Deaf Messaging Service

What is the Deaf Message Service (DMS)?

DMSDMS allows you to connect to the University fire alarm system simply by sending a text message from your mobile phone, once connected you will receive a notification by text message when the fire alarm for that building is activated.

DMS has been installed in many of the buildings on the University of Sheffield Campus. A list of all these buildings can be found below along with the relevant location codes.

To Connect

To connect to any of these devices, simply send a text message with the relevant location code to 07797 870 999

For example; To connect to DMS at the Student Union Building, simply open a new text message and type the location code ‘shef11’. Send the message to 07797 870 999. You will then get a reply confirming the connection.

To Disconnect

To disconnect from an individual building simply text STOP followed by the location code.

For example; STOP sheff11 will stop Student Union Building notifications but keep any others you are currently signed into.

To disconnect from all DMS notifications at any time, just send the word ‘Stop’ and you will be removed from the whole service. Please note this will stop all notifications.

Costs

Text messages to DMS are charged at your network's standard rates and are included in ‘free’ text message bundles.

Codes

Buildings with DMS fitted (as of October 2017)

Alfred Denny Building (part of the Western Bank Complex)

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Firth Court (part of the Western Bank Complex)

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Firth Hall (part of the Western Bank Complex)

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Arts Tower

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Information Commons

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Crookesmoor Building

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Florey Building (part of the Western Bank Complex)

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Western Bank Library

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Perak Building (part of the Western Bank Complex)

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Rotunda (part of the Western Bank Complex)

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Student Union Building (includes University House)

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Portobello Building

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The Ridge

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Pam Liversidge Building

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Octagon Building

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Chemistry Complex (all buildings)

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Hicks Building

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Hadfield Building

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The Diamond Building

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The Edge

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Jessop West Building

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Cathedral Court Building

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3 Solly St (formerly Velocity 2)

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Nanotech Building

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Kroto Building

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Geography Building

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38 Mappin St

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9 Mappin St

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Samuel Fox House

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Bartolme House

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Elmfield House

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