Rochester, NY (PRWEB) March 30, 2014
Telephone-based emergency alert systems are used by thousands of communities across the United States to notify citizens of danger and help them prepare for disasters. These systems alert people to weather emergencies, missing persons, criminal activity, environmental disasters, and other dangerous situations.
But smaller communities pay much more per citizen for these services than larger ones. So Hyper-Reach, a leading provider of emergency alert systems, has developed a special pricing package - at $0.39 per capita - that will save most of these communities hundreds or thousands of dollars per year.
The difference in rates that communities pay is striking. Based on data gathered by the US National Emergency Alert Registry, Hyper-Reach estimates that very smallest villages and towns pay more than $2 per citizen, while those in the 10,000 - 20,000 population range pay about $0.61. That's 3-10 times more than the largest communities (over 100,000 population) pay.
At $0.39 per person, with a $1,000 minimum, Hyper-Reach estimates that its new pricing plan would save these smaller communities an aggregate of almost $3 million dollars and make these kinds of services affordable for many more communities. If all US communities signed up for such a plan, Hyper-Reach estimates that more than 14,000 villages, towns and counties would save more than $50 million per year compared to other vendors.
And the new pricing plan offers a full range of services, including:
“We're not just suppliers of emergency alert services,” said Sam Asher, president of Hyper-Reach. “We're true believers who see the value of these services in saving lives and property. So we want every community - regardless of how small - to be able to use a service like this to protect its citizens.”
The Hyper-Reach emergency alert system provides rapid notification of urgent situations using a mix of telephone calls, text and email messages, social media (e.g. Twitter) messages and even TTY/TDD service for the deaf and heard of hearing. Hyper-Reach also provides public safety agencies with access to the Wireless Emergency Alert system developed by FEMA, enabling broadcast text messages to most newer mobile phones. A smartphone app is also available for delivering and organizing messages to Apple and Android phones.
Hyper-Reach (http://www.hyper-reach.com) is a mass notification system with over 12 years of experience in emergency messaging. Hyper-Reach sends messages via automated telephone calls, text messaging (SMS), email, and social media, such as Twitter. 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).