Reverse 911 systems are becoming more and more popular as towns and schools realize the value of instant emergency notification. However, the initial setup costs are in the tens of thousands of dollars and yearly upkeep for these systems can easily break five digits. For years, these costs have kept this technology out of reach for most communities.
In-house reverse 911 systems are still prohibitively expensive and are limited by the amount of overhead a town or school is willing to expend. For example, telephone companies provide digital fiber optic phone service in blocks of 24 lines (often referred to as a T1). Each one of these T1s will cost several hundred dollars per month to maintain.
By eliminating local hardware requirements, Merriman River Group's emergency contact service drastically reduces overhead while maintaining -- and oftening increasing -- the speed and reliability of the system.
Our website allows town or school officials to activate the system without any intervention by our staff, and even allows those officials to quickly create and distribute customized messages in the event of any unexpected contingency.
The cornerstone of any successful contact system is database management. Some communities like Orange County, FL have experienced unsatisfactory results with their automated contact systems because of poor database management. Merriman River Group's IT specialists have years of experience in working with massive personnel databases, and they will work with you build, verify, and maintain your phone number database.