InterAct Announces SafeTown.org - New Technology to Better Connect the Public with Public Safety

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InterAct’s latest Public Safety Cloud innovation enables citizens to share information with law enforcement, fire, emergency services and other citizens to create safer communities.

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Continuing to deliver on its commitment to the Public Safety Cloud, InterAct, a leading provider of incident-response and management solutions today announced the release of SafeTown™; a powerful suite of cloud and smart phone apps that help public safety agencies better connect with the citizens they serve.

Improving the connection between the public safety community and the public provides significant benefits to both constituencies. “We place a high value on a strong partnership with our citizens. If we can better inform them, we can make them safer, and engaged citizens become a force multiplier for us.” said Taylor Jones, Deputy Chief, Office of the Sheriff, Emergency Services Division, Anderson County, SC. “SafeTown will give us the tools we need to effectively share information with our citizens and make our community a better, safer place to live.”

SafeTown delivers services to the community via a community web portal and a family of smart phone apps. With SafeTown, citizens can create household profiles for use by first responders. Agencies can post alerts to the community and citizens can report non-emergency problems or suspicious activity. Real time events and crime history can be viewed on a map, and authorities can publish information to the community on inmates in local correctional facilities.

SafeTown apps have the added benefit of being fully integrated with InterAct’s suite of public safety applications meaning that information is always accurate and up to date. “Integration with our core online applications is key.” said Mike McGarry, InterAct Senior Vice President and General Manager, InterAct Products. “The data that agencies want to share with citizens are in the core systems, and information shared by the community needs to be accessible by these systems to realize the full value of public to public safety data sharing enabled by SafeTown”.

SafeTown is based on a flexible, open platform that will accelerate the development of public to public safety applications. By providing 3rd party application developers open APIs, InterAct will continue to build new capabilities to enhance SafeTown including additional applications, services, and data sources. PulsePoint will be the first such application, allowing volunteers trained in CPR to be immediately notified in the event of a cardiac emergency in their vicinity.

To learn more about how your agency can benefit from SafeTown please visit http://www.safetown.org/ or contact us directly at info (at) interact911 (dot) com.

About InterAct™

InterAct is a leading provider of public and private safety software solutions. Our mission is to improve the safety and well being of people and their communities with the most innovative online technology, by connecting the right people with the right data at the right time.

For 37 years, InterAct has been providing state-of-the-art, integrated incident response software solutions. In 2011, we delivered a new level of innovation with the industry’s first fully CJIS-compliant and cloud-based online records management system (RMS). InterAct’s Public Safety Cloud simplifies search and data exchange among public safety agencies, securely giving first responders the actionable information they need at the point of enforcement without the expense and complexity of owning the infrastructure. Data access and exchange are simple and available anytime, anywhere through any computer or smart phone connected to the Internet.

InterAct is dedicated to equipping public and private safety agencies with the modern online tools they need to achieve their mission of protecting lives and property. To learn more about our solutions, please visit us at: http://www.interact911.com

Media inquiries, please contact pr (at) interact911 (dot) com.

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