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What is the Alertus recipient app?

The Alertus recipient app allows end-users to receive push notifications from the Central State University Alerts system utilizing Wi-Fi and/or cellular signal. Learn more by visiting Alertus App DirectionsAlertus App Android, or Alertus App iPhone, which are located in this directory.

Alertus app on App Store (iPhone)
Alertus app on Google Play (Android)

What Is Alertus Desktop?

Alertus Desktop is a software program licensed by Central State University for delivering emergency notifications to desktop and laptop computer systems. When activated, Alertus will pop up a full-screen alert, taking over the whole screen with a warning. The alert can be easily dismissed by simply clicking on the Acknowledge button. Learn more by visiting Alertus Desktop Mac or Alertus Desktop Windows, which are located in this directory.

  • Central State University is committed to providing timely warnings and/or emergency notifications for situations that represent a serious or continuing threat to the campus community. To support this commitment, the University is requesting all faculty, staff, and students install an emergency messaging desktop client, a new method of disseminating critical information to all university-owned assets. In the event of an emergency, this service will issue a pop-up message to computers with the emergency messaging desktop client installed.

  • Emergency messaging desktop clients will be an integrated method of communication within the Alertus Alerts program and will help meet the requirements of providing emergency notifications and timely warnings as required by the Clery Act. In an effort to maximize safety and the protection of our campus community, all university-owned workstations should have the emergency messaging desktop client installed on them. This will ensure the widest dissemination possible for the Alertus Alerts program and provide additional coverage in areas where cellular signal is degraded.

  • Alertus is a vendor of alerting technology and systems. While it offers many options, Central State University has procured its emergency messaging desktop feature (

  • The Office of Information Technology Alertus information page contains the Mac and Windows software and instructions on how to install it.

  • Yes.

  • Contact the IT Help Desk at 937-376-7007 or

  • No. A member of the IT Service Center will assist you the best they can and if possible, contact Alertus on your behalf to continue to seek resolution on your issue.

  • The emergency messaging desktop client works on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 with the .NET 2.0 Framework (or greater) installed, and Mac OSX 10.5+. Your machine will need 7+ Mbs of free hard disk space, network connectivity, and administrative permission for installation.

  • No. This client is for desktop use only. A separate App is available for mobile devices.

  • Only situations that represent a “significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on the campus” will utilize the pop-up method of communication to those with the emergency messaging desktop client installed. This service will only be used when absolutely necessary. If you have questions or concerns, please submit a SysAid ticket and IT Help Desk will contact you to assist.

  • The pop-up will always have the Central State University logo and specify it is a Central State University Alert.