Wildfires: Reminder smart devices don't include emergency warnings while streaming
merculiani at gmail.com
Fri Sep 11 19:34:51 UTC 2020
Linking relevant past thread about devices that don't alert for
emergencies and, of course, a heated debate on if they should:
On Fri, Sep 11, 2020 at 1:24 PM William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 11, 2020 at 11:58 AM Sean Donelan <sean at donelan.com> wrote:
> > you won't get emergency alerts on those streaming devices.
> > Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Alphabet Android TV executives don't see a
> > need to support emergency alerts on their products.
> Also worth noting that you won't get emergency alerts on your stove,
> refrigerator, dish washer, washing machine or dryer. So, when cooking
> or doing laundry make sure you have an alternate source of emergency
> alerts available.
> Shockingly, your alarm clock won't automatically turn on when there's
> an emergency alert over the radio either nor will your smoke and fire
> alarms go off except in the immediate presence of smoke and fire, so
> be sure to have an always-on source of alerts while you're sleeping
> tl;dr: keep your cell phone on and with you 'cause only a few things
> get emergency alerts and only when they're turned on.
> Bill Herrin
> William Herrin
> bill at herrin.us
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