In a rapidly-changing world, the need to quickly alert the population of ongoing crises or imminent threats becomes more necessary each day. Recent terrorist attacks, natural disasters and health crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted the need for an efficient and reliable public warning system.
FR-Alert, a European reference combining Cell Broadcast and Location-Based SMS
In the event of an ongoing or imminent danger, FR-Alert enables the Ministry of Interior and the prefectures to broadcast targeted and contextualised warning messages very quickly to the population’s mobile phones.
8 recommendations to get the most out of Public Warning Systems
Here were are! Today is the deadline for the 3,5-year long-period for the Member States of the European Union to deploy telephone-based public warning systems. However, public authorities should not limit themselves only to the legal mandate but rather make sure to get the best possible system to alert their population.