Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Commercial Emergency Alert Services

In the last day I have been contacted by two companies offering emergency alert services in Australia to governments, schools and companies. These are the Early Warning Network from Kerry Plowright's Look Here Pty Ltd and Emergency Contact from OnCall Messaging. These seem to have been promoted by the recent run of weather related emergencies in Australia. In theory the Australian state and federal governments now provide phone, text message and broadcast emergency warning services, but as I have detailed previously, these leave a lot to be desired, so there is room for commercial providers.

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