Spotlight: Get Customized Asset-based Hazard Warnings with SmartAlert™
We’re removing the guesswork and unnecessary noise from your early warning alerts.
DisasterAWARE’s SmartAlert™ allows users to define a geographic area for alerts and automatically detects hazards that may threaten that area. When a hazard is detected, and the SmartAlert geometry intersects the user-defined area, an alert for that hazard is issued. SmartAlert only alerts about the hazards that have potential impact, eliminating erroneous alerts. It also aggregates multiple alerts issued by source agencies to reduce the number of duplicate alerts and the common problem of “over-alerting.”
Developed by climate scientists and disaster management experts, our new SmartAlert technology allows you to specify the area you want to monitor. It then automatically alerts you about hazards you need to worry about.
You no longer need to cast a wide net over areas outside your area of concern and sift through numerous alerts for hazards that will never reach your community. You tell us your area of interest, and our new SmartSense technology will take care of the rest.
How Most Alerting Systems Work
Most systems allow users to specify a fixed geographic area for alerts such as by ZIP code or geometric boundary. However, to receive alerts about sudden onset events originating outside the fixed area —such as with a tsunami or a moving threat like a tropical cyclone or tornado— users must specify a larger boundary and guess at how wide it should be. The extended boundary will send alerts for not only hazards like tsunamis and tropical cyclones that may have impact, but all that others could never pose a threat within te extended area.
How SmartAlert Works
SmartAlert allows users to specify a geographic area for alerts. It then automatically detects hazards both inside and outside the area that may pose a threat—such as with tsunamis or moving threats like tropical cyclones or tornadoes. When a hazard of interest is detected in advance, and its SmartAlert geometry intersects with the user’s area of interest, only an alert for that hazard is issued. SmartAlert also groups and aggregates multiple alerts issued by source agencies to reduce the number of duplicate alerts and the common problem of “over alerting.”
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