BE-Alert is an alarm system that allows the government to inform you in an emergency situation.
Until now, you would usually receive information about an emergency situation via (social) media, the emergency services on site, or via the siren network. Thanks to BE-Alert you can also receive information directly via SMS, voice message via a fixed telephone line, or by e-mail.
A mayor, governor or minister activates Be-Alert to send a message to everyone impacted by the emergency situation. In this way, residents can quickly receive the necessary recommendations, like closing windows and doors in the event of a fire.
BE-Alert has sufficient capacity to inform a large number of residents at the same time via different channels:
- 600 channels for voice messages
- 100 text messages per second
- 10,000 mails per second
In 2014, the Crisis Centre launched the BE-Alert pilot project. For two years, 33 municipalities could test and evaluate BE-Alert and thus make improvements. At present, all authorities in the country have an alarm system to ensure the safety of their residents.
BE-Alert is an ongoing project. We continue to search for new technologies and channels to alert people wherever they are.