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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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Sniffing For Trouble – K9 Dogs In High Demand for Airport Security.

October 20, 2017

We’ve all seen them - those four footed heroes sniffing around airports, train stations and public events, a reminder that threats could arrive anytime. While we may want to reach out and pet the dogs, we know better - their vests and humans on the other end of the leash are a clear sign that these pups are on duty…

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Crowdsourcing Crime: Report Suspicious Behaviors

October 2, 2017

This weekend I went to see the movie Stronger, about Jeff Bauman, the young man in "that photo" who lost both of his legs in the Boston Marathon. One of the most gripping scenes in the movie was when Bauman saw the bomber. It was done subtly, as though to demonstrate how easy it would have been to miss. Yet,…

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ELERTS Joins Airports Council International

September 21, 2017

While ELERTS is well known for our work with innovative transits in North America - including  Atlanta’s MARTA, Boston’s MBTA, Dallas’ DART, Sacramento's SACRT, San Francisco’s BART, Toronto’s TTC and many more - protecting transits is not all that we do! We also provide mobile crowdsourcing safety solutions that help protect schools, corporations and healthcare facilities.  And now, we are extending our See Something…

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