City of Newport Adds New Layer of Crowd Sourced Security for St. Patrick's Day Celebration

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VizSAFE Mobile App Empowers Citizens to Use Their Smartphones to Actively Participate in Public Safety by Capturing and Sending Videos to Emergency Responders

The City of Newport, Rhode Island Police Department today announced the addition of a new mobile application that empowers citizens to use their smartphones to enhance the safety of the City’s 58th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The Newport Police urges citizens to download the free VizSAFE app to their iPhones or Androids and support emergency responders by sharing visual safety content to make St. Patrick’s Day safer.

As recent events have demonstrated, citizens with smartphones have recorded photos and videos that have proven valuable to community safety. VizSAFE efficiently streamlines, organizes and delivers this content instantly to the emergency responders responsible for public safety. The mobile app and web platform are designed to help engaged citizens participate in event safety through the crowdsourcing and sharing of visual safety content with first responders in real-time. Every parade attendee can become an active participant in St. Patrick’s Day safety.

“The citizens of Newport are the greatest asset in keeping the community safe,” said Peter Mottur, President & CEO of Middletown, RI based VizSAFE. “It is especially satisfying to provide this technology to our first responders and fellow citizens right here in Rhode Island. We hope everyone has a safe and fun St Patrick's Day.”

The app is free and available today at http://www.vizsafe.com for users to:

  •      Capture and post photos & videos with descriptions
  •     Upload previously captured media from the camera roll
  •     Geolocate and map incident reports for others to see through the app or website
  •     Receive notifications from family, friends and neighbors when new reports are posted
  •     Subscribe to channels (categories) of interest to receive real-time alerts
  •     Share posts or other user’s posts through their Twitter or Facebook accounts

Erin go Bragh!

About VizSAFE, Inc.
VizSAFE is the only 24/7 global platform dedicated to community safety. VizSAFE’s innovative social and mobile web community harnesses the power of citizens to enhance event and community safety by crowdsourcing, organizing and sharing visual safety content in real-time. VizSAFE users are good neighbors who support their communities, as well as first responders in fire, emergency medical, law enforcement, environmental, animal safety and more. VizSAFE partners with organizations that care about public safety. Learn more at http://www.vizsafe.com.

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