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Transit Agency Best Practices: SaCRT

March 8, 2018

ELERTS works with over 15 transit agencies throughout North America. While each agency has unique ways to promote their individual apps, we celebrate their efforts and share best practices to help all of our customers increase downloads and engage riders to increase safety. Recently, Sacramento Regional Transit District (SaCRT) issued this informative and entertaining video to educate riders on the…

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The Crucial Role of Airports and Transit Agencies in Stopping Human Trafficking

January 31, 2018

January was declared “National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month”, as the White House pledges to help end this horrific practice. Believe it or not, the selling and buying of humans is a crime inflicting over 22 million children worldwide according to the United Nations Office of Drugs and Corruption (UNDOC), and $32 billion-a-year global industry, according to the U.S. State Department. As many as 20…

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The 15:17 to Paris is a must-see for Transit Agencies

January 24, 2018

"To be effective, attacks should be launched against soft targets that cannot possibly be defended to any appreciable degree." - The 15:17 to Paris  Targets, in other words, like transits. At ELERTS, we believe in empowering every day citizens, who often become everyday heroes. There are people in transit every day - on trains, buses, airplanes and subways - who can…

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ELERTS In 16 North American Transit Agencies; Secures Video Patent

January 3, 2018

2017 was a successful and busy year for ELERTS. It was full of impactful news and milestones as we continued to partner with new transit agencies such as SEPTA, DART,  and Toronto's TTC, helping them to make it easy for riders to adhere to the See Something Say Something initiative. We now count 16 transits as customers, and are helping…

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Holidays A Time For Increased Vigilance And Public Safety Efforts

December 19, 2017

Ah, the holidays. A time of cheerful greetings and family reunions and people traveling and… increased concerns about security threats, especially in transits and airports. As much as we don’t want to think about it, the holiday season is often a time for increased vigilance and public safety efforts, as large crowds traveling to and fro make easy, impactful targets…

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Transit Agencies heighten security after NY Subway Attack

December 13, 2017

The NY subway bombing attempt was a vivid reminder that danger can appear suddenly in crowded environments. See Something Say Something, getting the public to report what they see or hear, is relied on by transit agencies and police to help keep the public safe. ELERTS See Say app is used by over 15 transits for crowdsourced incident reporting and…

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Why ELERTS Won Airport Shark Tank

December 11, 2017

We were excited when we received the call that we had been chosen to participate in The Airport Shark Tank at the 17th Annual AAAE / TSA / DHS Aviation Security Summit in Arlington, Virginia. Like our apps, we kept our presentation simple. We are passionate that ELERTS belongs in the airport threat and security ecosystem, and closes the gap in airport public…

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Unleashing Crowdsourcing for Airport Security teams

October 26, 2017

Whether it’s perimeter breaches, weaponized computer laptops, bomb threats, terminal evacuations, rogue employees or active shooters, airport security is in the news weekly. Airports are targets. They face increasingly complex security concerns, declining security budgets and slow moving government roadmaps to modernize the security infrastructure. In other words, this is a perfect storm for disaster to strike. Airport security challenges…

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How to Fix See Something Say Something to Enhance Public Safety

October 25, 2017

What is great about See Something Say Something (SSSS) campaigns is how heavily they are advertised and promoted. Nearly everyone – especially in urban areas - has seen multiple posters, videos, TV commercials or heard audio public-service-announcements (PSA). SSSS is plastered all over airports and transit systems because public transportation is a known high-value target of terrorists.   The SSSS…

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Overcoming the Limits of Calling 911

October 24, 2017

The 911 emergency phone system is outdated. In 1874, Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, allowing speech to be transmitted electronically over wires. His invention swept the world and homes and businesses everywhere installed telephones to communicate. If you wanted to speak to someone, you called their home or business and asked to speak to them. When the 911 emergency…

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