Decommissioning of the North Shore Tsunami Warning system (phone auto dialler)
The North Shore Tsunami Warning system (phone auto dialler) will be decommissioned
The auto dialler provides a pre-recorded message to recipients on landlines and cell phones. It is built on old technology which has become outdated and as Council transitions to a new digital phone system the hardware for the tsunami warning system will no longer work.
The alternative public alerting options available are:
1. Smart phone application for both Android and i-phone users
2. SMS text alerting for any cell phone
3. Email notifications
These are free to sign up to and are available from our website www.aucklandcivildefence.org.nz
The following are some FAQ’s for those affected by this change.
Why the system is being shut down?
This system is old technology, a recent upgrade to a digital phone system for council means the hardware for the tsunami warning system will no longer work and upgrading the system is not a cost effective solution.
There are also other warning options available to residents.
Who approved the decommissioning?
The Auckland Council Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group Committee on advice from the Auckland Civil Defence department.
When will the system be switched off?
The system will no longer be available from Sunday the 21st June.
What public alerting options are available as alternatives?
There are alternatives available to sign up to at www.aucklandcivildefence.org.nz
1) The Smart phone application for both android and iPhone users
2) SMS txt messaging
3) Email notifications
How do I get to the options on the website?