JACKSON, Miss., March 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Security Systems, LLC ("GSS") announced today that the ALERT FM App- an emergency notification smartphone application- is available for both Apple iOS and Google Android devices. The App provides users with federal, state, or local emergency information via GSS's ALERT FM plus award-winning weather information via the iMap weather radio.
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"This App is the first of its kind to combine federal, state, or local alerting with critical weather information," said Jim Lowery, General Manager of GSS. "Users are able to get the all the information they need to take the proper steps to protect themselves and their families."
The ALERT FM App can be downloaded at both Apple iTunes (http://imap.tv/2k) and Google Play (http://goo.gl/qwQyU) stores just by simply searching for "ALERT FM". The free version of the App will allow users to receive ALERT FM messages for their home zip code as well as current/extended forecasts, radar, and watches/warnings for their current location plus one saved location. Push notifications, audio, map-overlay, and additional locations are available to users through in-app purchases.
"In addition to ALERT FM receivers, the ALERT FM App gives our residents another avenue to receive critical information directly from my office," said Jim Britt, Emergency Manager of Oktibbeha County, Miss. "Residents can get up-to-date information from my office on the device that they carry with them every day."
About Global Security Systems, LLC ("GSS")
Global Security Systems is a systems integrator, service provider and manufacturer of the ALERT FM, Alert Studio and GSSNet, a satellite data delivery system. GSS has participated in the development of IPAWS based systems, is a member of the Commercial Mobile Alert Service systems committee, and is actively involved with several EAS and CAP committees. The GSS nationwide GSSNet satellite data delivery system for emergency alerts currently is in operation on over 400 radio stations in 17 states and Canada; is growing daily; and includes the ability to generate and deliver CAP messages. Corporate website: www.alertfm.com
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