The Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) provides a general format for broadcasting emergency alert notifications over varying networks, allowing for a consistent message to be disseminated over many different warning systems. This is beneficial for several reasons, including:
- Continuity: As we have already mentioned, CAP allows for a consistent message to be broadcast during emergencies.
- Effectiveness: Emergency situations are confusing enough as it is. Blasting several conflicting warning messages can further convolute the situation. This is why it is so important to provide people with a consistent emergency notification message. CAP provides a template for effective warning messages based on best practices identified in academic research and real-world experience.
You may want to consider adopting CAP for the following reasons:
- Connecting with IPAWS and CMAS: CAP allows you to connect your mass notification systems to the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) and CMAS to receive both local and national emergency notifications.
- Connecting Multiple Mass Notification Systems: If you have multiple mass notification systems, it is important to ensure that they work together. Otherwise, they may be ineffective. CAP simplifies the mass notification process by using a common language that every notification system can understand.
Mass Notification and ARK Systems
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