Emergency SMS and Mass Texts Alerts
Emergency SMS broadcast services and notification systems represent the ideal choice because they are convenient and all cellphones can receive texts.
Send SMS in Case of Disasters
Sending bulk SMS to thousands of people in situations where immediate action is necessary can make all the difference in the world.
Emergency Weather Alerts
Abrupt weather changes can endanger people’s lives. Automated weather text alerts can be used to notify the masses in such situations.
Resolve Emergencies Quickly
Each type of emergency requires a different response. You can use SMS to organize staff and quickly resolve disasters.
SMS Templates for Emergency Situations
Raise awareness and improve communication with our cost-effective SMS templates.
Armed person alerts
Ended emergency notifications
Fire emergency alerts
Bomb threat alerts
Weather SMS emergency broadcast
Key Benefits of Emergency SMS Services
If you’re not convinced about setting up an SMS emergency alert system, here are a few benefits that you should consider.
Reduce panic levels with notifications
The last thing you want during an emergency is for the masses to panic. A constant stream of SMS alerts and updates will help you reduce agitation levels.
Maintain clarity of thought
It is not unusual for authorities to lose clarity of thought in the event of a tragedy. Creating SMS templates with locations, dates, and other important details will make communication easier.
Texting helps the hearing impaired
There are unfortunate cases in which the deaf and hearing impaired have difficulty getting help when trying to reach emergency numbers. With SMS, aiding them will never be a problem.
Texting in an emergency is safe
According to 911 operators, texting could be a life-saving option in certain situations (e.g., during a kidnap, when trying to hide from an aggressor, during an intervention, etc).
When a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti, InSTEDD & Digicel set up a number where emergencies could be reported. This prompted an immediate response from rescue teams.
Organize volunteers during an emergency
SMS alerts can also be used to organize volunteers and rescue teams. Medical alert systems or civil emergency messages can be relayed to staff to overcome a situation.
SMS Alerts for Emergency Situations
From an accessibility perspective, text messages are the most reliable communication option,
because almost all cellphones are compatible with SMS.
Bulk Emergency SMS Broadcast
Send emergency alerts to thousands of people within seconds with our bulk SMS broadcast feature.
Voice Call Forwarding
Allow people to contact your emergency numbers with a few clicks by setting up voice-call forwarding on your account.
Text Message Automation
Configure rules for incoming messages to provide instant information and support.
SMS Distribution Lists
Need to pass on critical information fast? SMS Distribution List is an excellent tool for delivering emergency messages.
Incoming message automation
Reply to incoming text messages and common queries automatically by configuring emergency autoresponders.
Language & Unicode Support
Send emergency and weather text alert systems in any language. TextMagic supports 402-character Unicode SMS.
Frequently Asked Questions
Setting up mass notification systems for SMS is very easy.
Please read our FAQ section to get a better idea on how to get started.
Sending emergency SMS broadcasts is as simple as a few clicks:
Step #2: Head over to “Compose.” From the “to” field select your contact list. Edit your “from” field and, then, type in your message. You can include templates, tags, or attach files.
Step #3: Once you are ready, click send. The emergency text will automatically broadcast to all the members in your contact list.
Apart from an emergency SMS service system, you should also provide voice call forwarding. Here’s how you can quickly configure voice with TextMagic:
Step #2: Select the number that you want your inbound calls to be. Click on the small gear under the “Actions” column and then on “Activate Call Forwarding.” TextMagic will calculate your cost per minute.
Step #3: Record a personalized audio greeting and add it to your forwarding number. Click on Next, wait a few seconds for the number to become active and, then, click Finish.
Of course, TextMagic offers a dedicated Reporting & Analytics tab. From here, you can check the total number of messages sent and received, delivery rate, reply rate, and many more. You can also view the status of individual texts from your SMS chat. Just click on the small arrow over a message and then on “message details.”
We recommend automating all texts relating to your ERP. In most situations, people will contact you for more info on how to act, who to contact, or where to go. Here are a few messages that you can automate:
List with people of contact and their numbers.
Additional safety information as SMS attachment.
Actions required to mitigate danger and maintain safety.
Other texts depending on the type of emergency that you are facing.