Blizzard Warning Service
911 Broadcast is the emergency notification service division of Database Systems Corp., a leading provider of call center technology including automatic phone dialers.
If a severe snow storm or a blizzard is threatening your community, our emergency phone service can help notify your emergency response staff and neighbors.
With our emergency phone service, we can broadcast warning messages to thousands of households in your community warning of catastrophic disasters including blizzards and severe winter storms.
Calls can be directed to operators that are standing by to handle special individual emergencies. This feature is possible because of our IVR capability built into the emergency broadcast message.
Emergency response messages can also be broadcast to emergency responders such as EMS crews or other volunteers or special assistance from emergency personnel.
Contact Us Today to learn more about our emergency notification phone services.
Register Online For Emergency Notification Services
DSC now provides an online signup for both non-profit and business organizations wishing to use our emergency voice broadcasting outsourcing services. Signup is easy and can be accomplished in just a few minutes! Our competitive rates are affordable, even for the smallest calling campaign.
Start Calling In Just Minutes!. Using our new online signup lets you get started immediately with your calling campaign. Simply create an account and agree to our standard terms and conditions. Then download your list of phone numbers and record a message. We accept major credit cards and for as little as $25, you can begin calling. Its that simple!
Both emergency and non-emergency voice broadcasting services can be provided by DSC.
To register online, click on the the online registration image or button on the right.
Customer Profile - Bronxville Public School
"We are dedicated to bringing out the best in each student:
academic excellence, creativity, personal growth, and working together for the common good" - www.bronxville.k12.ny.us
Bronxville Public Schools currently utilize emergency voice broadcasting services provided by Database Systems Corp. to deliver urgent messages to school members and faculty. These messages provide information regarding school closings due to snow storms, severe weather, and other emergencies.
Remote Community Warnings
Remote communities have used this technology to warn residents when a blizzard is imminent and households will be cut off from vital services, food, and medical attention.
Other applications include warning residents when the danger of blizzards or severe winter storms is at a high level. Travel and activity restrictions can likewise be broadcast using this service.
Blizzard alert messages sent to households in this fashion can be simple warnings with specific or general instructions. If the community needs feedback from the call, an interactive response can be programmed into the message allowing the person to either acknowledge the call or to contact someone. Messages can vary based upon proximity to the event, with different degrees of broadcast warning and instructions.
Severe Snow Storm Warning Applications
The following are just a few of the applications for this emergency telephone warning system:
- Contact Community Administrators
- Warn Skiers of Avalanche Dangers
- Warn Remote Communities
- Contact School Boards and Administrators
- Warn Community of Avalanche Road Closures
- Notify EMS Crews
- Contact Emergency Response Teams
- Call School District Parents and Students
- Notify Community of Road Closures
- Request Volunteers In Specific Threatened Area
- Broadcast Event Cancellation Notices
- Notify Community of Power or Utility Outages
How To Use This Service?
This blizzard warning and emergency broadcast service is easy to use. Calls can be initiated from our website or can be activated by phone. If you purchase our system, activation can be initiated using our easy-to-use wizard program.
Touch Phone Activation
Our emergency notification service can be initiated by calling our emergency 800 number and simply entering an account ID and password by touch phone.
Once validated, you can record your message and select from any number of lists of phone numbers (such as snow removal crews).
That's it! We immediately start calling the individuals on the selected list playing the recorded message.
We also provide the same type of activation using our website. Here you also have the ability to maintain your lists as well as create new ones using our mapping systems.
When an emergency arises, you simply record your emergency message offline or use our toll free phone service to record your message.
Next identify your call recipients using a simple list manager or a graphical map display and send us your phone numbers via the internet. We do the rest.
Computer Message Activation
Our emergency notification network also supports computer and web connectivity using XML technology. Thus, emergency communication can be initiated from your website or computer by automatically sending our emergency phone system a message containing a list of one or more phone numbers and a message to be sent to these individuals. The message can be text (which is automatically converted to voice) or a voice file.
For further information, visit our Emergency XML messaging web page.
Purchased System Versus Contracted Service?
This is a question that communities should carefully consider. A purchased system gives you more control, but requires sufficient phone lines, equipment and on site technical knowledge to keep your system operational. The larger your community, the greater capital expense is required to broadcast your emergency messages in a timely fashion. If your voice broadcast system is used for more than just emergencies, it is easier to justify a purchase over contracted service.
After all, emergency phone broadcasting is something you hope you never need to use.
Contracting your emergency phone broadcasting service requires less up front capital and can provide a faster emergency broadcast response if your provider has the resources available. Other than a monthly subscription fee, you only pay for the emergency broadcast as it occurs. System redundancy is available as well as centralized and experienced technical assistance.
Database Systems Corp. offers you both options. We provide comprehensive emergency dialing services as well as Emergency Broadcast Systems.
Contact Us Today to learn more about our blizzard warning systems and services.