Tydavnet Text Alert group is holding a meeting to launch the new Free Text Alert System “Komeer” on May 1st 2019 at 9pm in Tydavnet Community Centre. All Text Alerts will now be received on this free system but everyone needs to download the app. Anyone who does not have a smart phone can sign up on the night to receive texts. The new Komeer system (supported by Monaghan County Council) will link up all the Community Alert groups in County Monaghan, so together we will work together to clamp down on crime in the county.
Monaghan Community Alerts is a new, County-wide service providing Garda alerts to people living throughout Co. Monaghan. It replaces the local text alert services around the county, which are all joining together to provide this unified service. The new service is supported by An Garda Síochána and Monaghan County Council.
What’s Different? You can sign up to the new scheme regardless of where you live in Co. Monaghan. It’s open to people who live in areas which DO have Community Alert AND areas which DON’T have Community Alert. In addition to receiving Garda alerts for the county, you can opt to also receive messages from your local community alert group, and Monaghan County Council. The service is completely FREE! No more subscription fees to your local text alert group. Monaghan County Council is covering the cost of running the scheme.
How will it work?
Sign up to the new Scheme: (If you currently subscribe to a Text Alert scheme, please note that because of changes to Data Protection rules last year, existing groups can’t simply transfer your subscription to the new scheme. You may have to re-register. Check with your local group administrator.)
Opt to receive messages either:
– to a smartphone via the KOMEER APP
– to a regular mobile phone via SMS (text message)
Start receiving messages! To receive Monaghan Community Alerts by TEXT, please complete the Form below and return it to any Garda station or branch of Monaghan library.
How it Works
When you subscribe to the Monaghan Community Alerts service, your contact details will be added to the county-wide database. This is the database to which the Gardai send out their alerts. If you wish, you can also opt to receive alerts for one or more local community alert areas. You will then receive additional messages from those groups whenever they send out a message to their local subscribers. You can opt in or out of the additional groups at any time, either by contacting a group directly, or by phoning Monaghan County Council’s Community Department. If you change your phone in the future and upgrade to a smartphone, we recommend that you download the KOMEER app, which is free. You will need either an email address or a Facebook account to get started, but it’s pretty straightforward after that!
The Community Text Alert groups listed below are currently active on the Monaghan Community Alerts Scheme:
|Annalitten Drumcrew Text Alert
Ardaghey Text Alert
Aughnamullen Text Alert
Ballybay Text Alert
Broomfield North Text Alert
Carrickmacross Text Alert
Castleblayney Text Alert
Clones Text Alert
Clontibret Text Alert
Corduff Raferagh Text Alert
Donaghmoyne Lisdoonan Text Alert
Doohamlet Text Alert
Errigal Truagh Text Alert
|Inniskeen Text Alert
Killanny Text Alert
Kilmore Drumsnatt Text Alert
Kilmore Swanns Cross Text Alert
Latton Bawn Text Alert
Magheracloone Text Alert
Mullaghmatt Text Alert
Mullyash/ Oram Text Alert
Rockcorry Text Alert
Scotshouse Text Alert
Tullycorbett Text Alert
Tydavnet Text Alert
Tyholland Text Alert
Monaghan County Council Community Department
Fionnuala Mulligan Carol Lambe 047 30500
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How does this scheme fit with my current text alert? It replaces it. By the end of spring 2019, you will no longer be receiving any Garda alerts on your current text alert service, as the Gardai will be using the new service to send out messages. If you want to keep receiving texts, you need to sign up to the new service.
Q: I just paid my subscription fee. Will I get it back? Arrangements will vary from group to group. Keep an eye on your local bulletin as your text alert group is likely to hold a meeting soon to help you sign up and to give the community the opportunity to decide what to do with any balance of funds left over in the old text alert scheme
Q: There’s no Community Alert where I live. Can I still join? Absolutely! In fact, you’re one of the main reasons we’ve put the new scheme in place—to give people living in parts of the county which have no community alert service the opportunity to avail of a Garda Alert service.
Q: But it’s still basically Text Alert, right? Yes, but covering the whole county, and with the option of getting your texts via an App, and it’s FREE. If you see suspicious activity, you still phone your local Garda station like before. They will check it out, and then send out an alert through the new system, just like they did through the old one.
Q: Is it open to new members? Yes. Absolutely. You don’t have to have been a member of a Text Alert group already in order to join the new scheme. The more the merrier. Tell your friends. That how we’ll beat the baddies—with eyes on the ground!