Thursday, February 02, 2012

New Alert System in Sarasota



CodeRED™ Notification System
Residents and Business Owners
Sarasota County Utilities utilizes the CodeRED Notification System - an ultra high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications.

CodeRED delivers the important message through a high-speed telephone calling system to all phone numbers on the CodeRED database. Sarasota County staff will access CodeRED via a secure portal on the web. A call area will be marked identifying street addresses on a map. Telephone numbers will be matched up electronically to these addresses through the use of the Geographical Information Systems (GIS). A pre-recorded message will be sent out via the telephone with information about the incident and possibly instructions for action to be taken. This system can call your cell phone number if you register your cell phone number in the CodeRED database.

Uses
This system allows us to send critical communications to all or targeted areas within the county in case of a situation that requires immediate action. This system is capable of dialing the entire county within minutes. It delivers a recorded message from Sarasota County describing the situation and any instructions for immediate or future action. The message will play when answered by a live person or an answering machine and makes three attempts to connect to each number. If you opt in for text message and/or email alerts in the CodeRED database, those will also be sent.



More here: 


http://www.scgov.net/EnvironmentalServices/Water/Utilities/CodeRED.asp

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