Belgium gets after the Netherlands, mobile alarm system




The system Be Alert, the Belgian Ministry of the Interior is currently in 33 municipalities test must be deployed nationwide starting next year. That said the ministry. The Netherlands has been such an alarm system.

The Belgian government wants to use the system in emergency situations, such as a gas leak or water pollution. The system is earlier than next year nationwide, writes De Standaard.

The Belgian Be Alert differs in structure from the Dutch NL-Alert, which is already in use. Be Alert to warn people with a regular text message, a voice message, email or fax. , In addition, the registration system works initially only those who register on the site , will be notified. The test runs in 33 municipalities. A recent test showed that 94 percent of people who had registered, received message.

The Dutch system requires no registration and is also working on a separate emergency channel on mobile networks instead of using regular SMS. The options for emergency messages by voice message, email or fax missing while in the Netherlands.

Be-Alert does seem to get to use it. Emergency channel is a possibility in the future The Belgian initiative comes from the Crisis Centre, which falls under the Ministry of Interior. In an emergency situation that has yet to lean on the spread of the alert via Twitter, Facebook, website, press release and broadcast vans.


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