City of Thousand Oaks to Use Everbridge for Critical Communication with Residents during Amgen Tour of California
Officials Urge Residents to Register for T.O. City Alert Program Prior to Grand Finale of Cycling Race
LOS ANGELES, CA – May 6, 2010 – Everbridge, the world’s recognized leader in incident notification systems today announced that the City of Thousand Oaks will leverage its T.O. City Alert emergency notification system to share important information with the community during the Amgen Tour of California, which will attract between 100,000 and 200,000 visitors to the area on May 22-23, 2010 as the race completes its final stage in Thousand Oaks.
With world-champion cyclists and Tour de France top competitors, including Lance Armstrong, three-time race winner Levi Leipheimer and David Zabriskie, who placed second last year, expected to join the race, Thousand Oaks city officials anticipate busy streets filled with enthusiastic spectators. To ensure thorough preparation for this event—and safeguard the health and welfare of the community during both emergency and non-emergency situations—the City recently implemented the Everbridge SmartRegistrationTM portal, giving Thousand Oaks residents and businesses control over how they are contacted and what type of information they want to receive via the T.O. City Alert system.
Leveraging the Everbridge emergency notification system, T.O. City Alert allows city officials to send critical messages to residents and businesses instantly across multiple communication devices—including cell phone, home phone, email, text messaging, fax, pager, PDA and more. In addition, community members can now register at www.toaks.org to receive non-emergency alerts to stay up-to-date on road closures, water shutoffs and Public Works projects.
To receive both emergency and/or non-emergency information from T.O. City Alert, Thousand Oaks residents and businesses must sign up and register their contact information at www.toaks.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org While there is no cost to sign up for the T.O. City Alert service, standard charges from your wireless provider will apply for receiving notifications via cell phone and/or text message. The City of Thousand Oaks would like to reassure individuals that all information will be kept strictly confidential and will not be provided to any vendor or third party organization.
Everbridge, the world’s recognized leader in incident notification systems, merges technology with industry expertise to help millions of people communicate in a crisis, manage operational incidents and connect on a daily basis. The company’s notification platform and incident lifecycle communications model makes communicating to many as simple and effective as communicating to one. Organizations in more than 100 countries—including Salesforce.com, Marathon Oil Corporation, the State of Connecticut, the American Red Cross, and Virginia Tech—rely on Everbridge for their emergency notification and day-to-day communication needs. For more information about Everbridge, visit www.everbridge.com