Norman, OK, June 06, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Weather Decision Technologies, Inc. (WDT) is launching a powerful package of advanced Emergency Alert (EAS) and weather alerting services to the U.S. security industry. The WDT NOTUS alerting system offers security industry customers access to the widest array of federal emergency watches, warnings and statements available in the market. With the NOTUS EAS system, customers can be assured of maximum security and safety for themselves, their loved ones, and their most precious assets, the instant severe weather strikes or other threats approach their immediate environment.
The WDT NOTUS service is a brandable alerting and forecast system that offers security companies the ability to incorporate advertising elements associated with National Weather Service (NWS) severe weather watches and warning. The service offers emergency services such as AMBER and evacuation notices which are all location specific. Notably, the NOTUS system includes lightning strike alerts and all clear messages, as well as estimated time and arrive and departure for lightning strikes and heavy rain.
Users can specify multiple locations for the places or assets they wish to protect, and are able to easily mark places they wish to travel to or important events they are attending to ensure that highly targeted and relevant alert notifications are sent. Alerts can go to multiple phone or email addresses, to ensure the alert arrives in a timely fashion wherever the subscriber is traveling. For tornado warnings, the system will automatically call the subscriber’s phone numbers.
In addition to a wide variety of weather alerts, WDT is now offering the following EAS alerts:
• Avalanche Watch, Warning
• Child Abduction Emergency
• Civil Danger Warning, Civil Emergency Message
• Coastal Flood Watch and Warning
• Dust Storm Warning
• Earthquake Warning
• Immediate Evacuation Notice
• Fire Warning
• Hazardous Materials Warning
• Hurricane Watch and Warning
• Hurricane Warning and Statement
• Law Enforcement Warning
• 911 Telephone Outage Emergency
• Nuclear Power Plant Warning
• Radiological Hazard Warning
• Shelter in Place Warning
• Tsunami Watch and Warning
• Volcano Warning
WDT's NOTUS Emergency and Weather Alerting Service offers the opportunity for security companies to enhance recurring monthly revenue (RMR) opportunities by connecting their customers to timely emergency weather and other safety alerts, when they need them the most. NOTUS is a white-label, brandable product, requiring no hardware or software to be installed by the security company.
NOTUS was designed specifically for the United States' safety and security industry and provides for the first time a security industry capability designed to enhance standard internal security information, such as break-ins, with threat detection and alerting of external threats from areas beyond the confines of residential homes and business premises. WDT is demonstrating the addition of Emergency Alert System (EAS) events to their leading NOTUS alerting capability, which provides government safety warnings for customer locations, including such warnings as Amber Alerts, Hazardous Material Incidents, Fires and much more.
The innovative NOTUS service provides an easy-to-use platform for any security company's customers. Using a combination of local geo-located weather data, precise National Weather Service, EAS, and WDT Proprietary alerts for each location, and interactive weather maps, customers receive an all-in-one package. Additionally, NOTUS forecasts are delivered daily, creating positive, branded interactions via Internet and mobile connections, between customers and their security system providers. The WDT system provides the following key benefits for security companies:
• A system that boosts customer retention and brand awareness
• A marketing platform that creates daily positive interactions with your customers
• A method to improve customer risk assessments with daily weather conditions and alerts
• A value-added service to increase loyalty and RMR with no hardware costs
"With the addition of EAS alerts to NOTUS, we are enriching our security offering to add yet another highly relevant way security companies can touch their consumers' lives directly, with weather, safety and security data that really hits home," said Mike Eilts, CEO of WDT.
"NOTUS offers security companies their own branded weather, safety and security service," said Frank Ryan, Director of Creative Sales Solutions. "WDT's broad EAS alerting service menu offers a superior brand loyalty-building content menu, and a premium marketing tool, reducing churn and adding value at the same time."
For more information on NOTUS Security Solutions: www.wdtinc.com/SecuritySolutions
About Weather Decision Technologies (WDT) Founded in 1999, Weather Decision Technologies has become a global leader in providing state-of-the-science weather detection, nowcasting, and forecasting systems and services to our partners and customers. WDT provides its numerical weather prediction capabilities and services for weather sensitive industries globally. WDT maintains operational and international offices in metropolitan Washington, DC; Norman, Oklahoma; Munich, Germany; and Tokyo, Japan. For more information: www.wdtinc.com.