Everbridge's public warning platform live across Australia

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Thursday, 14 October, 2021

Everbridge's public warning platform live across Australia

Australia first introduced its emergency alert system in 2009 in response to a series of deadly bushfires. In order to modernise the service, Australia selected Everbridge’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) public warning platform to enable each state and territory, plus regional authorities, to alert citizens and visitors, support first responder communications and analyse disaster communication effectiveness for subsequent mitigation activities.

Following two years of testing across all Australian states and territories, the population warning system will enable police, fire and emergency services to alert communities to a likely or actual emergency. In the event of a critical situation, such as a bushfire, flood, cyclone, extreme heat, or terror attack, Australia’s emergency services will send location-based text messages to mobile phones and voice messages to landlines within a precise geo-targeted area, while integrating with social media platforms.

The Everbridge platform, which combines cell broadcast, location-based SMS, address-based and group-based multi-channel alerting technologies, provides critical event management capabilities across a broad range of threats including natural disasters, terrorism, cyberattacks and other security events.

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