The General Directorate of Civil Defense seeks to take advantage of modern technologies to keep pace with technological development in all fields in order to achieve the vision of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 2030 and based on the tasks and duties of civil defense in the protection of life and property and to warn residents of various dangers in emergency situations, the General Directorate of Civil Defense has developed the national platform For early warning in emergency situations according to the best international standards by using the cellular broadcast feature to broadcast a warning and alert messages on mobile phones connected to the networks of mobile communications service providers at the Communications and Information Technology Commission.
It is an electronic platform for early warning in emergency situations to broadcast warning messages using the cellular broadcast service, through which warning messages accompanied by a distinctive tone are transmitted to phones connected to mobile communications networks to warn residents and inform them of what must be taken for their safety and protection.
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|Warning Message Levels||Alert||||Mobile Phone Behavior|||||||||
|||Alert Level||Risk Level||Mode||The Sound||Vibration||Duration (sec.)||Settings|
|National Warning Messages||National Alert||||Alarm is activated even in silent mode||Audible Signal||Yes|
Minimum 10.5 seconds
A maximum of 32.5 seconds
|Activation is mandatory|
|Very urgent warning messages||Too Awkward||High Risk||The alarm is activated even in silent mode||Audible Signal||Yes||10.5||Activation is Mandatory|
|Emergency Warning Messages||Critical||Dangerous||Alarm is activated even in silent mode||Audible Signal||Yes||10.2||Activation is mandatory|
|Warning messages||Security alerts||||No need to activate the alarm during silent mode||Audible Signal||Yes||Minimum 5 seconds and maximum 10.5 seconds||Optional Activation|
|Test Messages||Introductory letter for the monthly test||||No need to activate the alarm during silent mode||Audible Signal||Yes Or No||10.5||Optional Activation|
|Exercises||An introductory letter to the exercises||||The alarm is activated even in silent mode||Audible Signal||Yes||10.5||Activation is mandatory|