Alerting Systems http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/31121/more en Newscan: FCC releases report on false Hawaii false emergency alert http://urgentcomm.com/alerting-systems/newscan-fcc-releases-report-false-hawaii-false-emergency-alert <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.governing.com/gov-institute/voices/col-atlanta-ransomware-digital-extortion-culture-cybersecurity.html">Ransomware: A &lsquo;soft nuclear weapon&rsquo; aimed at government</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.kcra.com/article/sacramento-police-issue-new-policy-on-muting-body-cameras/19740673">Sacramento police issue new policy for deactivating or muting body cameras</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/alerting-systems/newscan-fcc-releases-report-false-hawaii-false-emergency-alert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/alerting-systems/newscan-fcc-releases-report-false-hawaii-false-emergency-alert#comments Alerting Systems FCC Thu, 12 Apr 2018 20:40:00 +0000 54481 at http://urgentcomm.com JVCKENWOOD USA: John Grabowski offers glimpse into future, leveraging parent company's technologies http://urgentcomm.com/kenwood/jvckenwood-usa-john-grabowski-offers-glimpse-future-leveraging-parent-companys-technologies <div class="node-body video-body">John Grabowski, JVCKENWOOD USA's director of marketing and communications for the communications sector, describes the conceptual Emergency Response Solution, which highlights some potential synergies that JVCKENWOOD—the Japan-based parent company of JVCKENWOOD USA—hopes to leverage by integrating products from its various business units.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/kenwood/jvckenwood-usa-john-grabowski-offers-glimpse-future-leveraging-parent-companys-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/kenwood/jvckenwood-usa-john-grabowski-offers-glimpse-future-leveraging-parent-companys-technologies#comments Land-Mobile Radio Alerting Systems Incident Command/Situational Awareness Subscriber Devices Enterprise Public Safety Kenwood Mon, 02 Apr 2018 23:49:00 +0000 54351 at http://urgentcomm.com Zetron: Mark Cranmore demonstrates MAX Fire Station Alerting http://urgentcomm.com/zetron/zetron-mark-cranmore-demonstrates-max-fire-station-alerting <div class="node-body video-body">Mark Cranmore, senior product manager for Zetron, demonstrates the use of MAX Fire Station Alerting, which leverages Zetron's MAX Dispatch platform to deliver alarm notifications, voice announcements and key sensor-based instructions—everything from automatically opening the station door to turning off the stove—at a click of a button to initiate a quick, efficient response.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/zetron/zetron-mark-cranmore-demonstrates-max-fire-station-alerting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/zetron/zetron-mark-cranmore-demonstrates-max-fire-station-alerting#comments Alerting Systems Dispatch Fire/EMS System Design IWCE Zetron Fri, 09 Mar 2018 09:23:00 +0000 54021 at http://urgentcomm.com Breaking down information silos makes cities smarter http://urgentcomm.com/governance/breaking-down-information-silos-makes-cities-smarter <div class="field-byline"> Derek Prall </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The free and open flow of municipal data will increase municipal efficiencies, according to Jason Nelson, executive director of the Smart Cities Council. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/governance/breaking-down-information-silos-makes-cities-smarter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/governance/breaking-down-information-silos-makes-cities-smarter#comments Alerting Systems Analytics Software Applications Citizen Engagement Critical Infrastructure Governance Wed, 07 Mar 2018 04:06:00 +0000 53911 at http://urgentcomm.com <p>Smart Cities Council Executive Director Jason Nelson addresses the audience at IWCE 2018. Photo by Derek Prall.</p> Newscan: Hawaii’s false missile alarm raises question of federal control http://urgentcomm.com/alerting-systems/newscan-hawaii-s-false-missile-alarm-raises-question-federal-control <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="https://www.rollcall.com/news/policy/hawaiis-false-missile-alarm-raises-question-federal-control">Hawaii&rsquo;s false missile alarm raises question of federal control</a></p> <p><a href="http://time.com/5119618/hawaii-missile-alert-employee-not-cooperating-investigation/">Employee who sent false missile alarm is refusing to cooperate with FCC investigation</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/alerting-systems/newscan-hawaii-s-false-missile-alarm-raises-question-federal-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/alerting-systems/newscan-hawaii-s-false-missile-alarm-raises-question-federal-control#comments Alerting Systems Federal Government/Military State & Local Government Fri, 26 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000 53351 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Hawaii governor learned missile alert was false within two minutes http://urgentcomm.com/alerting-systems/newscan-hawaii-governor-learned-missile-alert-was-false-within-two-minutes <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/20/us/hawaii-missile-alert-time.html">Hawaii governor learned missile alert was false within two minutes</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/hawaii-gov-david-ige-slow-correct-false-missile-alert-after-n840186">Hawaii governor slow to correct false missile alarm after he forgot Twitter log-in</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/alerting-systems/newscan-hawaii-governor-learned-missile-alert-was-false-within-two-minutes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/alerting-systems/newscan-hawaii-governor-learned-missile-alert-was-false-within-two-minutes#comments Alerting Systems Public Safety State & Local Government Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:58:00 +0000 53321 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Hawaii missile alert: How one employee ‘pushed the wrong button’ and caused a wave of panic http://urgentcomm.com/alerting-systems/newscan-hawaii-missile-alert-how-one-employee-pushed-wrong-button-and-caused-wave-p <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2018/01/14/hawaii-missile-alert-how-one-employee-pushed-the-wrong-button-and-caused-a-wave-of-panic/?utm_term=.323c4edcd922">Hawaii missile alert: How one employee &lsquo;pushed the wrong button&rsquo; and caused a wave of panic</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.govtech.com/em/safety/Investigations-Into-Missile-Scare-Intensify.html">Investigations into Hawaiian missile scare intensify</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/alerting-systems/newscan-hawaii-missile-alert-how-one-employee-pushed-wrong-button-and-caused-wave-p" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/alerting-systems/newscan-hawaii-missile-alert-how-one-employee-pushed-wrong-button-and-caused-wave-p#comments Alerting Systems Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:10:00 +0000 53221 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Apple Watch’s SOS feature calls 911 after car crash http://urgentcomm.com/public/newscan-apple-watch-s-sos-feature-calls-911-after-car-crash <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/news/92086092/apple-watchs-sos-feature-calls-911-after-crash">Apple Watch&rsquo;s SOS feature calls 911 after car crash</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.rcrwireless.com/20170504/carriers/att-oracle-sign-major-cloud-agreement-tag6">AT&amp;T, Oracle sign major cloud agreement</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.rcrwireless.com/20170503/carriers/verizon-sells-cloud-managed-hosting-business-to-ibm-tag6">Verizon sells cloud, managed hosting business to IBM</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public/newscan-apple-watch-s-sos-feature-calls-911-after-car-crash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public/newscan-apple-watch-s-sos-feature-calls-911-after-car-crash#comments Public Thu, 04 May 2017 16:00:00 +0000 50361 at http://urgentcomm.com SMS/MMS text messaging can help local governments and public-safety agencies connect to the public http://urgentcomm.com/blog/smsmms-text-messaging-can-help-local-governments-and-public-safety-agencies-connect-public <div class="node-body blog-body">Communicating with residents is a priority for state and local governments and public-safety agencies at any time, but it is especially important during times of emergency. SMS/MMS messaging systems can help provide alerts during such critical moments, as well as improve information exchanges with the public on a day-to-day basis.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/smsmms-text-messaging-can-help-local-governments-and-public-safety-agencies-connect-public" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/smsmms-text-messaging-can-help-local-governments-and-public-safety-agencies-connect-public#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Citizen Engagement Disaster Response Public FCC View from the Top Sun, 16 Apr 2017 22:56:00 +0000 50211 at http://urgentcomm.com How smartphone alerts can increase Americans’ safety abroad during times of uncertainty http://urgentcomm.com/blog/how-smartphone-alerts-can-increase-americans-safety-abroad-during-times-uncertainty <div class="node-body blog-body">Despite efforts to improve the ability of the U.S. government to be able to communicate with Americans traveling abroad, the chances of success are haphazard, at best—a situation that could result in the unnecessary loss of American lives. Technology offers a way to increase significantly the chance for the U.S. government to provide important emergency information to these Americans on foreign soil.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/how-smartphone-alerts-can-increase-americans-safety-abroad-during-times-uncertainty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/how-smartphone-alerts-can-increase-americans-safety-abroad-during-times-uncertainty#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Federal Government/Military Policy Public Security View from the Top Thu, 10 Nov 2016 21:50:00 +0000 48481 at http://urgentcomm.com