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Thames-Coromandel District Council, NZ tests Indoor Alerting Devices for emergency messaging

Thames-Coromandel District Council, NZ Indoor Alerting


The project follows a finding that 40% of households do not receive national emergency text messages due to limited phone connectivity. Council officials identified 300 households for the pilot. Each IAD is powered by an electrical outlet and uses FM radio signals to communicate civil emergency alerts. Participants received IADs for one week with up to four tests during the trial period. Council leaders are considering the replacement of tsunami sirens with IADs over a 10-year period.


Thames-Coromandel District Council, NZ

District council in New Zealand

NZ flag

New Zealand


Indoor Alerting Device Report


Project Succeeded

An April 2020 report on the project found 84% of 150 survey respondents supported further IAD use.

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