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With Alertus Desktop Notification software, urgent information from BC public safety personnel will appear on your computer as a pop-up window overlaying all other open windows.

       •  Download Alertus (last updated Aug. 12, 2019):
          Mac OSX (Mojave 10.14 & below) [Alertus version]
          Windows 10 & below [Alertus version​]

Mac Note: If you get a message stating that the software is from an unidentified developer, right-click (control-click) on the installer file and select Open to continue with the install. Learn more about this message.

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Sample Alert from Alertus

Important: Alertus is automatically installed on BC-owned computers. It is also available to download for faculty, staff, and students on personally-owned computers. If you download the software, you will be responsible for keeping it up-to-date. Software updates will be posted on this page when available (see version numbers above to make sure you have the latest version, which was last updated on Aug. 12, 2019).

Learn which version you have installed:  

  • Mac: In the Menu bar, right-click on the Alertus icon, then click About.
  • Windows: In the System tray, right-click the Alertus icon, then click About.