How does Smart911 work?

Smart911 is a telephone notification system that can dial up to 60,000 phones an hour and deliver a recorded message. The detective division can use a digital map online to define an area that requires a message and Smart911 will automatically target all of the phone numbers in that defined area for the emergency message. When the detective initiates the notification, the recorded message is “blasted” to all the phones in the defined area in a very brief period. Busy numbers will be redialed a preset number of times. Smart911 also has the ability to store predefined lists of names and phone numbers that can be activated for specific notifications.

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1. What is an Emergency Notification System?
2. What should I do if I receive a Smart911 message?
3. What does a Smart911 message sound like?
4. How does Smart911 work?
5. How does Smart911 determine what phone numbers to dial?
6. Why you may not receive a message?
7. What are some of the uses for Smart911?
8. Can Smart911 be used for non-emergency or urgent messages?
9. Who pays for Smart911?
10. Is Smart911 the only means of notification?
11. Is Smart911 appropriate for all emergency notifications?