Municipal officials now have the ability to easily broadcast information on a wide variety of platforms from one central portal. Connect – By All-Net incorporates 17 years of municipal experience into one central portal to manage and disseminate messages to all your residents via e-mail, smartphone apps, text messages, social media and voice phone lines. Emergency alert messages from Alert Ready can also be automated to broadcast on your resident’s smartphones without any local effort.
Connect has been developed to provide municipal administrators with one central portal to send and manage communication messages to their residents on multiple platforms.The Connect App also provides your residents with a communication link to your office for the latest municipal information and can include direct feeds from your own municipal website for notices and events.
A direct feed into Canada’s national emergency alerting system (Alert Ready) to disseminate emergency alert messages from all levels of government, Environment Canada and the RCMP. All alert messages appear on a user’s phone without having to open the apps Emergency alerts will appear automatically on the Connect App and you have the option to forward a voice translated alert to resident land line telephones with the click of a button.
You have the ability to send out an unlimited number of e-mail messages to your residents along with the ability to refine your messages to only go out to users requesting information based on specified topics. The e-mail manager provides you with the ability to create templates for formatting along with a history of all past messages.
The Connect portal provides you with the ability to send out SMS text messages to residents who prefer to be informed of local information on their mobile phone.
You can issue smartphone alert messages to each smartphone and tablet with the app installed. Messages will appear on each device without the user having to open the app. You can send out immediate messages or schedule push messages for a future date.
You can type a voice message and have the message sent out to resident phones. The message will be automatically read via a voice generator. You also have the option to upload a recorded voice message. Emergency alert messages can also be sent out to your resident home phones with one click.
Your account will provide you with one click access to your social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter) for the posting and sharing of municipal information.
You can manage all your resident accounts as well as the ability to create communication groups for people to select and receive information. You also have a simple public registration form that can be easily incorporated in to any website.
The Connect portal provides you with the ability to manage and disseminate messages from any device including a smartphone. The management portal is completely responsive to any mobile device and smartphone. This provides you with the ability to communicate with your residents from any location without the use of a desktop or laptop computer.
Emergency alerts with “Connect” are powered by Alert Ready www.AlertReady.ca Alert Ready is Canada’s national emergency alerting system and is governed by the Government of Canada.
Alert Ready emergency alerts are issued by:
The following types of alerts are automatically sent out to your resident’s smartphones from Alert Ready:
With a direct feed to Alert Ready, Connect will provide you with the quickest automation of emergency alerts available. You also have the ability to issue your own local alerts to appear on multiple platforms. You can also re-broadcast any alert messages to your resident’s home landline phones with the click of a button.