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. With populations increasing around the globe – particularly in urban areas – finding ways to react, locate and help those impacted by emergency and disaster situations more efficiently can help save lives.

Chris Hardwick, CEO of Nerdist Industries and host of Comedy Central’s “@Midnight,” joined Huffington Post co-founder, Arianna Huffington and Verizon executive vice president Marni Walden for the special Powerful Answers Award ceremony.

Phil Reitnour, Founder of EmergenSee, who received the award in San Francisco, said, “We are honored by Verizon, a preeminent industry leader, in recognizing EmergenSee’s security technology as an innovative mobile solution in personal safety. Our features and functionality already operate above and beyond Next Generation 9-1-1 requirements, created at a fraction of the cost.”

The FCC estimated 70 percent of 911 calls are placed on wireless phones. The challenge for emergency response personnel and wireless providers is that the location and situational information is not specific enough for rescue personnel to deliver the optimal level of assistance required by the caller quickly.

EmergenSee’s patented technology turns your mobile device into a personal security system instantly streaming live video, audio, GPS location and personal profile information to EmergenSee’s professional responders when threatening or potentially dangerous situations are encountered. With just one tap, security operators can immediately see, hear, follow and communicate with you as your incident unfolds, responding more effectively to the situation, providing you the immediate help needed.

Professional responders with the EmergenSee command center have a nationwide jurisdictional lookup capability that allows them to contact the nearest police, fire and EMS, providing them with life saving situational awareness. Even if the user’s device is destroyed during an incident, all the data has been transmitted, stored and archived in EmergenSee’s secured servers, which is watermarked and of evidentiary quality.

EmergenSee is currently providing businesses, municipalities, universities, government agencies, families and friends with an advanced state-of-the-art security platform across the country and around the world.

About Verizon
Verizon Communications Inc., employs a diverse workforce of 177,900 and generated more than $127 billion in 2014 revenues. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with 110.8 million retail connections nationwide. Headquartered in New York, Verizon also provides communications and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide. See the Powerful Answers Award Ceremony on Huffington Post.

About EmergenSee®
EmergenSee’s technology turns your smartphone into a personal security system that instantly streams live video, audio and GPS location data directly to pre-set safety contacts to EmergenSee’s Professional Monitoring Center and Professional Security Partners when threatening or potentially dangerous situations are encountered. For information on How EmergenSee Works.

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