Rochester, NY (PRWEB) March 07, 2013
Mass notifications systems are used by thousands of public safety agencies across the US to warn citizens about dangers that can threaten their lives. And some of those agencies depend on federal funding that is now being threatened because of the budget cut known as sequestration. One analysis, for example, estimates a cut of about $35 million to Federal public safety grants for state and local governments.
To help offset these potentially damaging cuts, Hyper-Reach, a leading provider of mass emergency notification services, is offering public safety agencies a guaranteed 25% savings compared to any competitive emergency notification system. The program is available to any public service agency, at any level of government, throughout the US. The offer will be available until December 31, 2013.
Hyper-Reach is a state of the art mass emergency notification system designed specifically for public safety officials. The system sends thousands of telephone calls, SMS text messages and emails to geographically targeted households in seconds. A new feature, called Hyper-Reach Express, works with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to send broadcast messages to all mobile telephones in an affected area. Hyper-Reach will be developing additional features this year that enhance this new FEMA capability.
“We realized that public safety agencies would have very little time to adjust budgets hurt by this sequester mess, and we wanted to offer whatever help we could”, said Sam Asher, President of Hyper-Reach. “Although the estimates we’ve seen of budget impacts are about 5%, we know these may larger for specific programs, so we decided to offer a 25% savings. It’s a small contribution, but we really value our mission of helping inform the public in emergencies.”
To qualify for the guarantee, agencies will be asked to provide the estimated cost of their existing or proposed mass notification system, as well as the included features and usage limits of that system. Hyper-Reach will respond with its closest service offering at not more than 75% of the estimate.
To find out more about the Hyper-Reach Sequestration Relief Program, send an email to info(at)ashergroup(dot)com or call the company at 855-266-8439.
Hyper-Reach (http://www.hyper-reach.com) has over 12 years of experience in emergency messaging via its mass notification system. Hyper-Reach sends messages via automated telephone calls, text messaging (SMS), email, and social media, such as Twitter. Messages can be created by local personnel or automatically sent, depending on the emergency. Other uses of Hyper-Reach include Amber alerts, toxic chemical warnings, and armed shooter alerts. In addition to 911 centers, Hyper-Reach is used by law enforcement, educational institutions, and corporations.
For more information about Hyper-Reach, go to http://www.hyper-reach.com or call 855-266-8439 (855 2-Notify).