Revolutionizing Public Notification & Warning Systems

On June 26th 2006 President Bush issued an executive order to have an effective, reliable, integrated, flexible, and comprehensive system to alert and warn the American people in situations of war, terrorist attack, natural disaster, or other hazards to public safety and well-being. This system still does not exist.

At the same time state and local governments have spent and continue to spend millions to set up and maintain individual systems to notify their citizens of emergency situations. Most currently use some form of telephone dialing system to deliver these alerts.

The systems in use now are ineffective, slow, expensive, and incompatible with one another and could not be used on a nationwide level to deliver an alert.

The current emergency broadcast system which was first implemented in the 1950’s is currently deemed as “very ineffective” and the recent summit conducted by National Association of Broadcasters in March of 2009 confirmed that the emergency broadcast system is in poor shape at best. Even if the system was “fixed” and worked flawlessly it would still only reach a fraction of Americans during an emergency alert.

The ideal public notification system would reach American citizens anywhere in the entire nation, even the entire world at a moments notice. An ideal system would save the federal, state and local governments of this country hundreds of millions of dollars over the public warning systems currently in place. An ideal system would alert citizens even in the most dire situations when power may be lost and even when all forms of telephone communications might be lost such as during hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, LA.

Such a system can be achieved.

  Perfect Alert System
Able to alert those in danger anywhere,anytime without invading anyone’s privacy
Able to specify alert areas as small as one
home or as large as the United States
Must work in remote areas with no power or
cellular infrastructure
Must be cost-effective

Does not burden phone or cellular systems,
leaving them available to those in danger
Does not use databases of any kind
Must be able to notify 10 or 310 Million
people simultaneously
Can deliver text and voice messages in
multiple languages
Clear messages prompt specific actions for
those in danger