IPAWS — Combined With ASC Technology — Offers a Powerful Tool for Saving Lives
FEMA’s Integrated Public Alert and Warning System, or IPAWS, quickly alerts citizens of any threat.
The system is a nationwide emergency alerting platform that saves time when it matters most. And, as a result, the system helps protect life and property, according to its website.
“IPAWS is a modernization and integration of the nation’s alert and warning infrastructure,” according to its website. “(It) provides public safety officials with an effective way to alert and warn the public about serious emergencies … from a single interface.”
The alerting system sends emergency notifications for anything officials deem a threat. This includes tornadoes, floods, child abductions, wildfires and threats at mass gatherings, like sporting events.
CompuLert™ NEXGen provides full IPAWS customization
IPAWS sends information through radio and television, cellular phones, NOAA weather radios, and Internet applications. It relies on Common Alerting Protocols, or CAP, to send messages simultaneously. But few emergency management control systems have the ability to receive CAP messages.
At ASC, our CompuLert™ NEXGen control platform integrates with IPAWS. Our control platform fully supports receiving and originating CAP-compliant messages. As a result, ASC’s NEXGen provides a powerful tool for emergency managers to alert the public of local, regional or national threats.
When integrated with IPAWS, NEXGen can automatically activate sirens and other warning devices. Furthermore, officials can customize the system to filter alerts based on relevance and geographical areas. As a result, ASC’s NEXGen system offers an efficient platform for emergency managers.
Contact ASC for IPAWS Integration
American Signal Corp. has the tools you need to alert residents in your area of impending threats. By deploying ASC’s CompuLert NEXGen technology with IPAWS, you will provide your neighbors the best chance to be safe during any threat.