The Times of Israel, an English-language news website covering Israel, the region & the Jewish world, featured OurCrowd portfolio company eVigilo, which uses every media available to inform people where to go for help in case disaster happens. eVigilo offers national, state, and local governments and large corporations a series of sophisticated emergency alert systems as a service.

After a year-long pilot program, Israel’s Homefront Command selected Israeli firm eVigilo’s SMART Internet to power its new iOref app, which will be ready for download later this summer. Using push message technology that finds users without their having to connect to a service, iOref’s iPhone, Android and Windows mobile apps will deliver alerts and notifications to everyone in Israel using the app, or to users in a specific part of the country.

It’s a kind of personalization of the “Red Alert” loudspeaker system that warns residents of Israel’s south of incoming rockets from Gaza, taking advantage of the fact that Israelis have among the most smartphones per capita in the world.

eVigilo raised $385,000 from OurCrowd investors in September 2013.

Read more on The Times of Israel here.