Pasadena notification service wins Homeland Security award
The City of Pasadena’s Nixle Alerts Service recently won a 2011 Homeland Security Award.
Nixle is a provider of mass notification services for public safety that Pasadena has used for more than a year. The free public notification service allows government organizations to securely communicate with the public via text/SMS, email and Internet posts.
Nixle received the “Best Mass Notification System” award from the Government Security News annual awards program, which recognizes the ongoing public-private partnership between all branches of federal, state and local government in the U.S. and the private sector vendors of IT security and physical security products.
“We first began using Nixle over a year ago, and it remains a valuable addition to our other public information tools and emergency notification channels,” said Wayne Holt, publications manager for the City of Pasadena, in a press release. “It doesn’t surprise us that Nixle has received this award. We’ve found it to be one of the best options to distribute must see information such as emergency messages and weather-related alerts.”
Residents can register to receive messages from the City of Pasadena and other local agencies by sending a text message with their zip code to “888777.” Online registration is also available at www.nixle.com.
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