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Hurricane Warnings

hurricane warnings Database Systems Corp. (DSC) provides emergency warning phone services and emergency notification phone systems for businesses and communities.

Should a hurricane threaten your community, our emergency notification phone services can warn your residents quickly. With our emergency notification phone service, you can broadcast warning messages to thousands of households in your community warning of catastrophic disasters including hurricanes and severe weather warnings.

Hurricane telephone warnings can be simultaneously delivered in just minutes using our network of phone systems and services. Pre-recorded warning messages can be played giving households information regarding the hurricane including direction, force and whether a community evacuation is planned or necessary.

Hurricane alerts can be sent to specific neighborhoods or communities and provide priority delivery of these messages to those in the immediate path of this severe storm. Multiple messages can be delivered to different members of the community based upon proximity to the hurricane. Calls can be directed to operators that are standing by to handle special individual emergencies.

Hurricane 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.

Contact DSC Today to learn more about our emergency voice broadcast 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 - Bayhill Homeowner's Association

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"The Bayhill subdivision was started in 1999 and is currently finishing up with phase 3. The Ownership of the Bayhill Homeowner's Association changed hands in April 2002.” - www.bayhill.org

Bayhill has contracted with Database Systems Corp. to provide emergency notification services for its members. Utilizing our emergency voice broadcasting call center and facility, Bayhill can contact its members announcing special events, meetings, and in particular during emergencies such as hurricane alerts and severe weather warnings.

Hurricane Warning Applications

The following are just a few of the applications for this emergency phone warning system:

  • Contact Community Administrators
  • Warn Local and Remote Communities
  • Communicate Evacuation Routes
  • Notify Residents of Nearest Shelters
  • Contact Traffic Administrators
  • Contact Emergency Response Teams
  • Notify Communities of Curfews and Blackouts
  • 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 hurricane communication and emergency broadcast service is easy to use. Calls can be initiated from our website or can be activated by phone using our IVR feature. 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 EMS crews). That's it! We immediately start calling the individuals on the selected list playing the recorded message.

    Web Activation

    hurricane warning system DSC provides the same type of activation using our website. Using DSC's secure website provides the ability to maintain your lists as well as create new ones.

    When an emergency situation occurs, simply record an emergency message offline or use our toll free phone service to record a message.

    Next identify call recipients using a simple list manager and send these phone numbers via the internet.

    Computer Message Activation

    emergency message dialers emergency notification system 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.

Answering Machine Detection

Answering Machine Detection Software Another advanced feature of our emergency notification phone system is its ability to not only detect answering machines, but to leave a separate pre-recorded message on this machine. Unlike most message delivery systems, we can detect the end of the answering machines greeting prompt and start playing your message immediately after this prompt.

Traditional emergency phone dialers cannot detect the difference between an individual and an answering machine. Most emergency dialers that can detect the difference simply ignore these answering machines. At best these phone systems schedule the answering machine number to be redialed later. Our emergency dialer gives you the option to select any one of these response methods.

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 message broadcasting 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 hurricane warning and emergency 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.

Additional Information

Contact Us Today to learn more about our hurricane warning systems and services.