C.E.A. Property Management Selects MyCommunityAlert (MCA) Technology to Inform and Notify Its 19 Communities

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MCA’S content-based, real-time information and emergency notification system will be available to 2000 more households

We had been searching for the right program to keep our communities and their residents informed. MCA was the right fit. It puts us and our residents in control will save time and money and keeps us in touch, said Sandy Bennett, Pres. of C.E.A.

C.E.A. Property Management (http://www.ceamanagement.com) one of Palm Beach County’s premier property management firms, has selected MyCommunityAlert (MCA) - http://www.mcalert.net - text and email alert technology to inform and protect its 19 communities and more than 2000 households. MyCommunityAlert is a real-time, web-based system specifically designed to provide critical information and emergency notification to community residents and local officials so everyone can be alerted to issues that impact their lives. MCA is also capable of providing visuals so photographs of missing persons or lost pets can be instantly shared with entire communities.

“We had been searching for the right program to keep our communities and their residents informed. MCA was the right fit because it puts us and our residents in control, will save time and money and it will keep us in touch with our residents and our residents informed of important information and emergencies,” said Sandy Bennett, President & Owner of C.E.A Property Management. “We are already using the system to inform residents of community gate closings, road paving and more. We also know it will be extremely helpful during the upcoming hurricane season.”

MCA technology is currently in use in communities across Palm Beach County and has already had an impact. Since its adoption at the Isles at Wellington, MCA has helped significant drops in crime, specifically residential and automobile burglaries. Residential burglaries were reported to have declined 86% and automotive burglaries dropped 96% during the two and one-half years measured.

MCA was created by a team of experts that includes an executive with 25 years of law enforcement experience and another senior executive with more than 20 years of business development and management know-how. Its tech team’s central location is in Southern California, its programmers are located throughout California and overseas and its main and backup servers are situated in different locations in Michigan. In addition to its headquarters in Wellington, FL, MCA has a branch office in the New York City metro region.

MCA provides information via text messages and emails directly to registered users within minutes. The system is specifically designed to keep users informed about emergencies and anything else that impacts their local communities:

Public Health & Safety-lost pets, burglaries, dangerous animals, storm threats…
School & Government-emergency closings, school lockdowns…
Family & Friends-missing children or seniors…
Community Activities and Issues-road construction, gate closings, meetings…

MCA alerts can be sent to an unlimited number of people within minutes, keeping those who need to know in the know. Alerts can be pushed to entire communities or tailored intra-community to specific requirements called “sector segmentation.” In particular, MCA’s text-centric system allows it to function under the most trying of circumstances. When power is out during severe weather, texting may be the only means of communication. This was most recently demonstrated when Superstorm Sandy ravaged the northeast and in the Greenwich, CT community where MCA was deployed; residents were never in the dark about their emergency situation. Similarly, MCA has been field tested numerous times in its headquarters state of Florida where severe weather and power outages are fairly common.

MCA is currently in use with more than 9,000 homeowners in Palm Beach County in reputable communities including Versailles, Olympia, The Isles at Wellington and the Wellington Equestrian Club. MCA services for residential communities cost approximately $0.50 per month per household, enabling users to register up to 2 cell phone numbers and 3 email addresses for the price. Customized pricing is available for larger communities and municipalities.

“C.E.A. is among the most respected management groups in So. FL and we are proud they chose MyCommunityAlert for their communities,” said Renee Leibler, Vice President of MCA. “When detailed information can be pushed to residents who need to know about it instantaneously, the results will almost always be positive. We see this in the communities we serve here in Palm Beach County and in other locales where we have become a regular part of everyday life.”

For more information about MyCommunityAlert and to schedule a demonstration, please visit http://www.mcalert.net or contact Renee Leibler at 914-319-3779 or renee(at)mcalert(dot)net.

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