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ELERTS empowers riders of San Francisco BART system with “See Something, Say Something” smartphone app

August 28, 2014

Transit riders keep each other safe with the launch of BART Watch™ app by ELERTS. San Francisco transit riders now have the ability to use the BART Watch™ app by ELERTS to discreetly report crime or suspicious activity to BART police. Successfully launched in Boston, Atlanta, Santa Clara and Buffalo/Niagara, ELERTS See Say communication system helps keep transportation systems safe,…

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Text-A-Tip Service Announced for Transit Customers

June 23, 2014

See-something, Text-something. Free Text-A-Tip service announced for transit customers ELERTS Corp., the leading provider of See Something, Say Something mobile apps for mass transit systems, announced free Text-A-Tip service for new ELERTS Transit customers who sign up before December 30. ELERTS Transit app works with iPhones and Android Smartphones. Riders use the app to submit reports containing photos, video, text…

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Locked in their classrooms, left in the dark

May 13, 2014

The recent all day lockdown at a Pennsylvania elementary school highlights a big problem with lockdowns. Communication is lacking. "Students, who spent the day locked in their classrooms, were left in the dark inside...and on what was happening outside." [caption id="attachment_4774" align="alignright" width="400"] Hiding in the dark doesn't mean you can't know what is happening.[/caption] The Department of Education recommends…

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Teacher in the Trenches

April 28, 2014

I hadn't planned to interview anyone when I attended a local TweetUp, but there I was, talking to a teacher from a suburban school system. She has been a life-long educator, assigned to a variety of K-12 grades during her career. The conversation shifted to school safety as soon as she heard where I worked. She was passionate about the…

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Candid About Cameras — Human Analytics vs Video Analytics

April 22, 2014

This is the golden age for video surveillance systems. The old analog “can’t do much” cameras have been superseded by modern network cameras, which connect by IP and have many programmable features that can be controlled and polled remotely. Instead of using a joystick or array of buttons to call a camera on screen, today’s IP cameras are managed by…

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New Guidelines for Responding to Active Shooter Events

August 19, 2013

The US Department of Education has come out with new guidelines formulated for schools putting a plan in place for emergencies. Interestingly, the guidelines for active shooter events have changed radically — from sheltering and hiding to taking a more proactive approach. Below we outline some of the major points from the section of the... Read more »

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ELERTS Attention Engine for CCTV Integrated with OnSSI Ocularis

August 14, 2013

A new integration between OnSSI’s Ocularis video management software (VMS) platform and the ELERTS software solution enables security personnel to receive immediate, actionable information about incidents occurring anywhere within a facility, campus or transit system. Now any individual with a smartphone can be an active participant in maintaining a more secure environment.

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ELERTS begins Important New Relationship with LINSTAR

July 24, 2013

ELERTS begins Important New Relationship with LINSTAR Major security systems integrator adds ELERTS to company’s solutions portfolio. JULY 22, 2013, BUFFALO, NEW YORK - ELERTS Corp. is teaming up with LINSTAR, a very highly regarded and trusted solutions provider within the law enforcement, emergency management, campus safety and Homeland Security communities. The pairing is anticipated to be immensely beneficial and…

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Transit Police: Fighting the Fight On the Move

July 10, 2013

MBTA is the first transit agency to employ a free See Say smartphone app, which allows riders to instantly report suspicious activity to police dispatch with photos text and incident location details. This real-time app has proved to be both popular and successful with system users. “The app has been successful in several situations, stopping crimes in progress or allowing…

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