Is California Crisis Ready?
Things have changed in CA. The frequency and intensity of Critical Events and Natural Disasters has increased causing many lives to be lost. The state and most counties in California are not prepared.
What Can You Do?
California does not have regional or statewide emergency warning and mass notification systems. Most cities are relying on outdated sirens, many of which don’t work. Contact city officials, county supervisors and fire chiefs to voice your concerns
Genasys Public Safety
Genasys public safety systems combine audibile sirens and voice notifications with mobile alerting to help save lives during critical events. Communication. Critical to Saving Lives.
Deadly Wildfires and the Increasing Occurences of Critical Events
The unfortunate reality is that many California communities are underserved when it comes to the critical communications technology needed to warn the public during wildfires, power outages, flooding and other emergencies.
The reliance on outdated, siren-only systems to alert the public of impending danger needlessly exposes residents and visitors to potential life safety risks.
Effective communication during critical events provides vital information to those who need it most, when they need it most.
Although sirens can alert a large number of people, they carry the least specific type of information. Sirens cannot convey clear instructions about the nature of the hazard and the appropriate protective action recommendations to a population at risk.
– Michael K. Lindell and Ronald W. Perry
Receives alerts and warnings on easy-to-use dashboard and activates notifications.
Send geotargeted SMS, Text, Cell Broadcast, Email, and Social Media
Notifications sent through TCP/IP, Satellite, WiFi, GPRS/GSM, Fiber, Radio
Broadcast audible sirens and clearly understood voice messages over local or large areas
Incident Detection, Multi-Channel Alerting and Crisis Event Management
The Genasys Unified Public Safety Platform
Combining Hazard Detection, Emergency Notification, and Critical Event Management, the Genasys Unified Platform provides a fully integrated public safety alerting and mass notification response.
Sensors and Emergency Notifications
Genasys systems integrate easily with most hazard sensors and national and local emergency alerting protocols, inlcuding IPAWS and PDC. In CA Genasys offers high-tech infrared fire detection sensors that provide emergency managers the critical information necessary to quickly alert and respond to wildfires.
Deliver location-based communications to mobile devices in a defined geographic area with reliability, Draw a polygon around a crisis-affected area on a digital map to select recipients of SMS, text, email and social media emergency alerts and infformation. Geo-Fence an affected area so only those within, or entering into the area receive alerts and updates.
During an evacuation order, receive real-time location information to monitor population movements and traffic conditions. Assign first responder and public safety resources and track their progress on a GIS interface. Receive confirmation of completed actions, updates from the field, and images and video from the crisis area.
Genasys is workng in your area.Learn More
Genasys is workng in your area.Learn More
Genasys is the leader in Critical Communications. Learn how The Genasys Platform can help save lives in California
THE GLOBAL LEADER IN UNIFIED MULTI-CHANNEL EMERGENCY ALERTING AND MASS NOTIFICATION SOLUTIONS
Genasys enhances clarity, reach and range
In the aftermath of the deadly Black Saturday bushfires that claimed 173 lives in 2009, the Australian government worked with mobile telecom providers and SMS delivery companies to provide a national public warning system to help save lives during bushfires, flooding, severe weather and other crisis situations.
Since 2013, Genasys has partnered with Nokia to deliver more than 180 millions SMS emergency notifications throughout Australia to help protect and save lives.
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Mill Valley, CA
In the City of Mill Valley, located north of San Francisco on the southeastern slopes of Mount Tamalpias, many residents live in narrow, heavily wooded canyons. After the deadly 2018 Camp Fire in Paradise, California, city leaders elected to replace Mill Valley’s outdated mechanical air raid sirens with a modern emergency warning system that continues to operate when existing power and communication infrastructure fail.
After evaluating several systems and multiple tests, city officials selected the industry-leading area coverage, vocal clarity, and connectivity options of Genasys’ LRAD voice broadcast systems. James Wickham, mayor of Mill Valley, commented on social media, “The City of Mill Valley is excited to announce the installation of new and more powerful emergency sirens to replace our aging system. These LRADs ... project both siren and voice recordings to alert and inform the community.Watch the VideoRead the Case Study
Laguna Beach, CA
The City of Laguna Beach required an emergency warning voice broadcast system for its downtown area and beaches in the event of wildfire, tsunami, flooding, severe weather and other public safety threats. Laguna Beach emergency operations coordinator Jordan Villwock stated, “We’re in a city that has a lot of hazards. We need to be prepared to alert and warn our residents appropriately, effectively and efficiently.”
Laguna Beach city officials selected the superior area coverage, vocal clarity, and discreet visual footprint of Genasys systems. Genasys worked with the city’s police, lifeguards and emergency manager to install the systems at City Hall, the city’s historic lifeguard tower, and the north end of the city’s main beach. Additional Genasys installations are planned throughout the city.Watch the VideoRead the Case Study
Newport Beach, CA
In the City of Newport Beach, following the 7.2 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Northern California in June 2005, a tsunami warning advisory for the West Coast triggered confusion and gridlock as thousands of Newport Beach residents tried to evacuate the Balboa Peninsula. Shortly thereafter, the City of Newport Beach installed mechanical tsunami warning air raid sirens. In 2019, city officials found that the metal sirens had rusted and were non-functional. City staff determined it was more cost effective to replace the air raid sirens with non- mechanical systems that included voice broadcast capabilities.Watch the VideoRead the Case Study