Reason Your Smartphone Could Start Beeping In The Coming Weeks

As of this Monday, and until November 16, the telephones of the Spaniards could begin to beep as a form of alert due to a nationwide test by the Ministry of the Interior to test the rapid warning system for catastrophes . The alarm will sound during different weeks in the different autonomous communities, we will tell you when it will sound in yours.

Promoted by the General Directorate of Civil Protection and Emergencies, the mobile telephones of all Spaniards will be able to receive notice that will form part of the drill to test the alert system for catastrophes, ES-Alert, developed by a subsidiary of Indra.

The main objective of these tests is to verify that the system works and that in the event of a natural disaster such as an earthquake, tsunami or volcanic eruptions, users are quickly notified in order to be able to save themselves.

This system consists of an alarm in the form of a beep accompanied by a text message , sent via radio broadcast, which will be displayed on the smartphone screen until the user confirms having received the notification . This alarm will reach all the terminals that are connected to the antennas of the area from where the alarm is issued.

In the case of the alert that will begin testing on Monday, the message will clearly show that it is only a drill (so as not to panic). This new system will be a complement to traditional disaster warning systems, such as television and radio.

The tests will be carried out during different weeks in each territory, starting this Monday , October 24, in the territories of Cantabria, Andalusia and Asturias. The following week, that is, from October 27, the drill will be held in E xtremadura, the Valencian Community and Galicia.

Later, during the week of November 2, Murcia, the Balearic Islands, Madrid, Aragon, Navarra and Catalonia will be the communities where this alert will sound so that the tests can then be carried out in the Basque Country, Castilla y León, the Canary Islands and Ceuta from November 10. november. Finally, during the week of November 16, Castilla-La Mancha, La Rioja and Melilla will complete the tests of the so-called ES-Alert system.

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