Communication Methods

Emergency Notification Communication Methods | SMS Text MessagingRED ALERT features fast, labor-saving communication methods for contacting the appropriate responders.

RED ALERT notifications can be triggered by:

  • Web
  • Phone call 
  • Automated process, such as a database or e-mail update
  • Scheduled events

The emergency notifications can be sent via:

  • E-mail
  • Pager
  • Wireless message
  • Automated phone call 
  • SMS text messaging

Using RED ALERT’s Group assignments, you can organize recipients into various groups. Depending on your specific needs for each type of alert, and for each recipient or group, RED ALERT can contact recipients using one notification method, or you can broadcast the alert to several, or all, of the communication methods for each recipient.



"Florida State University is using the Red Alert system on campus for contacting emergency personnel and other groups, including disabled students during campus emergencies. Red Alert is an important part of our process of emergency notification on campus. We also activate over 375 Emergency Blue Light phones using the system and have the capability to send a recorded message to each tower."

Harvey "Buck" Buchanan Jr.
Director, Office of Telecommunications
Florida State University


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