New EU legislation is requiring countries to be able to alert their citizens and tourists on a national scale. Population Alerting uses a location-based SMS approach which provides the greatest coverage for citizens and visitors of any solution available, without requirements for recipients to opt-in or re-configure their cell phones. All cell phones in a geo-targeted area can be reached, with 2-way communications, and with messages sent to any person who enters the target region for a specified period of time.
Everbridge Population Alerting has been trusted and deployed by more national governments across the world than any other solution, including Sweden, Singapore, the Netherlands, Iceland, Greece, Cambodia, and the coastal states in India.
Everbridge Population Alerting leverages existing telecom infrastructure to reach everyone within a geographic area to:
All mobile phones are identified in a geo-targeted area using location information from mobile networks with no violation of privacy.
Use the location based alerting capabilities of Population Alerting to warn citizens travelling to, or currently visiting, countries or regions where an incident has occurred with two-way SMS messages to confirm people’s safety and help them locate:
Embassies • Remote Workers • Travellers • Local Residents
Address-based and group alerting are available in order to distribute messages using geo-coded national address registers or address registers of companies, as well as for first responders and emergency preparedness organisations to manage one- and two-way communication. Population Alerting notifications through:
Location based SMS • Cell broadcast • Mobile push notifications • SMS • Voice • Email • CAP compliant for: Sirens; TV; Radio; Electronic Display Boards
Mobile network location data can be anonymously used to track the density and movement of crowds over time. This gold mine of data can help authorities:
Designed for ease of use and speed, Population Alerting includes:
Residents and visitors in Sweden are now able to receive SMS notifications on their mobile phones if they reside within an area where sudden events such as fire, extreme weather or a terror attack occur. All mobile operators in Sweden can now send location-based SMS alerts provided by Everbridge with an “Important Message to the Public” from SOS Alarm, the system operator.read more
Governments have a responsibility to take care of all people within its borders, and some of those most vulnerable populations are those who do not speak the native language, like immigrants and tourists. We can do better than cell broadcast technology, and it seems to me, that technology already exists.read more