Keep Your Community Safe with Emergency Text Alerts

With 94% of all text messages being opened immediately upon receipt, SMS is easily the most convenient and efficient way to get in touch with someone.  With that being said, when there is an emergency, the quickest way to get the message out is through text.  This is why many colleges, schools, businesses, and communities have chosen to use emergency text message alert programs.

Michael Lehutsky, District Attorney at the Wayne County Court House, established a county-wide emergency text alert system using Advanced Telecom Services’ emergency text alert program.  Since its launch, Lehutsky has used the program to make citizens aware of an escape from their county jail, a lost dementia patient, and several “suspect vehicles” involved in crimes ranging from robbery to environmental pollution.

“Within moments we are able to multiply the eyes and ears of law enforcement throughout our county,” Lehutsky said.  “We also have the capabilities to alert residents of emergencies or unsafe conditions.  I was out of the office when we issued our last alert.  I was still able to issue an alert to nearly 600 subscribers from my cell phone.  It went out in moments and without problem.”

With 91% of people having their mobile device within reach 24/7, you can’t afford to not be within their reach during a crisis.  In today’s fast-paced world, citizens are always on the go – keeping their mobile phones close by at all times.  Consequently, your emergency text message alert will reach your recipients now.  In an emergency situation, there is no alternative.  Can your community survive without an emergency text alert system?