Location based SMS is one of the technologies we excel in here at Intersec. For a public warning system to be effective, it must be reliable, rapid and require no action on the part of the people it is aiming to protect. At a time of growing risk and uncertainty, how can governments provide a solution that is all of these things and more. This is where our solutions come in.
Governments, law makers, regulators and network providers all see the mobile phone as a very powerful and valuable public warning system (PWS) solution. The first clause of Article 110 of the European Electronic Communication Code (EECC) states that countries must provide a mobile number-based public warning communication service to all end-users by June 21 2022.
As technology continues to progress, SMS looks to be the smart option when it comes to public warning systems. Location based SMS allows mobile networks to customise messages for specific groups and to send messages to citizens even when they have left an affected region. This can be particularly useful if follow-up treatment is required, for example, following a chemical attack. It can also handle precision targeting over different geographical areas. Cell Broadcast, while very effective, is only able to send messages out based on current location.
Location based SMS also offers delivery confirmation notifications and performance data in real-time. This is especially useful as it allows authorities to track how situations are developing and to improve the way resources are deployed. It also offers two-way communication, allowing users to reply and to provide important information to emergency responders if required. To put it simply, location based SMS is a more dynamic means of public warning service than cell broadcast.
When considering a public warning system, you need to be sure that that system is reliable and able to deliver the message to any mobile phone. Unlike cell broadcast alerts, location based SMS alerts cannot be disabled by the user and are much more likely to be delivered and read. Another benefit is that the message will arrive in the user’s native language. This is done by identifying the user’s country of origin through the SIM card. This is especially critical for alerting visitors roaming in the country.
Location based SMS is also compatible with all mobile devices around the world including 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G handsets. There is no requirement for handsets to be manually enabled or configured by users and the high use of mobile phones means that SMS messages will reach more than 98% of mobile phone users.
At Intersec, we offer complete peace of mind that your message will be delivered loud and clear to as many people as possible. No matter what the alert, where you need it to be delivered and when, we offer a robust platform that puts you in complete control. To find out more, speak to our team of experts today.