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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The 911 emergency phone system is outdated.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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London Attack Has Transits On High Alert – YOU Can Help

September 15, 2017

This morning we woke up to alerts on our mobile phones, announcing yet another terrorist attack in London. We live in dangerous times. With attacks happening around the world almost daily, it can make us feel helpless, as though there is nothing that can stop the bad guys. But the truth is, you can help. You have a powerful tool right…

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ELERTS is Committed to Client’s Success

August 11, 2017

Trusted advisors to transit systems are known for  designing successful service launches, app rollouts, and best practices to engage the voice of the rider. ELERTS is committed to each client’s success, from assisting with launch through product life, by offering advice on customized app creation, rollout, and promotion; reviewing current protocols; and suggesting best practices... Read more »

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Tips For Schools to Properly Communicate and Handle Active Threats

August 7, 2017

The families of five Washington state high school students shot in a high school cafeteria in 2014 have settled a lawsuit against the school district’s insurance company for $18 million.  The settlement stems from a lawsuit alleging that a substitute teacher had been told of the possibility of a shooting but failed to alert school... Read more »

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Text-a-Tip Alerts Integrated into Console

July 28, 2017

Free SMS text, a tip integrated, making it easy for dispatcher to reply. Not all riders have a smartphone, but they may wish to report an incident anyway. ELERTS has included the functionality to Text-a-Tip by directing texts to a phone number that corresponds with dispatch. The tip will arrive at the EPICenter console, just as any other report would. The…

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