Is any special equipment needed to offer
and use Alertify?
No. Announcements are made from any standard telephone.
Our budget is always tight. How much does Alertify
The price for Alertify is a low, fixed monthly
charge. There are no hardware
or software costs, set up fees, or other charges. A
representative of Alertify will be pleased to provide a price
quote for your school or school district.
How often can schools use the service?
are in control of when and why messages are delivered to parents.
When can the
service be used?
Alertify is available for use 24/7. We recommend that emergency
messages be sent as soon as information is available. For non-emergency
reminders, messages can be recorded at your convenience and
scheduled for delivery at any time. Most schools deliver non-emergency
messages in the evening when families are most likely to be
How do school announcements reach parents?
After the school official records and sends the Alertify announcement,
parents' primary phone numbers are immediately called with
the recorded voice message. The message is recorded on voice
mail or an answering machine if there is no answer.
In emergency situations, messages are sent to a "Family
Emergency Contact List" consisting of up to 3 phone number
and/or 3 email addresses.
What if no one is home to receive the school announcement?
there is no answer, the school announcement will be left on
voice mail or an answering machine.
Can Alertify be used in addition to other means now
being used to communicate with families?
Yes. Schools are encouraged to continue using other traditional
means to reach families including radio and television broadcasts.
Alertify is a valuable complement to existing methods as it
can reach families more quickly and in more ways.
If a family's phone number is protected by a privacy
manager program (call blocking service) will school announcements
Yes. On Caller ID, Alertify calls display
with the school's name and phone number.
Can we assure parents that their account information,
phone numbers and email addresses will be secure and that
confidential information will not be shared with third parties?
be assured that personal information is secure and, under
no circumstances, will phone numbers or email addresses be
shared with third parties. Please see our Privacy & Security
Policy for details.
How are family
and staff contact data set up?
One primary phone number
for each family and staff is extracted electronically from
the school database. Multiple options are available for data
setup and transfer. Families have the option to have up to
3 phone numbers and/or 3 email addresses to receive emergency
Can we select which families are contacted when we
send a message?
Yes. Schools can send a message to all school families, to
all families within a specific grade, or another created list.
The created lists are set up by the school for groups including
athletic teams, clubs, daily absentee calls -- any situation
where families need information from the school.
Each morning, our school calls the parents of any
child who does not report to school. Can Alertify be used
to make these calls?
Yes. The school office can quickly select all absent students
each morning and send a message to those families.
What are the system requirements for my administrator/user?
You can use any Internet-connected computer or phone. Your
administrator sends messages online or places a call, records
the message and then selects which list to send the message
Do message recipients need any special hardware or
None. Alertify sends your messages to standard phones, cell
phones, Internet-connected PCs, fax machines, wireless PDA's
and digital pagers.
How do I register contact information for those on
my notification database ?
The participant database
uses contact information gathered from building occupants,
employees, school families and community agencies. Your Alertify
Account Executive will manage the upload of your database
using standard data formats.
How does Alertify provide data privacy and security?
personal data and Alertify operations are held under the highest
security standard in existence.
How do I make changes to my database and contact information?
Individuals or your administrators can update contact list
and address information with password protection either online
How can I receive a needs analysis and cost quote?
Simply Contact Us .
Who can use Alertify?
Anyone who must contact thousands of people virtually
simultaneously. These include:
- School Principals and Administrators
- Government Officials
- Utility Companies