EMV upgrades emergency alert system


By Critical Comms Staff
Monday, 01 May, 2017


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Emergency Management Victoria has conducted a trial of its upgraded community emergency alert system.

The platform, which sends emergency alert messages, has been upgraded.

In order to test functionality of the system, SMS and voice messages were received by 140,000 mobile and landline phones across Victoria.

The message read: “This is a test message to the Emergency Alert system testing the new capability as part of an upgrade. No action is required.”

Mobile phones in areas including Ballan, Dixons Creek, Harrietville, Geelong, the Melbourne CBD, Warburton and Wilsons Prom received text messages.

Mobile and landline phones in Melton and Wangaratta were sent a location-based SMS and/or a voice message.

The SMS alert message was location-based, meaning that only mobile phones located in the selected area received the alert at the time of sending.

Emergency alert forms part of Victoria’s integrated warning system, which provides information and warnings to the community through a range of channels. Also included is the Vic Emergency website, VicEmergency social media channels and the VicEmergency Hotline, as well as more than 60 emergency broadcasters including ABC and Sky News TV.  

Emergency Management Victoria manages the Emergency Alert contracts on behalf of Australian states and territories.

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