Testing of Canada’s new emergency alert system, called Alert Ready, commences Monday, May 7. This system will advise of “imminent threats, such as tornadoes, flood and fires, as well as water contamination and Amber alerts.” Sending these alerts are the responsibility of the federal, provincial and in some cases, municipal governments. While the Alert Ready system allows alerting authorities from the government to issue a wide range of public safety messages, broadcasters and wireless service providers are only required to distribute alerts for situations that pose an immediate threat-to-life.
This is a clear confirmation that alerts to mobile devices are coming. As iSIGN gives control over the sending of SAM’s security/emergency alerts to the location using SAM (ex – schools, malls, transportation facilities, etc.), we have the perfect solution to alert attendees at specific locations about emergency situations that concern those individuals in a timely manner.