Addison announces their CodeRED system
Posted on October 1, 2013 by Lauren Paslay
Did you see our CodeRED design on this kiosk in Addison? We’re proud to have been involved in Addison’s campaign to spread the news about their new emergency notification system - an ultra high-speed telephone communication service that allows The Town to telephone all or targeted areas of the city in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action (such as a boil-water notice, missing child or evacuation notices). The system delivers a pre-recorded message describing the situations to a live person or an answering machine in the affected area possibly including instructions requiring action on the part of the recipient. Once the situation is remedied, another call will be placed to the area signaling that the issue has been addressed and that normal activities can be resumed.
The thing is, you can’t assume you’re already registered for CodeRED, even if you were already in the previous systems’ database. Public databases have been used to collect telephone numbers for existing Addison home and businesses and have been placed into the CodeRED database. However, sometimes the public databases contain outdated information, thus no one should automatically assume his or her telephone number is included. All individuals and businesses should register, especially if you have an unlisted phone number, have changed your phone number or address within the last year, or you use a cellular phone as your home phone.