In the aftermath of a natural disaster, one of the most important things is to get the utilities up and running as quickly as possible. Wireless emergency alerts can help with that by alerting utility companies to areas that are without power.
Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs) are an important way for utility companies to quickly respond to outages and other emergencies. By using WEAs, utility companies can send information to customers about outages, estimated restoration times, and other important updates. WEAs can also be used to provide information to first responders and other emergency personnel.
Utility companies are often the first responders to power outages and other emergencies. In order to provide fast and efficient service, many utility companies are now using wireless emergency alerts (WEAs) to notify customers of outages and other emergencies.
What is HipLink’s wireless emergency alert
In times of natural disaster and other threats, HipLink’s Wireless Emergency Alerts will keep you alerted and updated. When you sign up to receive WEAs and weather alerts, HipLink can immediately notify your emergency contacts directly from your phone. All you have to do is press the home screen icon to get started.
WEAs are different from National Weather Service alerts (also known as push alerts). While push alerts are usually issued for threats such as extreme weather events, WEAs are targeted toward individuals or groups who may be affected by a potential hazard.
HipLink's wireless emergency alerts feature
With the rapid development of technology, public information can be shared with many people using smartphones in times of disaster or threat. Additionally, this wireless emergency alert sends details to mobile phones in a bid to extend help to the community.
Here are HipLink's Wireless Emergency Alerts:
AMBER (America’s Missing Broadcast Emergency Response) Alerts: Issued in cases of child abduction, this alert is sent over a wide area. If you receive an Amber Alert, please note the description of the missing child and share it with the police immediately.
Extreme threats: Issued in cases of extreme weather and fire, this alert can reach a large number of people.
Presidential alerts: These entail WEA federal communications, and are issued in cases of an imminent threat, terrorist attack, or other threatening disasters at the national level.
Public safety alerts: Issued in cases of severe weather, this alert can reach up to 10% of the American population. The National Weather Service automatically sends these alerts.
Opt-in test messages: During scheduled test times, short messages will be sent to all subscribers.
Imminent threat alerts: This alert is sent to those in the event of an incident or impending occurrences.
Severe threats: This alert is sent when an emergency situation has been declared and a warning follows it.
Test alerts: This alert is sent when an emergency situation has been declared and after the message is sent, a test message will be sent to those in the affected area.
Devices that WEA HipLink shows up on
The WEA system is designed to reach customers and users of all major mobile carriers. All WEAs are sent to cell phones that use the CDMA, GSM, and LTE networks.
WEA technology works with virtually all smartphones, including the Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel, and many others. Advanced smartphones that support WEAs will not only receive warnings from government agencies but can also send messages from the government to other devices.
Get to experience the capabilities of HipLink's WEA today!
Our range of WEA devices is designed to suit all your needs. From a basic version that sends messages directly to you and your family members via text message, to a dialer with options for sending messages automatically to large groups of people, we have the perfect device for you.
To find out more about Wireless Emergency Alerts and how they can help you, try HipLink today for free!