Safety

Alert system to be installed in Southeastern rural areas

Emergency Management Alert, November 10, 2009

The Alabama Emergency Management Agency has announced they may be potentially hiring Global Security Systems to bring its Alert FRM system to nine Alabama counties, according to Tuscaloosa News.

The technology uses FM radio waves to send out emergency messages to portable receivers. The receivers are programmable for individual use. The first to get the receivers will be hospitals, schools, and fire stations, among other public buildings.

Individuals will also be able to purchase them for $40. Each message can be sent out by local governments via a Web site within the Alert FM network. Messages can be coded to go to only a few receivers in the area or all of them.

Source: Tuscaloosa News.

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