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Jun 3rd, 2017  LUPD Offers EmergenSee For Student Safety

The night shift: LUPD provides late-night services for student safety BY  MARISSA MCCLOY for the Brown and White  Lehigh offers EmergenSee, a mobile app that streams high-quality video and audio directly to responders. The app allows users to communicate with the police via text and alerts the them to the user’s specific location, according to LUPD’s website. EmergenSee can also be used as a virtual escort, which allows the user to set a timer before, for example, walking home at night. If the timer stops before users have reached their destination, the app will alert LUPD. “Any safety application that you have is a great asset,” Shupp said. “People have to use them.” Full Story
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May 3rd, 2017  The Best Travel Apps for 2017

The Gutsy Traveler Marybeth Bond As avid travelers, we want to share the best travel apps we have found useful before and during our journeys worldwide. Detour – Walking tours anytime by local experts, lets you walk around a city’s most fascinating neighborhoods guided by notable people  or renowned experts from those communities. Solotraveller app – Great tool to expand your network of people by connecting with nearby travelers. Browse through numerous profiles and instantly message people to meet up. Overnight, the mobile-forward travel app connecting last-minute travelers with local hosts for same-­day stays,  Check out Hotels.com and Hotel Tonight where you make your reservations after noon for the same day big discounts. To Help Get You Out of a Tight Spot EmergenSee App transforms your smartphone into a […]
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Mar 16th, 2017  How to Survive a Road Trip

Tips for a Stress-Free Family Car Vacation By Linda DiProperzio Taking a road trip this summer? If so, you’re not alone. A Trip Advisor survey found that 89 percent of respondents are planning a vacation, with many driving to their destinations. And there are bound to be lots of people braving the open road with young kids in tow. Before you start envisioning hours of minivan meltdowns and being asked “Are we there yet?” know that you can have a stress-free road trip with your little ones. “My husband and I did one with three young kids, and I was eight months pregnant!” says Dr. Deborah Gilboa, a family physician in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. “It’s all about adjusting your expectations and planning for as […]
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Feb 28th, 2017  Personal Safety Devices Provide Peace of Mind

ABC News 6 On Your Side Reports By Kurt Ludlow ABC News 6 On Your Side Video COLUMBUS, OHIO — A growing number of people are buying and using personal safety devices. Georgia Agganis owns the Oats & Barley Market in the Short North. It opened six months ago and from the very beginning, Agganis wanted safety to be a priority. “We have the cameras. We have the alarm system. We also took it a step further because we do believe in our safety, for us and for our employees, that we did, pay extra to get (a wearable panic button),” said Agganis. If Agganis or an employee touches it, the police will automatically be sent to the store. The V.ALRT is a $39 button. You […]
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Sep 10th, 2016  College Campus Safety is a Family Affair

Expert Advice for students and parents on being safe at college By New Caanon, Connecticut Reporter Kirtan Sveda After the carting of plastic crates, comforters, shower caddies and laptops to your child’s dorm, New Canaan experts advise that it is not too late to have the important conversations with your college student about safety during the critical first semester. In the second of our two-part series on college campus safety we talked to local experts about the latest ways campuses are keeping kids safe and how parents can help. “For first-year students, it’s a huge transition,” said Todd Pelozza, director of campus safety for Fairfield University. The campus has made efforts to address the nation’s growing concerns to improve the safety […]
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May 16th, 2016  College Prep List

Why EmergenSee Should Be Part of Every Student’s College Prep List By: Ross Germano Did you know that during the first six weeks of being away at college, new students are much more likely to encounter a number of safety issues simply because their defenses are down? These findings come from the Bureau of Justice Statistics*, which goes deep into a lot of the student life issues that college students face on a regular basis. As a parent who is getting ready to send their child away to college, it is important that you do all that you can to arm your student with the information, skills and security necessary to keep them safe. This is where the EmergenSee Personal Safety App […]
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Apr 26th, 2016  Sexual Assault Awareness Month; Prevention Is Possible

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about sexual assault lately, and that’s actually a good thing. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Formally designated by President Obama in 2009, SAAM builds on a long history of survivors who fought to make their stories visible and their voices heard. Because of their struggle, we’ve all learned more about what was previously in the shadows. Recently, Luckiest Girl Alive author Jessica Knoll courageously acknowledged that her protagonist’s truth was also her own. The fictional character crafted by the former Cosmopolitan editor endured a gang rape in high school. Like Ani, Knoll also found that the incident shaped her reputation and social life for years to come, testifying to the lasting, formative impact […]
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Mar 16th, 2016  Huffington Post Tells EmergenSee Safety App Story

How Road Rage Incident Prompted Father to Develop Next Wave Safety App There are moments in our lives that serve as major turning points, causing us to reassess what is truly important. Phil Reitnour has had a couple of those events, starting with the death of his beloved wife after a four-year battle with breast cancer. In her final days, Phil made a promise that he would protect their four children and keep them safe. That promise was put to the test a few years ago when Phil and his children were attending the Shane Victorino Golf Benefit in Maui. It was late at night when Phil and the kids left the event, and the road back to their hotel […]
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Dec 10th, 2015  EmergenSee Personal Safety App Receives $500,000 From Verizon Powerful Answers Award

EmergenSee’s enterprise grade backend security system and personal safety app, links police, fire and ems with people in crisis, reducing response times and increasing their effectiveness. EmergenSee Personal Security System receives recognition as one of the Verizon Power Answers Award winners. EmergenSee, selected for it’s Emergency Response capability, is an enterprise grade backend security system and personal safety app, that links police, fire and emergency medical services with people in crisis, reducing response times and increasing their effectiveness. Verizon Powerful Answers Award showcases the company’s commitment in finding ways to improve technology and foster innovation to problems that plague society. Verizon wants to encourage others to share their solutions to various issues and come up with innovation for the greater good. […]
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Nov 17th, 2015  LUPD Reviews Active Shooter Protocol

LUPD sessions educate about active shooter protocol BY  RAPHAEL KHALLOUQI  The Lehigh University Police Department offered a series of emergency preparedness presentations for all Lehigh students, faculty and staff on Nov. 5-6 to prepare individuals if an active shooter were to come to campus. If this were to happen, LUPD recommends calling them instead of 911 because LUPD officers are in a better position to respond quickly, and they know the campus and are familiar with all locations. “If you call the 911 Center, they will take the information, ask for directions or addresses for your location, and then contact us to respond,” said Lehigh Chief of Police Edward Shupp. If there is an active shooter on campus, and a student […]
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