AlertSense IPAWS

AlertSense IPAWS

With the AlertSense IPAWS solution, your entity can issue critical, geographically based, public alerts and warnings through IPAWS OPEN accessible to FEMA authorized COGs (Collaborative Operating Groups). Public safety alerts, such as warning citizens of fire, hazardous materials, need for immediate evacuation or of a child abduction, civil danger or local area emergency, can be dispersed to a targeted geographic area through four IPAWS emergency alerting channels.

Alert the Public through Federal Warning Systems

  • Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) Send text alerts to all cell phones in the impact area
  • Emergency Alert System (EAS): Broadcast alerts on TV/Radio with audio and scrolling text
  • NWEM/HazCollect: Send non-weather emergency alerts to the weather radio network
  • COG-to-COG: Critical information exchange with other COGS (Collaborative Operating Groups)

AlertSense IPAWS 

The intuitive AlertSense interface enables entities to rapidly warn citizens and information exchange partners. AlertSense tailors itself to the organization's IPAWS permission set, provides pre-built scenario templates and enables the alert writer to build IPAWS compatible alert content for any combination of dissemination channels within a single alert message.

WEA (Wireless Emergency Alerts)

Broadcast emergency alerts through text messages on all cell phones held by residents and visitors physically located in the alert area you select on a map or by county FIPS code.  Cellphone users receive alerts with no pre-registration required. 

EAS (Emergency Alert System)

Broadcast alerts on radio and television in audio and on-screen scrolling text.

NWEM/HazCollect (Non-weather Emergency Message)

Broadcast emergency alerts through the weather radio network, including non-weather related emergencies, as HazCollect/NWEM (Non-weather Emergency Message) alerts.

COG-to-COG messaging

Enables critical information exchange with other Collaborative Operating Groups (COGs)

The AlertSense system is certified as a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Alert Authority Partner active with Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS). The AlertSense IPAWS system is used by FEMA to demo IPAWS capabilities at industry events and praised for its ease of use.

Common Alerting Protocol (CAP)

From its inception, AlertSense has been dedicated to industry leading innovation in interoperability and alerting technology.  The Company also actively participates in the standards bodies, rapidly incorporating each of the latest advancements in international standards for emergency alerting, such as Common Alerting Protocol (CAP 1.2).  

Interoperable Communication Hub:

The AlertSense platform provides an interoperable hub that allows dissemination to all other CAP applications and authorized recipients. The AlertSense System is used regularly by the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) at the Defense Information Security Agency (DISA) at the Indian Head Navy Base to demonstrate interoperability.

Notifications to CAP-Compliant Devices:

AlertSense can also deliver notifications to any CAP- compliant device, including building paging/speaker systems, low power FM stations, Reader boards/electronic signs.