Israel's Home Front Command Alerts Citizens to Rocket Launches

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Feb 18, 2016
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The Home Front Command, a regional command that is a part of the Israeli Defense Forces, has launched a brand new smartphone app that is designed to make it easier than ever for Israeli citizens to receive warnings about rockets launched into their area.

What's great about this smartphone app is that it takes the person's location into account, ensuring that they don't receive false alarms that needlessly cause them to panic and do something hasty. The app is not only faster than typical public alert systems -- capable as it is of notifying users a second or two before public sirens go off -- but it also offers instructions on how to respond to suspected rocket launches or terrorist infiltration.

The Home Front Command app makes for a great way for Israel to protect its citizens using the ubiquitous smartphone.