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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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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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Nov 4th, 2015  Verizon Announces EmergenSee As A PAA Winner

2015 Powerful Answers Award Winners Powerful Answers Award announces 12 winners vying for three $1,000,000 prizes Three 2015 Powerful Answers Award $1 million winners to be revealed on December 9 at award event in San Francisco By Jerry Rizzo For Full Article Go To Verizon This past April, over 1,400 entrepreneurs set out on a journey with hopes of taking a big step towards making their world-changing ideas a reality by entering the 2015 Powerful Answers Award contest. Today, twelve winning entrepreneurs have been announced and have received invitations to attend the awards presentation for the 2015 Powerful Answers Award hosted by The Talking Dead’s Chris Hardwick on December 9 in San Francisco, CA. Three $1 million winners will be announced at the […]
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Oct 7th, 2015  After One Campus Attack, Others Adapt

After One Campus Is Attacked, the Others Adapt The New York Times MOTOKO RICH Reports Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges sent alerts to students and faculty members this past weekend informing them that a posting on social media had threatened violence at an unspecified Philadelphia-area college or university, just days after the killings at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. On Tuesday, after a report of a man brandishing a handgun on the campus of Community College of Philadelphia, the police immediately sent SWAT teams to search buildings room by room. As helicopters hovered, students and faculty were put on lockdown for several hours. While the Oregon shootings have created fresh worries, for most colleges and universities mass shootings are now on the list of […]
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Oct 6th, 2015  REMAX Names EmergenSee App Of The Month

APP OF THE MONTH: EMERGENSEE The time of year has finally arrived to get the ghosts, goblins, and witches out of storage, whip out the cobwebs, and fill your cupboards with sweat treats in preparation of the big day at the end of the month. While Halloween is the time of year when we seek the adrenaline rush that comes with being spooked, we want to ensure this is a feeling you never feel in your business. The October App of the Month, EmergenSee, will help you stay safe throughout the spookiest month of the year, and all of the months following. Recently, Real Estate professionals have become more aware than ever of the fact that they need to remain vigilant […]
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Sep 24th, 2015  Swarthmore Increases Campus Safety With EmergenSee

EmergenSee Joins Swarthmore College To Promote National Campus Safety Awareness Swarthmore Students Download The EmergenSee Safety App At The National Campus Safety Awareness Event   EmergenSee’s Award Winning Campus Safety App, turns student smartphones into a personal safety device.  If a threat arises, the student simply taps the App. EmergenSee will live streams Audio, Video and GPS Location Data directly to Swarthmore’s Campus Safety, providing eyes on the scene in real-time. Traditionally, campuses employed a blue light pole at various spots throughout the campus. The problem is, if you’re not within reach of a working blue light poles or you need to run from a particular area, you have no way to reach campus safety quickly.  EmergenSee’s technology uses a device the […]
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Aug 25th, 2015  University of Cincinnati Officer Charged With Murder

Prosecutor: Officer Ray Tensing indicted on murder charge in death of Sam DuBose UC police officer turns himself in! CINCINNATI —A grand jury has indicted University of Cincinnati Officer Ray Tensing on a murder charge in the July 19 shooting death of Sam DuBose, Prosecutor Joe Deters announced. Tensing is also indicted on a voluntary manslaughter charge. Deters called the lethal use of force by Tensing asinine, unwarranted and senseless in a news conference Wednesday. “I have been doing this for 30 years, and this is the most asinine act by a police officer I have ever seen,” Deters said. “I think he lost his temper because DuBose would not get out of the car,” Deters told reporters. “You won’t believe […]
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Jul 16th, 2015  Campus Security Policy May Simplify Clery Act

Security Info Watch:New legislation could replace Clery Act   Photo credit: (Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons/United States Senate) SEAN ROWLEY ON JUL 14, 2015 SOURCE: TAHLEQUAH DAILY PRESS, OKLA. July 13–During the first half of 2015, a U.S. senator from Missouri has been making news — at least, in higher education circles — about her dissatisfaction with federal campus safety statutes. Sen. Claire McCaskill has called the Clery Act — or the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act — “flawed” and “a mess.” She has introduced pending legislation in the Senate called the Campus Safety and Accountability Act, intended to supplant or simplify Clery. Any college or university taking part in federal financial aid programs must comply […]
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Jul 16th, 2015  Record Road Rage

Man Punches Motorcyclist In Road Rage Attack BY : SAM RIDGWAY | 15 JULY 2015 The footage comes straight out of Arizona and shows the perspective of a motorbike rider and his partner who are apprehended by a very, VERY angry man who has some sort of gripe about, well, probably nothing to be honest. Usually with these kind of confrontations there is a good few minutes of shit talk beforehand, but the bald headed antagonist in this movie does not hang around and it’s a matter of seconds until the first haymaker is thrown and you realise you are watching something pretty special. However, it doesn’t last long, as the motorbike rider quickly ousts the situation with a swift flooring and holds […]
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Jun 22nd, 2015  Apps Keep Real Estate Pros Safe

Best Apps To Keep Real Estate Pros Safe On The Job Mike Wheatley Writes: The murders of Iowa agent Ashley Okland in 2011 and Arkansas agent Beverly Carter last September thrust the issue of safety in the real estate industry into the national spotlight. While installing an app is hardly a foolproof solution for managing risk on the job, it’s important to know about technology advances that can help you stay safer. Here’s a sampling of mobile apps that real estate trainers have been touting. EmergenSee Originally seen on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” this app allows you to tap once to stream live video, audio, and GPS information to your emergency contacts. In “stealth mode,” your smartphone’s screen will go black so […]
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