Emergency Alert System - Voyent Alert
In times of crisis it is important that residents have access to trusted, timely and accurate information to ensure their own safety and that of their family and loved ones.
The City of Nanaimo's Emergency Alert System, called Voyent Alert! allows residents to use an App or sign up online to receive text, email and phone alerts. Voyent Alert! is a multi-purpose communication service used to send alerts to residents, businesses, and visitors during critical events like fires or floods as well as for relevant day-to-day community safety notifications.
If you haven't already, please make sure you sign up for the system. You can download the "Voyent Alert" app, available from the App Store or GooglePlay or register for Voyent Alert! online. If you don't have easy access to a computer, our Public Works staff can help you register at 250-758-5222.
It's easy to register! Watch the video below to see Mayor Krog install the app on his phone!
If you have already registered for Voyent Alert! you can get ready for system testing by making sure your phone hasn't offloaded the app or put it into deep sleep. Watch this tutorial to see how you can check.
Tip: make sure push notifications are enabled for the Voyent Alert! app.
How to Register:
Registration for the service is FREE, simple and totally anonymous.
Mobile App Users: Download and install Voyent Alert! from the Apple or Google Play app stores.
Email, Phone or text Users: Click here to register online to receive email, phone or text-based alerts
What You Can Expect
Personalized Communications: Voyent Alert! provides informative community safety notifications. Critical information such as the distance and direction from an incident, time of intercept and preferred evacuation routes from your tracked locations are provided.
Track Multiple Locations: Voyent Alert! allows you to create and track multiple locations such as “Kids School” or “Mom’s House”. Any event or communication related to your tracked locations will be forwarded to you along your preferred communication channel.
No Message Fatigue: Voyent Alert’s smart alerting capabilities ensure that you will only get notified when a communication is relevant to you or one of the locations you are tracking.
Communications Your Way: Receive alerts over a wide variety of communication channels including mobile apps, text/SMS alerting, email or voice calling. You can register for all or one of them.
Privacy is Paramount: Registration is anonymous, and no information volunteered or derived is shared or used for marketing or data harvesting purposes. Locational information from your tracked locations is only used to determine its proximity to an alert event and to provide critical context within the communications (such as distance and direction).
For more information you can check out the Voyent Alert FAQ