Santa Clara University Announces The Deployment Of TipNow™, A Text-Based Anonymous Reporting Tool

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TipNow™ is a tip collection and management system for anonymous tips originating from electronic mail and cell phone/personal digital assistant SMS or text messages. TipNow facilitates automated notification of campus security personnel regarding non-emergency suspicious activity which in the future could lead to human caused emergencies. The unique aspect of TipNow is its ability to encrypt the reporter's cell phone number or email id thereby guaranteeing the anonymity of the reporting user.

If someone has a tip about something that is happening, he or she can text scu@tipnow.org

Santa Clara University is deploying TipNow™ campus wide for the purpose of increasing campus security.

TipNow is the latest campus safety product from Resiligence, Inc., a leading provider of text-based security reporting programs.

TipNow is a tip collection and management system for anonymous tips originating from electronic mail and cell phone/personal digital assistant SMS or text messages. TipNow facilitates automated notification of campus security personnel regarding non-emergency suspicious activity which in the future could lead to human caused emergencies. The unique aspect of TipNow is its ability to encrypt the reporter's cell phone number or email id thereby guaranteeing the anonymity of the reporting user.

"If someone has a tip about something that is happening, he or she can text scu@tipnow.org," Charlie Arolla, director of Campus Safety said. The information is anonymously relayed to campus security.

Interviewed at an all campus event, the university faculty agreed that TipNow will bring a higher level of safety and security to the campus.

"It can be for criminal activity, safety hazard or even something like a bike obstructing the stairs," Arolla said. "Any questionable or suspicious activity can be reported using this system."

TipNow is offered in the Software as a Service model. Deployment does not require any hardware installation or servicing by the user. TipNow also allows campus safety personnel to anonymously interact with the reporter.

Unfortunately, there have been too many campus events that create an atmosphere of fear. "TipNow has the potential to prevent the next Virginia Tech and Columbine," according to Cyril Rayan, President & CEO of Resiligence Inc.

Resiligence is currently in discussions with several other universities, city police departments and corporate campuses for deployment of the product. A leading member of the San Francisco Bay Area Anti-Terrorism Office says, "The ability to gather information, sift through it to find what is useful intelligence, and then rapidly get that information to the right people, can and has made the difference between tragedy and that tragedy being averted." TipNow helps facilitate positive outcomes.

It is hoped that citizens who witness dangerous or unlawful acts, but are leery of getting involved, will feel empowered to report these activities to the proper authorities by knowing their safety is assured through TipNow's cloak of anonymity.

Founded in 2007 and headquartered in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, Resiligence is dedicated to the creation and deployment of programs that enhance safety within organizations. The focus is on mitigating danger, encouraging and enhancing individual participation, and facilitating positive outcomes.

For further information:

Contact:     
Ron Goodman
ronald.goodman(at)resiligence.com
http://www.resiligence.com

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