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What is WeatherWarn ?

WeatherWarn®

 

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WeatherWarn® was built from the foundation of Weather Message Processing  Software. Since 2009 it has matured and developed to todays demand for current mass notification product. Its initial goal was simple , activation of outdoor warning sirens based on polygon weather related events from the National Weather Service. That goal has grown but the core of the system has not changed.

 

This is a time where Emergency Coordinators are asked to do more with less but still maintain effective emergency notification standards, that is when WeatherWarn® works for you.

 

  • Automatically activate your warning systems
  • Automatically post NWS warnings to your social media site
  • Automatically email a notice of siren activations and diagnostics
  • Automatically run monthly siren tests
  • Automatically run diagnostics of your siren system

 

And More .....

 

  • Client / Server Architecture
  • Reporting
  • Ability to activate any DTMF or two tone based siren
  • Supports Digital and Analog based Radio Systems
  • Sirens selectable by circle or polygon on the fly
  • Map shows entire system and health of each siren
  • Scheduler:  activation events can be scheduled to activated based on date/time and can be repeated
  • Activation call key can repeat every “user defined” duration until warning has expired
  • Custom map:  Unlimited layers of customer provided shape files can be loaded into GIS environment
  • All call, group/zone or single siren activation
  • Emergency radio channel messaging
  • Capable of live PA and .wav file from PC over live PA
  • Activation of other DTMF or Two Tone capable Interfaces with conventional radio or landlines
  • Supports automatic telephone or SMS text notification to specific personnel
  • Capable of interfacing to other devices such as reader boards

Activation Methods

National Weather Service

 

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The National Weather Service issues warnings that can be received over the internet or locally on a satellite receiver. This feed can be utilized to automatically activate a Whelen siren system.

 

Based on user defined input, the system can be activated for any number of warnings including tornado, thunderstorm or civil emergencies. The user can also define if the entire system or only those sirens within the polygon are activated.

 

Automatic activation can easily be turned off during “normal” operational hours if the user chooses. In manual mode, the system will receive the polygon warning from the NWS, populate what units need to be activated and await approval from an operator before activating the system. This flexibility allows the user to have full control of operating procedure.

Push Button Activation

 

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Push and Click  your through the process. Select devices either by individual , drawn polygon , drawn circle , and groups

 

Select your Call Key / Sequence and visually confirm your device selection

 

Confirm and Acknowledge your activation and cancel that activation at any time

I/O Activation

 

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An External I/O module is available that can be used to activate warning devices when an external event occurs. A simple contact closure is all that is needed

 

WeatherWarn® supports up to 24 I/O Ports , We also include a Setup screen for verification of port state.

Phone System Activation

 

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Expand your notification method by adding Phone support. Use your phone system and call in for rapid activation of Call Key / Sequences.

 

Receive confirmation that you activated your warning system.

Other

 

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WeatherWarn® is constantly developing and adjusting to meet our customers needs.

 

WeatherWarn® offers an Application Program Interface (API) to expand choices for customer with existing systems

 

Contact us for more details and compatibility with your existing solution.

Warning and Alert Devices

Indoor Audio / Visual

 

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WeatherWarn® integrates to new or existing PA or Speaker System . Support for Voice, Tone or Strobe Light notifications .

 

Activate messages based on existing or impending events.

Outdoor Sirens

 

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WeatherWarn® offers full diagnostic feedback on your Whelen® siren system. Allows the user to silent test the system and receive status information for each unit to include communication path, partial or full driver/amp failure, AC power presence and DC voltage.

 

WeatherWarn® also offers the ability to activate any DTMF or two tone based siren.

 

Desktop Alerts

 

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WeatherWarn® Desktop Alert is an internal first-response system. It is intended to notify by   broadcasting a message to all desktop computers that are "on" and  connected to your local area network.

Text Message

 

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WeatherWarn® integrates with Weather Message to deliver sms notices of siren activations.  WeatherWarn® generates messages that are formatted like standard National Weather Service products.  This capability allows users to setup alarms in Weather Message to deliver these messages just like any other National Weather Service product

 

Automatically provide sms texts or manually input messages to send.

 

Hardware and Software solutions are available depending on customer specific needs.

Radio

 

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WeatherWarn® supports controlling sirens on different frequencies and/or bands. This capability is achieved by automatically changing the radio channel and/or supporting multiple radios

 

WeatherWarn® also offers support for multiple interface boxes playing different roles. This could be activation of different groups of sirens , sending out audio over a radio Channel / Talkgroup

 

WeatherWarn® supports Analog and Digital radio solutions.

 

 

Social Media

 

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In today’s world of ever changing technology, it is important to utilize all available methods of alerting your public during a time of emergency.

 

WeatherWarn® offers the option to relay emergency information in conjunction with Whelen siren system activation.  Whether automatically or manually, the system can be configured to send out a “tweet” via twitter account or post a Facebook status update to a specific account.  This allows users to have information in an instant via smart phone or PC.

Email

 

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WeatherWarn® integrates with Weather Message to deliver email and pager notices of siren activations.  WeatherWarn® generates messages that are formatted like standard National Weather Service products.  This capability allows users to setup alarms in Weather Message to deliver these messages just like any other National Weather Service product

 

WeatherWarn® can also send emails of all  diagnostic information about your warning system

Reader Boards

 

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WeatherWarn®  allows you to send event and warning notification to electronic reader boards

 

Support for  common interface protocols allows WeatherWarn® to communicate to a large list of hardware manufacturers.

 

Reader boards could be used as part of your alert system program and also to broadcast  day to day information.

 

 

I/O Output

 

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An External I/O module is available that can be used to activate relays when an automatic or manual event occurs.

 

WeatherWarn® supports up to 24 I/O Ports , We also include a Setup screen for verification of port state.

  CALL:

(256)237-6697

          EMAIL:

info@weatherwarn.com

HOURS:

MON-FRI

8AM-430PM (CST)

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