CodeRED Mobile Alert

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Thousands of public safety organizations across the United States and Canada use the CodeRED community notification system to initiate emergency notifications. The CodeRED Mobile Alert app enables subscribers to receive these notifications directly to their personal cell phone whether at home, on the road, or traveling around the country. Alerts are initiated by authorized public safety officials to deliver location-based notifications and are not issued by OnSolve or its staff.

Free alerts available*
- Emergency
- Community
- Missing persons

*PLEASE NOTE: If the public safety agency covering your current location is not subscribed to the CodeRED service, you will not receive alerts through this application. If your city or state does not currently subscribe to CodeRED, contact your local public safety organization today to let them know your community would benefit from this service.

Helpful hints:

• Enable location services on your phone.
• The app also features the ability to view local radar footage for the past hour and satellite imagery of the previous 24 hours.
• The CodeRED Mobile Alert app comes with a complimentary 30-day trial of CodeRED Mobile Weather Alerts that automatically notifies U.S.-based subscribers of severe weather. The optional CodeRED Weather Warning add-on is $0.99/year, but it is NOT required to purchase in order to receive emergency, general, and missing person alerts.
• Your app account and the account you create for your community’s CodeRED system are NOT associated with each other. You must create separate accounts.

Questions or issues regarding the app? Before writing a negative review, please contact us – we’re here to help! Email us at [email protected] or call toll-free at 866-533-6935.

CodeRED Mobile Alert App Description & Overview

The applications CodeRED Mobile Alert was published in the category News on 2012-01-12 and was developed by Emergency Communications Network, INC. The file size is 40.43 MB. The current version is and works well on 6.0 and high ios versions.

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CodeRED Mobile Alert Reviews


Alerts Don’t Work  Slarvey  1 star

Don’t receive any notifications and alerts won’t open. Such a huge disappointment. Needs updated but dev won't do it.

couldn't help it

Doesn’t work. Left me high and dry during Irma.  couldn't help it  1 star

I was having issues with this app not alerting me to anything during hurricane Irma. I reported it was not working. Was told to remove the app and download it again. I did that. It now will not let me sign in to it and will not let me register again. Keeps saying error please try agin. Why?!?!


No info in my area!  119suko  1 star

I’ve set the alert area to 13 miles around me. When I check it, it shows exactly where I am (FL!!!), but I only see the alerts from North of Tennessee! Really?!?! That does not make any sense! Useless!


We just had the most destructive fire in California’s history!  mjohnmd  5 star

Not sure why other reviews were bad. We’re in Northern California and this was extremely helpful during the fires. Thank you for the app!


Too much abuse  MrmischiefVIP  1 star

UPDATED REVIEW: I wrote the review below back in June 2017 and uninstalled the app. At my father's request I installed it again. You see, my dad is a disaster and emergency services coordinator and a customer of CodeRED, he's one who sets up these alerts albeit for a different state than where I reside. It hasn't been 24 hours and already I'm going to uninstall because the officials in my state are still too dumb to realize that marking everything as "emergency" makes the service an annoyance and not helpful. Until CodeRED works on actively educating their customers on how to make the alerts useful rather than annoying there is no point in having this installed. You will get more accurate, useful information, sadly, by just looking outside. ORIGINAL REVIEW: Seems like a nice idea but the problem is that every agency marks everything they want to alert to as an "emergency." So when you have missing person alerts disabled you'll still get the full blown emergency alert for some one reported missing on the other side of the state. There are multiple options those issuing the alert can choose, making everything highest priority makes the app useless.


Impenetrable UI design  rekrabm  1 star

This is a hideous app design to subject people in emergency situations to. It appears to be easy to miss important information. When I adjust the map it shows 19 or 20 warnings for my area… But I can’t see any of those warnings. The net is that it alarms me and then won’t let me see the information. If I do bring up one warning, it will only let me show one, Is not an entire list. There’s no way to navigate the list on the cell phone. The backend directions of this may be better for the emergency management folks, but it’s really horrible for the people they need to get the notices to. UPDATED: Re the developer’s response: I get the concept you’re working from but strongly suggest you get some different UX folks to do a review of this for feedback to your UX team. I would also strongly advise that you put your blind testers under some sort of strong pressure while testing to see how well they comprehend your interface under those conditions. Under those conditions it becomes completely opaque. Please, please, please take the feedback on this app to heart and make some adjustments and tweaks to it. You’ve got a valuable start but I fear someone’s going to miss lifesaving information (as I might have) if you don’t work it through some more. I had to go to other less-opaque sources of information during the Northern California wildfires to understand what the situation was.

