City of Miami Approves New Communication Tool for Issuing Emergency Alerts

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Miami Joins Growing List of In-telligent Communities in South Florida

The City of Miami Commission has recently approved the In-telligent communication platform to bring heightened safety to their citizens and visitors through enhanced communication. Once fully deployed, the City of Miami will use the In-telligent mobile app to distribute emergency, life safety and time sensitive messages.

Miami joins other organizations and cities in South Florida on the In-telligent platform, including Univision, the Miami-Dade Public School District, the City of Doral and the City of Coral Gables. Integrating In-telligent into the emergency communication procedures ensures that people are better prepared for the unexpected, and that residents and visitors are safer and more informed during emergency situations.

“As President of the League Of Cities, we see this type of emergency communication tool as a best practice for community safety. In-telligent has been implemented in Doral and Coral Gables already, and the ability to translate messages into over 100 different languages is something that I think is incredibly important for our diverse community," said City of Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez. “I am passionate about keeping the people of Miami as safe as possible. Technologies like In-telligent provide us the tools to do just that.”

In a new strategic partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), residents and visitors in Miami that download In-telligent will also receive location-specific severe weather alerts. This is especially important in Florida, where severe weather is always a concern, and has already caused large-scale disruption this year. So far this year, there have been over 5,000 preliminary reports of severe weather across the United States, according to NOAA's Storm Prediction Center. Alerting the people of Miami to these dangers in real-time is critically important to ensuring that they are as safe as possible.

In-telligent is easy to setup and use. Users need only download the free app from either the Play or App Store, launch the app and create a user account. Through In-telligent’s unique technology, any user that is within Miami will automatically receive important notifications from the City. In-telligent also has the unique ability to override the silent settings on a user’s mobile device for critical life-safety alerts. As a professional platform though, the City Manager’s staff will only use this override technology in critical, life-safety situations to alert the people of Miami that are in the danger zone.

“In-telligent was born out of passionate desire to give communities a better tool to communicate, to heighten their awareness and enjoyment of their surroundings, and help keep them safe,” said Allan Sutherland, In-telligent’s founder and CEO. “We are thankful to the Commissioners and City Staff for their support. We join them in their commitment to keep the people of Miami safer and better informed during times of crisis. Unfortunately, the world around us demands tools like In-telligent. Commissioner Suarez realized the value that we provide immediately. We commend him for his commitment to the citizens of Miami and all of Dade County.”

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About In-telligent

In-telligent gives peace of mind to users by enabling them to be better informed, have greater awareness, and become more deeply engaged in their communities. Safety and performance are best-in-class, powered by Amazon Web Services, Apple, and Google. In-telligent is compatible with both Android and iOS powered devices. With unprecedented functionality, and remarkable ease of use, In-telligent builds awareness in a way that strengthens trust, heightens safety, saves money, captures real-time market data to enhance your understanding of the audience, and drives revenue. In the case of an emergency, In-telligent ensures that a community will be alerted immediately - because safety is critical. Visit http://www.in-telligent.com to find out how to build or become a part of an In-telligent community.

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