An avid prepper, @VernSix, has created a free we based service called AlertSomeone that will automatically notify up to 10 people via email if you tell the system that you will arrive back by a certain time and do not arrive back by that time to cancel the alert. Although this system would be limited in a major catastrophe, when email will likely be down, this is is a great tool to look out for members of your network during times of preparedness or civil unrest that may proceed major events like economic collapse or even a world war.
Setting up an account is really easy, just go to www.alertsomeone.com, click “Create an Account” in the upper right corner of the screen, enter your first and last name along with your email address, click “Create Account,” and you’re done. You will receive an email almost instantly with your login information. The assigned password can easily be changed to something you’ll remember by clicking “Account Settings” under the “Main Menu” tab on the left side of the screen after you login.
Creating an alert is just as easy! Simply click “My Alert” on the left side of the screen after logging in. Next click “Messages.” This is where you can enter up to 10 emails of your friends or family who will be notified if you do not arrive back in time to cancel the alert. You should also type a message that tells your friends and family what to do if they receive an alert, such as trying to call your cell or office numbers before taking more drastic steps. Click “Save Changes” to save your contact’s emails and your message. You are now ready to schedule an alert. You can do this by clicking “Schedule” under “My Alert” on the left side of your screen. Once on this screen, you can select the date and time you intend to be back to your computer and click “Set Alert” to save your intended return time. You will have to go back to this screen and click “Cancel Alert” when you arrive back or your emergency contacts will be notified.
I tested the system and it works great! Easy to use and could be a lifesaver in many preparedness situations. I would highly recommend that you and the members of your Catastrophe Network check out this site and sign up for a free account.
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