This notification service is a work in progress. At this time, I'm trying to determine if folks on Lindbergh or Cygnet Lakes have an interest in notifications? Also wondering which Topics to include or just have one Topic for all LL notifications? This is NOT to replace 911, Smart 911 or the Amber Alert. It is similar to the Amber Alert in that the messages are broadcast to everyone subscribed. It is not a two-way or duplex platform where you respond to the notification. It's a one-way simplex notification service. Always call 911 first if it is a medical or other emergency. But you could then follow up with a LL notification in case help can get to you faster than the Quick Response unit or whatever other public emergency services are in route. Not all LL Notifications will be emergencies.
At past LLHOA meetings, there have been requests to create a quick easy way to contact people around the lake. Especially for loose items floating down the lake, like docks, boats, water skis, and other items. Notifications can be sent if bears, cougars, vicious dogs etc. are on the Summer home Road or elsewhere nearby. Maybe even a wolf pack! Maybe you'd like to have someone to go hiking with, or just need some help at your place.
The phone tree is one option. Another is using Notification Services.
This service would allow those wishing notifications, to have them sent to their smartphone via SMS or the other option is by email.
Nowadays many folks on Lindbergh have Internet access, Wi-Fi/ Wi-Fi Calling and Microcells at their lake home. Also, there is an AT&T Tower which provides some spotty cellular service here and there.
Eventually, volunteers will be required to log in under their own credentials to the SNS service. Then publish a message to all subscribers on record for that Topic. Volunteers publishing messages will be identified using their (IAM) credentials. Hopefully, later on, you can use your Facebook or Google credentials to log in to the notification service.
So instead of a phone tree where many people have to be contacted, only one person that knows how to log in and publish a message needs to be contacted. That one person then logs in and publishes the message and whereby it's immediately sent to all subscribers based on their preferred method of receiving notifications via Email, Text message and/or..... maybe a simple telephone call to your landline phone (need to have a phone ladder set up). So no matter where in the world they happen to be, they'll get the message, albeit within Cellular or Wi-Fi Service of course!
See link to the website for signing up. Bill Cory will administer the service and will pay the minimal costs associated with the Notification Service. However, not for whatever your cellular phone carrier charges for SMS messaging. Note, you can always click "unsubscribe" to email messages and reply STOP to SMS messages if you no longer wish to receive any messages.
My voice is not strong enough to broadcast notification messages as well as the Summit Wolf Pack. I recorded them broadcasting a notification just outside my door: The Summit Wolf Pack notifies Lindbergh Lake