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  • 2 Alerting is about speed and reliability.

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    When it comes to personal safety and relevant information, you need and expect alerts as soon as possible, right? The ONLY effective way to get this information to you is with push alerts. The sooner you know, the sooner you can take action for you and our family's safety.   Covid alert sent Wed 26th. Speed is vital here. Most Txt users would have read this in the first 5 mins. Email users may not have read it for several hours. That could have consequences of transmission of the disease if someone is infected. From evacuations and Covid 19 alerts, poisonous food recalls and storms, Lert Info is the only service of it's kind in New Zealand There are differences though in how alerts are delivered. Currently we ONLY use email or Txt. Soon we will have an app.  The difference will be like moving from a Mini to a Rolls Royce  The following images demonstrate the differences of various delivery methods. This shows the time it takes people to open an email.   This show Facebook reach. Potential is 34,313 people. You can see clearly why we don't use Facebook,  it's very unreliable. The FB algorithm determines who sees every post. Thousands of people never see each post (red). It could be you. We use Facebook for non critical information.    Txt has an opening rate of 98% with most people opening them within 5 minutes.  Emails are free, but there is a trade off of when you will read it. We include email alerts as a social service so anyone can have access. But for just $2/mth (a bag of sweets or 1/2 a coffee) you can have the best. To register go to www.lert.info  

  • 0 Why Email is not suitable for Emergency Alerting

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      When we set up Lert Info, it was the NZ's very first dedicated National alert service. We wanted as many people as possible to benefit from our alerts, and the delivery options were free emails or paid Txt. With email though there is a huge tradeoff -  TIME   The above image shows what happens to email.  If a person's life is at risk as with an evacuation  (we sent 3 in 2019) time is of the essence. Getting information late could be fatal.  We use one of the most robust services - AMAZON but that still has delays up to 8hours. With the Edgecumbe evacuations the community only had about 1-2hrs to get out. All Txt subscribers got their alerts immediately. People also read Txts within 8mins but generally don't hurry to read emails. Civil Defence stopped using email but we keep it on as a social service. We often send over 100,000 alerts a day, but scam/spam measures used by servers and businesses now cause major delays, holdups and rejections. Lert Info is NZ's only dedicated Pushed Txt  Alert  provider.  Yes, it's $2 per month but isn't that worth your families safety. Register today at www.lert.info            

  • 0 You're information could save lives

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    People expect alerts ASAP, and rightly so. Now you can play a vital role. PROBLEM: Official sources have protocols to follow which can delay information by 45mins or more. We have experienced this first hand. THE FIX: Enable the people to send reports directly to us. SOLUTION: Lert Info Contact Us  form You can be our eyes and ears. Whenever you see something, tell us first, unless it's a Phone 111 situation. Just setup the Contact Us  page on your phone, then all you will have to do is tap the icon fill in the details and press send. We will have your information immediately and will act on it as needed. Follow these three steps 1/ Click the Contact us Link above to get following screen.   2/ Tap your screens hamburger/menu and a similar dropdown should appear as follows. Select "add to homescreen" & give it a name you like. We've used "Lert Info Send Message"         3/ Your screen will now have an icon like the "Lert Info send message" one. 4/ To send us a message all you need do is tap the icon, write the messages and send to us. The first message you send you may need to include your email and phone, sunsequently it should populate automatically.  We will need your location and details. No use to just say there has been a crash. We need basic info - location, road open or closed etc.  Flooding for example - where, status - Just starting, depth.......   You don't need to be a subscriber to contact us, but if you want to get alerts just go to Sign Up We're here to help Kiwis  

  • 0 Alerts Are Best When Community Sourced

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    Lert Info is about community and keeping people within those communities safer and better informed.  Although we have hundreds of official sources, the best information comes from YOU,our community. It's faster than most official sources It's incredibly accurate Can be updated in real time We can ask for information in real time during events Enables us to get accurate real time alerts to other members of the Lert community  A classic example was when a major hail storm endangered people from Timaru to Christchurch in December 2019. We issued an alert to subscribers over 30 mins before Metservice issued a severe thunderstorm warning. By getting updates from dozens of people we were then able to forewarn those in line of the storm over the whole day. We were the only service to do so. Fortunately no one was severely injured but thousands of cars needed extensive panel beating and some gutters and roofs were damaged. You can play a crucial part by contacting us on Facebook messenger or emailing info@lert.info.  We can then send alerts to subscribers. ( subscribe for free alerts.) Together we can keep each other safer.    

  • 0 Facebook Not Suited For Alerting

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    Thousands of Kiwis rely on our pushed emergency alerts every day! Why? Because they want  their families to be much safer. Push alerting has proven time and again to be the most effective way to alert you. It's immediate and reliable. These days Facebook releases posts over several hours and then the majority never see them. Our social media expert has seen Facebook posts reach fewer people over the years. Sadly, the exact same thing is happening with posts from pages for Civil Defence, NEMA, Metservice, Councils, and now groups. They are all taking a hammering, and we see that in their figures too. Most of them only reach 5%, possibly 10% of followers.  Luckily we can get up to 30%.  This following chart shows the number of people that DON'T see individual posts. How will you know you missed a post?    YOU WON'T   The following chart clarifies why a dedicated alert service is your best way to stay informed. You'll also see push alerts much sooner. No use getting an alert AFTER you needed to evacuate or shelter from a severe thunderstorm.   When people regularly said they were missing posts we decided to stop using Facebook because we had absolutely no control over alert distribution. The only way for a reliable, fast and most of all, proven alerting method is Push Alerts . We can provide email or superior Txt alerts but there is a huge trade off between the two - speed and reliability. Email is affected by worldwide security/spam measures employed these days. Lert Info is NZ's only, dedicated, alert service. It's here specifically to keep you and your family better informed and safer. No others can do what we do. We really want you to be safer, so why not join the thousands and thousands of Kiwis getting information before you.  Click Here    

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