IDF gives missile alarm straight to your phone

In the war with Iran, Israelis will receive missile attack warnings as SMS-es.

The moment an Iranian rocket is detected, all Israeli in the area of impact will receive an early warning.

The threat of rocket attacks have always been a part of Israeli history. Since the first massive missile strike against Israel during the Gulf War in 1991, Israelis live under a constant threat of rocket attacks.

Since 2001, nearly 13,000 rockets and mortars, an average of 3 attacks every single day, hit Israel, having been fired from Gaza. Since 1951, Israeli law has insisted that all residential or commercial properties be fitted with shelters.

The IDF Home Front Command makes sure that Israelis have as much time as possible to find cover before a rocket hits — and recently, a new invention has changed the playing field of alarm systems.

Beginning last week, subscribers to major Israeli cell phone networks received a a text message in Hebrew, Arabic, English and Russian: “The Home Front Command, checking cellular alert system,” followed by a serial number.

It was the first public test of the IDF’s new “Personal Message” early-warning text message alert system. Developed for the IDF’s Home Front Command by eVigilo and Ericsson, the alert system will deliver location-specific warnings based on the trajectory of a rocket or missile.

The text messages are intended to supplement the air raid signals that have been in place across the country for decades and will operate in conjunction with the IDF’s Iron Dome defense system.

The IDF has been testing the system for several months in order to see if it has any vulnerabilities to hackers. “If someone hacked the system and could stop it from operating in an emergency or the reverse – operate it incessantly – it could be very dangerous,” a Home Front Command officer said. “We must be immune to such hazards.”

Source: IDFblog.com

My comment:

I have always felt mobile phones can be useful.

This must an excellent example.

Some people have also asked me how it will be possible for all men to see the second coming of Jesus in the clouds of Heaven.

My reply has been:

No problem if everyone has an iPhone…

Written by Ivar

5 thoughts on “IDF gives missile alarm straight to your phone

  1. No problem for the LORD of LORDS to reveal himself into the clouds, so that everybody can see Him at the same time. No need for IPhones.

  2. Do all people go around with their eyes closed?

    Virtually every public place has a flat screen tv in a prominent place.

    On 911, the footage of the first plane hitting the WTC was taken on a mobile phone, by the time the second plane hit, the footage was live.

    When Jesus said

    Matthew 24 verses 38 and 39

    38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
    39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

    Back in the days of Noah, all the time he and his sons were building the ark and preparing, the rest of humanity were getting on with things. Even though they could see the ark taking shape and it was obvious some major event was going to take place, they continued as normal.

    Many people will go along with the world, they will not take any notice of the fact that the nations of the middle east are becoming more and more unstable. That the governments of the West are supporting the growth in democracy in the region believing it will bring stability and peace.

    We know that all these things are written and will take place.

    So, as the people who have chosen not to take heed continue to buy and sell, and marry and give in marriage, they will find themselves in a shop, hotel lobby or even on the street, when an electronic bill board will switch to showing live coverage of the Son of Man coming in glorry.

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