How does CodeRED work?

CodeRED is a web based application that integrates mapping technology with telephone databases, in order to provide recorded or computerized text to speech notifications to people in precisely targeted geographic areas. In essence, to issue CodeRED emergency notifications, trained emergency officials will (1) draw a "call out" area on a map, (2) record an emergency message, and then (3) hit the "activate" button.

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1. How does CodeRED work?
2. What is CodeRED and why is it important?
3. Does the CodeRED system have my phone number already?
4. What if my home phone number is unlisted?
5. Do I have to pay for this service?
6. Will I receive nuisance calls?
7. I have an answering machine...If I'm not home, will CodeRED leave a message?
8. I am hearing impaired and I have a TTY/TDD device....Will I still be able to receive emergency notifications?
9. I don't have a landline telephone. Can I still receive CodeRED emergency notifications?
10. Does CodeRED send out emergency text messages?
11. I don’t live in Aurora, can I sign up to receive emergency notifications for incidents happening in that area?
12. Can I “watch” more than one address?
13. Will registering my cellular phone replace or “overwrite” my landline home phone?
14. I changed my cell phone number. Can I update my information?
15. I don’t want to receive CodeRED emergency notifications on my cell phone anymore… Can I cancel my registration?
16. How will I know if my cell phone is properly registered in the system?
17. What if I don’t receive the verification email?
18. What is the purpose of the map on the right-hand side of the Self Registration Portal screen?
19. What if my address is not reflected accurately on the map? Can I fix this?
20. What if I forget my password?
21. What are the limitations of CodeRED?
22. Is this the only emergency warning tool that the City of Aurora uses?