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City of Hill City, SD to utilize CodeRED Emergency Notification system
Hill City, SD – March 16, 2018 - The City of Hill City, SD has contracted with OnSolve to license its CodeRED high-speed emergency notification system. The CodeRED system provides city officials the ability to quickly deliver important community information via voice, email and text message to citizens.
Brett McMacken, City Administrator, cautioned that such systems are only as good as the information database supporting them. "If your information is not in the database, you will not be contacted." One of the reasons the CodeRED system was selected is it gives individuals and businesses the ability to add their own contact information directly into the system's database, this is an extremely important feature.
“No one should automatically assume his or her information is included in our database,” McMacken said, urging all individuals and businesses to log onto the Hill City’s website, WWW.HILLCITYSD.ORG and sign up for notifications. To do so, citizens just need to navigate to the Government tab, and then CodeRED in the drop down menu. Those without internet access may call City Hall 605-574-2300, Monday through Friday, (8AM-5PM) to supply their information over the phone. Required information includes first and last name, physical street address (no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code, and primary phone number, additional contact information can be entered as well.
All businesses should register, as well as all ndividuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the past year, and those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number.
McMacken explained, "CodeRED allows geographically based delivery, which means street addresses are required to ensure emergency notification calls are received by the proper individuals in a given situation. The system works for cell phones too, but we need to have an associated physical street address to provide relevant messages."
McMacken stated, "CodeRED gives those who want to be included an easy and secure method for inputting information. The data collected will only be used for emergency notification purposes." Questions should be directed to the City Hall, 605-574-2300.
OnSolve is the largest global provider of SaaS-based critical communication solutions for enterprise, SMB, and government customers. The company’s cloud-based software communications platform provides seamless and easy-to-deploy solutions for the exchange of critical information among organizations, their people, devices and external entities, with use cases designed to save lives, enhance revenue, and reduce costs.
OnSolve solutions include MIR3®, the most comprehensive solution available for large enterprises and federal agencies seeking to manage critical events or natural disasters effectively via the transmission of critical information and instructions. The company’s CodeRED® solution provides high-speed notification services capable of reaching millions of people in minutes, applying its mission critical capabilities to government, utilities, healthcare and other markets. In addition, the company recently acquired Send Word Now’s emergency notification system, increasing its enterprise offerings across all industries. Other solutions offered include SmartNotice® and TelAlert® for specific use cases, or for companies with less complex notification requirements.More information can be found on the company’s website at www.onsolve.com.
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