Cecil County switches from Regroup to the CodeRED Community Notification System
New high-speed notification solution for time-sensitive messages and alerts
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2018
We are aware that the CodeRed link to sign up for the service was not visible on some mobile devices. Here is the direct link:
ELKTON, MD -- Cecil County is proud to announce the launch of our new CodeRED community notification system to send important alerts and time-sensitive messages to staff members and residents.
“Upon evaluating our current notification system and other available options, we chose CodeRED for its innovative features, user-friendly platform, and wide spread adoption rates across the country,” said Director Richard Brooks.
“Their company-owned redundant data centers help ensure our data is safe and that messages are delivered quickly to thousands of individuals within minutes. We’re excited to expand our communication channels with residents to include text, phone, email and social media platforms, from anywhere, providing the information they need-to-know to make better informed decisions.”
Registration for this notification service is customized, allowing residents to choose which alerts they would like to sign up for and their preferred manner of receipt. Residents can select several different methods including landline, cell phone, email, text message, TTY, or even a combination. These alerts can be specific to streets, neighborhoods or regions, so individuals within affected areas are sure to receive this valuable information. Those who subscribed with the other system have been imported into CodeRED, so there is no need to sign up again.
The benefits of using CodeRED do not just pertain to our residents, as staff members will also use the system to communicate emergency information with one another. This will help us ensure our emergency response and daily operations are even more efficient.
Additionally, residents and visitors alike can keep track of alerts in Cecil County with the CodeRED Mobile App, which notifies smartphone holders of real-time alerts in the area. Similar to the online registration, users choose which notifications they would like to receive via the app.
“The mobile technology for CodeRED is extremely advanced, providing us enhanced flexibility to issue general and/or emergency messages from any location,” said Director Brooks “We can launch alerts from anywhere at any time, and residents impacted by weather and other time-sensitive events will receive them directly to their smartphones. This all happens within seconds, which can make a huge difference in saving lives.”
All residents are encouraged to visit www.ccdes.org to sign up for CodeRED and immediately start receiving these informative, life-saving alerts.
Public Information Officer