COPsync, Inc. is urging K-12 schools, colleges and universities, as well as other at-risk facilities to adopt its COPsync911™ threat-alert system to help rapidly and accurately direct first responders to an emergency.
Fox News reports that millions of 9-1-1 calls fail to provide accurate locations of the caller because most 9-1-1 centers estimate the caller’s location based on which cell phone tower is in use.
This may create a life-threatening delay since the cell phone tower being used could be miles away from the caller’s actual location and perhaps even in another law enforcement jurisdiction.
An estimated 70% – 80% of 9-1-1 calls are made from cellphones, and millions of 9-1-1 calls are not providing the dispatch center accurate location information.
(Emergency call sent to another county in Georgia. Courtesy of Fox News and YouTube)
Inaccurate location information costs lives when minutes and seconds count.
The Federal Communications Commission estimates that reducing emergency response times by one minute could save an estimated 10,000 lives each year in the U.S.
The Company’s COPsync911 threat-alert system reduces emergency response times.
The system, which complements the traditional 9-1-1 system, is activated by school faculty and staff or other persons under threat and sends an immediate, silent alert to other employees, the local law enforcement dispatch center and the closest patrol officers — even if they are away from their patrol car.
(Law enforcement agencies & schools do not always have the budget to place an officer in every school. A key to saving lives, quick response by connecting to the five closest officers via COPsync911’s communication portal. Courtesy of COPsync and YouTube)
The COPsync911 system uses the actual GPS location of the person sending the alert rather than the approximate location derived from cell phone towers when the actual GPS location is the best available method of pinpointing the sender’s location.
Moreover, since a “burner” phone cannot be used to send a COPsync911 alert, the COPsync911 system significantly reduces the chance of a fake 9-1-1 alert through security best practices.
Persons under threat using the COPsync911 threat-alert system provide first responders with up-to-the-second information as to what’s occurring on scene via a ‘chat room.’
Mr. Ronald A. Woessner, Chief Executive Officer of COPsync, stated, “9-1-1 is a critical safety system in America, and we thank those who operate such systems and help keep our communities safe.”
“The COPsync911 threat-alert system complements the current 9-1-1 system and enables a person under threat to be connected directly and silently to the closest patrol officers. This direct connection can save minutes when seconds count.”
COPsync, is a technology company that connects law enforcement officers across the nation, so they can communicate and share mission-critical non-adjudicated information in real-time.
This saves officers’ lives and keeps the public safer; helps law enforcement officers catch criminals and stop child kidnappings, vehicle thefts, bank robberies and other crimes in progress; and arms the nation’s law enforcement officers with needed information so they can help defend against terrorism.