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Emerging Technology Forum

January 29, 2013

January 30th-31st, 2013 Our Founder and Executive Vice President Chris Russo will be speaking at the Emerging Technology Forum in Anaheim, CA. The Emerging Technology Forum is a two-day event created to meet the needs of public safety communications professionals who want an overview of technologies that are on the horizon. The landscape of public safety communications is ever-changing and…

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Distract, Deafen and Drench Active Shooters

December 17, 2012

How to reduce casualties during School shootings... Something needs to be done.  Strategies for reacting to active shooters inside a school are not working. Last week we witnessed another “you’ll never take me alive” attack. While there is no simple solution to prevent active shooters, we certainly can improve the odds of survival for people inside a building, under attack.…

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ELERTS EscortMe – protection for students walking near their campus

October 16, 2012

Smartphone app automatically notifies campus police if a student is in distress. EscortMe is a new personal safety service provided by ELERTS Corporation. When a campus subscribes to the ELERTS service, students, staff or others concerned about their personal safety may engage a virtual campus escort via their smartphone. See the 1 minute video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izCxLWz45No How it works EscortMe…

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ELERTS-powered MBTA See Say App Now on Android

July 17, 2012

We're excited to announce today that the MBTA See Say app we developed for Boston's Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) is now available on Android. Following a very successful iOS launch of the app in May, it was a natural next step to make this powerful solution accessible to more transit riders - enhancing the ability of riders to say…

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The BYOD generation – an emergency responder in every pocket

July 10, 2012

The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) craze has been talked about a lot in terms of IT headaches, security concerns and management complications. But we see it in a more positive light – with every employee who brings their own device to work, companies are in a better position to handle a crisis situation or minimize negative behavior within the organization. Why, you…

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ELERTS delivers a Transit System 1st, the MBTA See Say app.

May 21, 2012

It's been an exciting day at ELERTS as we announced another first – the availability of the See Say app, developed by ELERTS for The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). The app is designed to let riders easily and instantly report suspicious activity to Transit authorities with their smartphones - crowdsourcing public safety with thousands of eyes and ears on…

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Beyond the Safe Room – Technology’s Growing Role in Workplace Emergency Management

April 27, 2012

This month we’ve had the advantage of exhibiting at a couple of intriguing events on each coast, most notably the ASIS International Security EXPO in Boxborough, MA. The keynote speaker, Felix Nater, who specializes in making organizations safe and developing non-violent workplaces through situational awareness, spoke on “Combating the Threat of Violence in the Workplace through Robust, Agile: and Collaborative…

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Beyond the Blue Light

January 25, 2012

Blue Lights are security placebos, not real security. Yet these obsolete systems still occupy college campuses nationwide, and are used as symbols of “campus safety”. Public safety is an important aspect of any campus. College tours emphasize safety to nervous parents, concerned about their high school seniors leaving home. Blue Lights are obsolete and should be removed from campuses. Visiting…

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CMAS flub shows the dark side of text alerts

December 14, 2011

CMAS Alert: Civil Emergency in this area until 1:24 PM EST. Take Shelter Now. U.S. Govern popped up on mobile phones in New Jersey yesterday.  No need to panic, this was apparently part of a poorly run test of CMAS in the garden state. And the test results were not good. While some blogs and headlines proclaim the alert “freaked…

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Our See Something, Say Something World

September 10, 2011

Heading into the 10 year anniversary of the largest terrorist attack on US, we learn there may be another attack planned to explode vehicles during the memorial weekend, in DC or NYC.  An informant claims that  2 or more men, reportedly dispatched by Al Qaeda, left Afghanistan and entered the United States with the intent to detonate bombs hidden inside…

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