Emergency Text Alerts Saves Lives
With 94% of all text messages being opened immediately upon receipt, SMS messages are easily the most convenient way to get in touch with someone. With that being said, when there is an emergency, the quickest way to let someone know is through a text message. Unlike text messages, e-mails are read when it’s convenient. This does your audience very little good when there is an emergency occurring.
This is why many colleges, schools, and businesses have chosen to use emergency text message alert programs. 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, your students and/or or employees 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.
First, your recipients must choose to opt-in (receive your text messages). This is usually done during registration and/or new employments. When an emergency happens, the system administrator can react quickly, often getting the emergency notification out within seconds of the occurrence of the incident.
As you can see, emergency text message alerts can save lives. Can your school or business survive without an emergency text message alert system as part of your overall emergency notification methods?