With the onset of smart phones, iPads and PDA’s and the rising cost of everything have promoted many residents to get ride of their land line telephones. Those are the phone numbers that are registered in the Reverse 911 database so what shout we do now?
No problem, it’s actually very easy to set up the Reverse 911 system to alert you by email, cell phone or text message to you and other family members in the case of any kind of an emergency.
You simply go to your local county or sheriff’s office website and it allows you to add your home address, your business address and then many forms of contact including your home phone, cell phone, text message and email. The service also lets you rank by order of preference so they contact you first at your most used source of communication. Residents can edit their profiles at any time.
Other Reverse 911 ideas
- Elderly Parents: Go and set this system up for them and put yourselves as alternate contact points as well.
- House or Pet Sitters: You can also have your house or dog sitters number added when you are away on vacation to give you piece of mind as well and simply remember to remove them when you come home
- Kids just leaving the nest? How about setting it up for them as well and including yourself on the contact list.
- Vacation: Add a neighbor or nearby relative that knows you are going and can get a hold of you on the road.