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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 for:
          Mac OSX (High Sierra 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.

Sample alert image
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).

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.