Sirengps and des moines county

Des Moines County, Iowa residents, visitors and commuters are encouraged to download the SirenGPS smartphone app, complete the registration, and join the Des Moines County, Iowa Community. Take a moment to complete your profile in the app and to select your communication preferences. Everyone in your family should complete their own registration. Don’t have a smartphone? Register here

Starting on June 11, 2018

Des Moines County, Iowa will launch the SirenGPS enhanced 911 service called Siren 911 for our community. This service includes a mobile app for Android and iPhones that you can use to make a call to 911 and to manage an emergency profile. When you use the app to make a 911 call within Des Moines County, first responders will receive an accurate, current location and an emergency profile that you manage. This information can significantly improve our ability to locate you and provide effective assistance when you need help. Take a moment to complete your profile in the app with information that you would want first responders to have in case of an emergency. Everyone in your family should complete their own registration.

 

Des Moines County will also use SirenGPS to send out alerts in an emergency, and to provide periodic updates with information that will help keep our community safe. We expect to send out an alert approximately once per month. We may send out more alerts if circumstances warrant.

Follow these steps to complete the registration on the SirenGPS app from your smartphone

1.    Download the SirenGPS app on your smartphone and open it
2.    Click Allow/OK/Yes in the pop-up windows to allow SirenGPS to use the tools on your phone
3.    Click the blue Create an Account button
4.    The Terms of Service will appear. Click Agree (lower right)
5.    Fill out the fields in the Create your account page
6.    Click Save (top right)
7.    A pop-up window will appear, confirming you have successfully created your account. Click OK
8.    A Communities page will appear. Find the Des Moines County, Iowa Community. If you see a Join button, click it. (If a Community says Suspend Membership you are already joined.) 
9.    Click Next (top right)
10.    Your Profile page will appear. Add information about yourself
11.    Click Done (top right)

To manage how you receive alerts, follow these steps in the SirenGPS app

1.      Click on the Settings tab at the lower right corner of the SirenGPS app

2.      Click User Settings

3.      Click Notifications

·            By default, notification delivery to the app, email, and text are enabled

·            A notification selection is enabled when the corresponding icon is blue

·            A notification selection is disabled when the icon is grey

·            Click a notification icon to enable/disable

If you don’t have a smartphone, you can follow these steps to complete the registration from the SirenGPS website

1.      Go to sirengps.com

2.      Click on the blue Client Log In button

3.      Click the blue Start here button

4.      Complete the registration form and click Submit

5.      The Terms of Service will appear. Check the box and Click Accept Terms of Service

6.      Click “Communities”, the sixth selection in the list on the left side of the page

7.      Find the Des Moines County, Iowa Community. If you see a button with a Plus Sign (+) for Des Moines County, Iowa click it. If the Des Moines County, Iowa Community has a Blue Icon and says Member, then you are already joined

To manage how you receive alerts from the SirenGPS web page, follow these steps

1.      Login to your account with your email and password

2.      Click “Notifications”, the fourth selection in the list on the left side of the page

·         By default, notification delivery to the app, email, and text are enabled

·         A notification selection is enabled when the box is checked blue

·         Click the selection box to the right of the notification you wish to enable/disable

·         Save your selections by clicking “Update”