‘Siren-like’ warning will sound on all UK phones next month in new government experiment ..UK News


Latest breaking UK - the sire like sound will eventually be used for weather related emergencies picture getty images a siren like .. ‘Siren-like’ warning will sound on all UK phones next month in new government experiment , Now to the details.

The ‘sire-like’ sound will eventually be used for weather-related emergencies (Picture: Getty Images)

A siren-like emergency warning message will be sent to phones across the UK next month to test out a new public alert system.

The loud warning sound and vibration will appear on home screens on April 23 – St George’s Day – and will not stop until people acknowledge it.

The system is intended to be used during life-threatening situations including flooding and wildfires and has already been used in countries like the US, Canada, the Netherlands and Japan.

It will focus on the most severe weather events and get a message to 90% of mobile users within the relevant area in an emergency.

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Oliver Dowden said: ‘We are strengthening our national resilience with a new emergency alerts system, to deal with a wide range of threats – from flooding to wildfires.

‘It will revolutionise our ability to warn and inform people who are in immediate danger, and help us keep people safe.

‘As we’ve seen in the US and elsewhere, the buzz of a phone can save a life.’

People who don’t wish to receive the alerts will be able to opt out in their device settings.

It is hoped people will keep the siren noise on their phone for the future (Picture: Getty Images)

But officials hope the life-saving potential of the messages means that users will keep them on.

Alerts will only ever come from government or emergency services and will include details about areas affected.

The cabinet office confirmed alerts are secure, free to receive, and one-way, insisting they do not reveal anyone’s location or collect personal data.

Tests on the service have already taken place in Reading and East Suffolk.

It is hoped the scheme could eventually be used to issue warnings about terrorist incidents.

But officials said they need more information about how the alerts system operates in the UK before that can happen.

National Fire Chiefs Council chairman Mark Hardingham said: ‘Together with every fire and rescue service in the country, I’m looking forward to having emergency alerts available to help us to do our jobs and to help communities in the event of emergencies.

‘We’ve seen this type of system in action elsewhere across the world and we look forward to having the facility here in the UK – by working together with fire services and partners, we want this system to help us to help you be as safe as you can if a crisis does hit.’

The Environment Agency’s Caroline Douglas, the executive director for flood and coastal erosion risk management, said: ‘Being able to communicate warnings in a timely and accurate manner during incidents is really important to help people take action to protect themselves, their families, and their neighbours.’

Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at webnews@metro.co.uk.

For more stories like this, check our news page.

Read More Details - click here

siren like warning will sound on all uk phones

This was the summery for ‘Siren-like’ warning will sound on all UK phones next month in new government experiment We hope that we have succeeded by sharing the full details of this topic.

Please note that the original topic has been published and is available on Metro the editing team at Uk Press24 have verified it and it may have been partially modified or quoted from it. You can read and follow this news or topic from its main source.

Follow us on:
To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web...
The cast of All That have showed their support for Amanda Bynes (Picture: Nickelodeon/Instagram) The All That...
JOE RIDGE: The events of the last five days all feel totally unnecessary - how the hell have we ended up with Roy...
The searing temperatures, which peaked at 40.3c in July, led to a subsidence claim being made roughly every 15...
Elena says her experience is helping her studies (Picture: PA Real Life) A medical student, who was diagnosed...
ASDA shoppers are rushing to buy an energy saving gadget that’s currently on sale for half the price. The...