Yearly Archives: 2015


Study Shows Links Between WEA and Broadcast Media

A study for the DHS shows how Wireless Emergency Alerts and broadcasts work together.
The connections between radio/television and cellphone alerts were illustrated in a recently published study on Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA). The study confirmed that WEA messages often send the public to check radio and TV for more information on an emergency.
50% of the […]


New Emergency Alerting Channels Have Proliferated But Challenges Remain

What about alerting standards, legacy alerting and risks?
Never before have there been so many options for alerting the public. In the last few months alone potential for new alerting channels has been unleashed for complementing an already growing array of channels. Names like Google, Twitter, Facebook and the Weather Channel have entered the alerting field. […]


Wireless Emergency Alert Messages Need to Be Longer, Says DHS Report

Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) messages need to be longer, the content needs to be rearranged and more education needs to be conducted.
These are some of the high-level findings of research for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland.¬† […]