Monthly Archives: August 2014

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Which State Recently Adopted Silver Alerts?

Which State Recently Adopted Silver Alerts?
Wisconsin has joined about 30 states to adopt an automated emergency alert system for missing older adults.
What is a Silver Alert?
It’s similar to Amber Alerts for missing children, but for missing older adults. A distinction between Amber and Silver alerts is that Amber Alerts can generally be used only when […]

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Should Government Alerting Systems Be Used Only For Emergencies?

What County Uses an Automated Emergency Notification System to Alert Businesses?
We hear that Hernando County, Fla., has started using its automated notification system to alert businesses. The Hernando County Sheriff’s Department calls it the Business Emergency Notification System for alerting business owners when something important happens after hours (e.g., break-ins, alarms, unlocked doors, etc.).

This reminds us […]

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