Mass Notification Safety Alerts

NEWS is a reliable, fast and easy-to-use solution for sending location-based warning alerts to affected populations.

With NEWS, emergency agencies improve public safety by providing potentially lifesaving information to individuals in harm's way.

LOCATION-BASED SMS — WARN POPULATIONS & SAVE LIVES

SMS-BASED NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

Mobile phones most effective means for delivering emergency warnings to individuals.

Location-based – targets messages to only affected populations and individuals.

Time sensitive – ensures messages are received in time for individuals and populations to follow the emergency protocols provided.

GEOSPATIAL CONTROL

Affected  areas are quickly and easily selected via a geographical map interface.

NEWS identifies the total number of mobile phones inside the selected area.

Emergency agencies send an SMS warning to affected individuals and populations. NEWS SMS notifications are automatically refreshed to warn individuals entering an active emergency area.

ALERT MANAGEMENT & DELIVERY

NEWS-AMUsed by public safety agencies (Police, Firefighters, Homeland Security and Emergency Managers).

NEWS-AD Integrated with local cellular networks. Identifies all mobile phones within the targeted geographic area by processing network-provided location data.

"Location-based SMS is the preferred technical solution for a national mobile alert system."

— Mobile Alerting Trials: Project Report, April 2014. UK Civil Contingencies Secretariat, Cabinet Office

 BENEFITS —

  • Reaches all cell phones in affected areas
  • Improves public safety
  • Increases emergency warning efficiency during crisis situations
  • Customizable mass notification area coverage

FEATURES —

  • End-to-end modular solution
  • Multi-Agency, Multi-Operator control of SMS mass notification deliveries
  • Exceptional performance and reliability
  • Delivery receipt control
  • List management

AUSTRALIA has used NEWS to deliver more than 100 million SMS emergency alert messages with a 95% success rate.