News Media outlets across the U.S. are turning to SMS alerts to get the word out about breaking news and severe weather. SMS has become a very important tool in today’s mobile world. People are constantly on the go, listening to satellite radio, surfing the web, and watching cable. Because of this, people are rarely tuned into the traditional ways that breaking news once reached them. With the use of SMS News, media outlets can once again get information directly to the public on their mobile phones. The SMS message is sent as a text message. This innovation gives the public notice of approaching bad weather and lets them know if there is a situation in their area. SMS is a great public safety as well. Colleges, Neighborhood Watches, and local governments are utilizing SMS to alert the public. These messages include school closings, flash flood warnings, and alerts of emergency or dangerous situations.
“According to Executive Director of University Media Relations Eric Mansfield, the campus is back to regular operations. School officials held a press conference at 11 a.m. Thursday, identifying Tyler, who is on probation on a theft charge in Brimfield, and detailing the investigation and security efforts by law enforcement officers. KSU’s notification system sent messages to students, staff and faculty.” Kent State identifies Cleveland student Quavaugntay Tyler as man who fired shot at Bowman Hall, Megan Shaw, Bob Jones
This is just one example of how SMS alerts are protecting communities. The need as well as the use for SMS alerts is growing. SMS alerts are a very easy way for the public to stay informed as weather and situations arise. To learn more about SMS Alerts and how they can benefit your community or organization please contact Hometown Mobile Solutions at 262-238-6397.