Mobile Phones as Emergency Alert Systems

September 2007
Security: Solutions for Enterprise Security Leaders;Sep2007, Vol. 44 Issue 9, p92
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the complexities in leveraging the technology of the mobile phone for emergency alert systems in the U.S. after the Virginia Tech shootings. One barrier to the deployment of emergency alert systems is the pervasiveness of mobile phone devices among campus populations. Another one is the annual cost of the emergency alert systems. In this connection, some vendors are addressing all the issues one way or another.


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