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How the Tsunado System Works
TSUNADO Alert Radios are required to be managed by an Alerting Authority. As this has yet to be established in New Zealand, we are unable to sell them direct to the Public.
The TSUNADO System has been ready to go for over two years now, so it is imperative that it be employed ASAP.
Once the Alerting Authorities in your area support TSUNADO, we are able to configure them for that area, and sell them to you.
if you wish to register your interest in purchasing a TSUNADO Alert Radio, the please email us at
In the meantime we encourage everyone to speak to their local MP and local Councillors to impress on them the need for an effective public alerting system, and support the TSUNADO System.
Communications related to disaster events are important to save lives. This Paper considers the three types of communication that contribute to an effective strategy to ensure that when disaster strikes, there is minimisation of damage to life and property.
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TSUNADO New Zealand Limited (aka DIWA) has developed a system for nationwide Public Alerting based on Broadcast Radio technologies. The decision to use Broadcast Radio and Satellite systems as the primary communication channel, as opposed to cellular and internet based technologies, is outlined in this White paper.
TSUNADOAlert Radios are provided with an internal alert device similar to smoke alarms. This White paper outlines how different and effective the TSUNADO alert is in waking a deep sleeper.
The prime function for Tsunado alarms is to get the owner's attention, anytime day or night.
The secondary feature, but by no less important, is to inform the owner of what to do.
By delivering alerts quickly and informing owners of what to do, Tsunado saves lives.
This is where you can Register your Tsunado Unit.
Another large earthquake has hit New Zealand.
A 7.5 earthquake hit the South Island, at Cheviot near Christchurch, just after midnight. Multiple quakes have since followed in both islands.
Talkback Radio has been hot on the topic of alerting, or more to the point, the lack thereof.
This week we are beginning a campaign to promote the use of TSUNADO as the best method of alerting the public when such disasters occur. This was in response to MCDEM issuing a statement that they were only supporting systems based on the cellular network. TSUNADO disagrees with this approach, as it was an option written off early on in the development of the TSUNADO System as being too fragile, to unreliable, and too costly.Watch this site for more details.
“The odds are better than Lotto that we're going to cop a tsunami at some stage. And it's not going to be nice.”Prophet of doom, scaremongerer? Neither, says Gary Benner, who is developer of the tsunami alert system called Tsunado.“During normal times it's just a radio,” says Gary. “But in the event of a disaster situation like a tsunami, it will let you know in no uncertain terms.”Gary says he's a realist with a genuine desire to save lives.
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