Ormond Beach, Florida – [May 24, 2016] – Emergency Communications Network (ECN) is pleased to announce that its signature solution, CodeRED, has been competitively selected as the best solution to provide mass and emergency communications throughout Jackson County, Michigan. The county has a population of more than 160,000 people, ranking in the top third of the state’s jurisdictions in size and complexity.
“Currently, Jackson County possesses no type of mass notification system other than outdoor weather sirens,” the Jackson Sheriff’s Office said in its purchase recommendation to the County Commission. “In the event of a severe weather outbreak, outdoor weather sirens are ineffective at penetrating structures and notify only those in close proximity to the siren, thus notifying a relatively small portion of the population.”
With the use of the CodeRED system, local officials may now rely on the industry-leading platform for a quick and simple process requiring minimal steps to launch emergency notifications to precisely those who need the information. Those impacted will receive communications via landline, cell phone, text, and email according to their preference. Additionally, individuals traveling through the area that are registered for CodeRED notifications will also receive these alerts via the free CodeRED Mobile Alert app – the nation’s most downloaded public safety app.
“We are pleased to add Jackson County to the growing list of Michigan counties using our service,” said Troy Harper, CodeRED Product Manager. “Currently, we serve many surrounding counties including Genesee, Clinton, Shiawassee, Ingham, Hillsdale, and Branch, so the addition of Jackson County helps to strengthen the consistent delivery of public safety messages to residents across the state of Michigan. CodeRED is well known for providing statewide notification solutions, as evidenced by the eight statewide programs we currently support across the nation. We are thrilled to continue seeing high adoption rates across Michigan, helping to ensure that public safety messages are conveyed in a reliable and consistent manner without any failure or delays across the region.”
About Emergency Communications Network
Headquartered in Ormond Beach, Florida, Emergency Communications Network (ECN) is an industry-leading provider of SaaS-based critical communication and emergency notification systems across North America, managing eight customized statewide notification solutions – the most in the industry. Whether in the event of mission-critical business events, emergencies, or routine operational announcements, ECN provides the market with two core solutions: CodeRED is designed for state and local government entities to deliver emergency and general messages to residents in specific geographic areas, and SmartNotice focuses on employee and stakeholder notifications, serving as an essential tool for business continuity and disaster recovery. ECN’s technology solutions are used each day to effectively alert, inform, and save lives – when seconds count.