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Village of Dundee switches from Blackboard Connect to the CodeRED Community Notification System
New high-speed notification solution for time-sensitive messages and alerts
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dundee, Michigan – [April 10, 2017] – The Village of Dundee in partnership with Dundee Township, is proud to announce the launch of our new CodeRED community notification system to send important alerts and time-sensitive messages to staff members and residents. Along with emergency and critical messages, the CodeRED notification system can also enhance our community engagement via the release of important but non-emergency information ranging from road closures and trash collection schedule changes, to snow plow schedules and other Village of Dundee services. Sign up for this free service by clicking on the CodeRed logo above or by visiting: CodeRed Signup
“Upon evaluating our current notification system and other available options, we chose CodeRED for its innovative features, user-friendly platform, and information security,” said Village Manager, Dave Uhl. “Their company-owned redundant data centers help ensure our data is safe, and that we will be able to send messages to thousands of individuals within minutes. We’re excited to have the ability to communicate with our residents through text, phone, email and social media, from in the field or at our offices, providing the information they need-to-know to make better informed decisions.”
Registration for this notification service is customized, allowing residents to choose which alerts they’d like to sign up for and how they would prefer to receive them. Residents can choose several different methods: landline, cell phone, email, text message, TTY, or even a combination. These alerts can be specific to streets, neighborhoods, or regions so that residents in affected areas are sure to receive this valuable information.
The benefits to using CodeRED don’t just pertain to residents, as our staff members may also use the same system to communicate emergency information with one another. This will help us ensure that our emergency response and daily operations are even more efficient.
Additionally, residents and visitors alike can keep track of alerts in our Village with the CodeRED Mobile App, which notifies smartphone holders of real-time alerts in the area. Similar to the online registration, users choose which notifications they’d like to receive via the app. Authorized Village of Dundee personnel will have access to the ECN Launcher - an app that allows officials to create and send messages on the go from any smartphone or tablet within seconds, without requiring a computer.
“The mobile technology for CodeRED is extremely advanced, providing us enhanced flexibility to issue general and/or emergency messages,” said Dave Uhl. “We can launch alerts from anywhere at any time, and residents potentially impacted by weather and other time sensitive events will receive them directly to their smartphones. This all happens within seconds, which can make a huge difference in saving lives.”
All residents are encouraged to visit dundeevillagemi.gov to sign up for CodeRED and immediately start receiving these informative, life-saving alerts. For more information on the CodeRED notification system or registration, please contact the Village of Dundee at 734.529.3430 or by email.
About Emergency Communications Network
Headquartered in Ormond Beach, FL, Emergency Communications Network (ECN) is one of North America’s largest providers of emergency notification and mass notification systems. ECN provides two primary services: CodeRED, for state and local government entities to deliver emergency and general messaging to residents in specific geographic areas; and, SmartNotice for staff and customer notification - an essential tool for business continuity and disaster recovery. ECN’s technology solutions are used each day to effectively alert, inform, and save lives across the U.S. and Canada. To learn more, visit EC Network.