I need to tell you...

Website and App logins don’t work  I need to tell you...  3 star

Update: While I appreciate the developer reaching out seems like a bad design/partnership with officials to have people need to create two accounts. I also got the same alert today 15+ times.... seems odd. Still can’t give it 5 starts yet.... Original: Login works on website and my local county website but not on the app...what gives.... and there are literally dozens of fires in my town and my local gov said to use this because they are “pushing all alerts there” and your app no nothing in that area literally no issues at all.


Pointless  1EmptyCup  1 star

There is a huge fire across from me, but looking at this app you would never know it. It says there are 26 alerts in my area, but apparently the app is going to keep them secret. I found out about this app because the agencies in my area do subscribe and told me to download this app. I don’t know whose fault it is that isn’t working and I don’t really care.


Great app!!  Wawahhhhhhwjwj  5 star

Trustworthy and quick. I really have a peace of mind with this downloaded on my phone. The other reviews on here are because people aren't reading the directions. Total alerts means country wide alerts, not your area. And this is a separate login than the desktop version. Easy to use if you read directions !


Code Don’t Know What’s Happening  ctx143  1 star

I see 13 alerts but cannot figure out how to read them. Poor design and functionality.


PA American Water paamwater 3 star

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Viewing Alerts  corinthians13  3 star

When you view the map it will have a red dot with the listed number of alerts. You have to tap on the alert number. Then you will have to tap a "Red Cross" sign. After, a bubble with "emergency" will pop up and next to "emergency" it will have a circled "i" click on the "i" to view the actual info for the alert. I did not have to sign up. I simply downloaded and skipped all options. The location options are only: never or always. I've had maybe 2 minutes with this app so I can't really rate it. I have not experienced an alert, yet. I just wanted to respond to the other comments that said you couldn't few the alert. (Note: I did not have to pay $0.99 to view the alerts)


Terrible app!  stephaniegucci  1 star

This app has a renew subscription option and it doesn't say it's .99 cents until you click to approve. I hit the home to get out and it charged me the .99 because it registered my fingerprint. This app says how many alerts are nearby but will not load what they are. All I want is a text when there are parking bans in dorchester and I can't get them when I need them because the distance limit is 25 miles. Poor design, no texts were available for me because the "settings" button just spins and says "loading".


No tech support  valancy17  1 star

Like many other users, having trouble. Created account on website with username/ password. App wants email address/password & won't accept info entered on website. App gives error message "...If this problem persists, contact customer support. Error: -2" but neither app or website say HOW to contact customer support.


Registration is Terrible  Jbt4re  3 star

I registered through a home computer, setup login name and password and now app on phone requires login with email address and doesn't accept previous registration. Sorry not registering twice and you don't need my email address. Not a very good app and is was recommended by local emergency services.


Terrible App!  MyRock  1 star

Waste of time! Alerts do not load, and are not accurate even after customization to my area! Plus you have to Pay after a "trial period".


App  Luvmovies0017  1 star

Will not log on with phone app. Can log on from PC. But after reading the reviews I'm not alone. It's sad when something is suppose to help alert you for your safety and it is not functional. Wonder what us tax payers had to pay for this useless tool?


No way to shut off alerts  MidwifeKrysis  1 star

This has gone off 3 times starting at 6:30 in the am on a Sunday and there is no option to just get an alert without sound so you can wait until you're awake to read it.

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So far mixed results  Medic 5  1 star

Up dated 01/09/2017 To date never has alerted of weather emergency as advertised. It is allowed to track use data and everything else double checked. Will not renew paid services. So easy to navigate. I have had a warning that worked as advertised. Tonight have storms and app not working. Says can not load user settings. Not able to find app help yet! Spent time looking for help too find none. App support link shows web site with no support. Uninstalled and reloaded now working.


Doesn't work  Calliedpg  1 star

Shows there are a number of alerts, but can't access them.


Worthless  Guy5678  1 star

Completely broken.

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