The Allentown Parking Authority (APA) Contracts with CodeRED to Provide Emergency Notification Services

June 04, 2020






The Allentown Parking Authority (APA) Contracts with CodeRED to Provide Emergency Notification Services




ALLENTOWN PARKING AUTHORITY, Allentown, PA   – Following a thorough evaluation and review of alerting systems, The APA has implemented CodeRED, a high-speed emergency mass notification service provided by Ormond Beach, FL-based OnSolve, LLC.



The CodeRED system will serve as the backbone of the APA’s emergency planning and communications outreach to both citizens and staff. The system sends mobile device text messages and posts to social media channels, to inform residents, workforce and visitors of up-to-the-minute information on parking enforcement and city-wide emergencies, traffic closures, and possible hazards, to better the total Allentown experience.  CodeRED was selected for its reliability and accuracy, as well as the system’s widespread adoption rates across the U.S.


“CodeRED’s robust notification system will provide The APA officials with a reliable, easy-to-use interface to quickly deliver critical information to our citizens during emergencies.  “We are eager to use this innovative technology to enhance our communication to our clients and for emergency preparedness plans,” said Executive Director John Morgan.  “We anticipate using the system to notify residents, the workforce and visitors about parking information and city emergencies.”


OnSolve has provided The Allentown Parking Authority an initial database of residential and business telephone numbers; however all residents living within Allentown city limits are encouraged to visit and click on the CodeRED logo to enroll their contact information including cell phone numbers and text addresses. No one should automatically assume they are in the emergency contact database.


Public safety officials across the United States have credited CodeRED notifications for successfully locating missing children, apprehending wanted criminals and issuing timely evacuations.