Citizens Alert is a partnership between the Dutch police, local authorities and the general public. Should there be a missing person or another incident in the community, the Dutch police have the option to send a ‘Citizens Alert’ via SMS to ask the public to be aware. This has led to a drop in crime rates, as well as recovery of missing persons.
SMS Parking has seen great interest from many European cities, where the benefits for stressed out, busy drivers having to fiddle with parking meters are clear for all to see. CM is at the forefront of this adoption, and will lead the charge for motorists everywhere.
SMS alerts abroad
During times of emergency, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs uses CM technology to send an SMS alert to its nationals abroad. One such example was during the Bangkok riots, where the Ministry sent an SMS warning those travelling to avoid the city centre.