Canvas Launches Mobile Apps for Neighborhood Watch Groups – Providing a Way to Collect and Share Key Situations in Real Time from Virtually Any Smartphone or Tablet

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These apps provide the user with the ability to instantly document events, capture pictures, GPS coordinates and other critical information and share with local police and other team members.

Canvas Mobile Apps Store for Neighborhood Watch / Public Safety Workers

Canvas Mobile Apps Store for Neighborhood Watch / Public Safety Workers

Canvas is taking neighborhood watch program’s reporting capabilities and accountability to an entirely new level

Canvas announced today the launch of its Public Safety App Store. The app store provides home owner associations, neighborhood watch groups and even schools vital tools to document suspicious activities. With Canvas and these apps, related organizations can now document, from their smartphones and tablets, suspicious activity reports that include descriptions, images and GPS location and send them immediately to their group members and local police.

"Canvas is taking neighborhood watch program’s reporting capabilities and accountability to an entirely new level,” said James Quigley, CEO of Canvas. He added, “Neighborhood watch programs, condo associations and campus police are now under greater scrutiny to provide real data regarding suspicious activities. This goes well beyond the typical 'Forms' you would fill out – you can collect other truly dynamic and critical information like pictures and location all in real time”

Canvas has assembled the new Public Safety App Store in order to make implementation of a safety monitoring program available in literally minutes and at very low cost. The apps available include a checklist for setting up a neighborhood watch program as well as activity monitoring apps like vehicle description, suspect description and even a suspicious activity log. All of these apps can be easily modified by the user to fit their community’s specific requirements.

Given Canvas’s ease of implementation, anyone in a community watch group with a smartphone or tablet can monitor and report on activity, providing immediate feedback to the association and local authorities. Canvas apps help neighborhood watch groups address key priorities of observation, awareness and reporting, providing local law enforcement with real time information to respond to neighborhood concerns.

Canvas is priced with the community in mind. Mobile users can try the service for free, and ultimately pay for the service only if they actually need to fill out a form/app on a pay-as-you-go basis. Canvas also allows users to build their own apps, search the Canvas Application Store or if subscribers can’t find what they need - Canvas will create their first mobile app free.

Interested parties can visit the Canvas Public Safety App Store and sign up for a 30-Day Free Trial to give their community the reporting, transparency and protection it needs and deserves.

About Canvas
Canvas has created an easy, fast and economical way for any business to find, customize or create their own mobile business apps. These apps effectively remove paper based processes from nearly any organization’s, company’s or group’s work flow. Canvas also reduces redundant data entry and excess processes for these very same businesses and mobile professionals. The Canvas software service enables mobile users to collect information using their mobile devices and share that information across their community and even with their customers and partners.

Canvas also offers the first mobile business app store of its kind, allowing businesses from diverse industries to find mobile applications specific to their business. Because these apps are all built on Canvas, they work off the shelf on Android, Blackberry, BlackBerry Playbook, iPhone, iPad , and Windows mobile/desktop devices. Every Canvas application is customizable by the end user, and comes with GPS/location, image capture, barcode scanning, electronic signatures and accessibility to a customer’s own data like parts catalogs and patient records. To date, Canvas has automated over 600,000 manual processes/paper forms, making it one of the fastest growing mobile app services for businesses. To learn more visit

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