there is much less awareness of how smartphone ‘panic buttons’ can be used to improve how students and staff call for help when an emergency happens
New Canaan, CT (PRWEB) April 25, 2013
Defentect Group, Inc. (OTC Pink: DFTC) a leading intelligent threat awareness firm, through its subsidiary DefenCall, Inc., today announced the publication of a new white paper. The “Guide to Inbound Alerting for Colleges & Universities” explores how campuses can use smartphone panic button apps as part of their overall school safety plan to improve campus security. Smartphone panic button apps allow students and staff to tap a single button to make an emergency call while simultaneously sending an alert message including their GPS location by text, email and monitoring dashboard to campus security personnel.
Technology advancements, especially the proliferation of smartphones, have dramatically increased the number of options available for student safety. The purpose of the “Guide to inbound Alerting for Colleges & Universities” is to introduce administrators, safety personnel and student organizations to using personal smartphones as emergency alerting devices and discuss how smartphone panic buttons fit into an overall campus safety toolbox.
The white paper specifically covers:
- What inbound emergency alerting is
- How smartphone panic button apps work including integration with emergency calling, text messaging, email and dispatch systems
- How inbound alerting complements mass notification systems
- Comparison to blue light phone systems
- Why you should consider adding inbound alerting to your campus security plan
“The benefits of using mobile phone technology for mass notification are well known, but there is much less awareness of how smartphone ‘panic buttons’ can be used to improve how students and staff call for help when an emergency happens,” said James C. Ackerly, CEO of DefenCall. “This white paper lays out how you can leverage your students’ smartphones to improve emergency communication and overall student safety.”
DefenCall, Inc. (http://www.defencall.com) provides solutions that enhance personal security by connecting community members with first responders and support networks through smartphone technology. DefenCall’s products include Campus StaySafe™, a smartphone-based mobile alerting “panic button” system which connects college students’ smartphones directly to campus security departments, and K-12 StaySafe™ an alerting system that allows classroom teachers immediate emergency “panic button” access to their administration and local police. Campus StaySafe users include The University of California, Berkeley and Whitman College.
DefenCall, Inc. is a subsidiary of Defentect Group, Inc., an intelligent threat awareness firm that develops and markets IP radiation detection and sensor management systems. Defentect is committed to the discovery and deployment of advanced technologies for physical and homeland security.
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