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24/7 professional monitoring services now available to all users of the personal security app
WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The developers of EmergenSee® (http://emergensee.com/), the innovative, real-time personal security app, are pleased to announce that 24/7 professional monitoring will now be available to individuals and families as an in-app purchase. This feature was formerly available only to enterprises and universities. Now, everyone can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing that help is only a tap away.
The usage scenarios where 24/7 professional monitoring can save lives or provide invaluable evidence of wrongdoing are almost without limit. For example, parents with kids away at college can rest easier knowing that EmergenSee® will instantly connect them should anything unexpected happen. Similarly, eyewitnesses to accidents and the like can add video to their testimony, as memory alone is not as reliable as many people believe, especially in high-stress situations.
According to Founder Philip Reitnour, the proliferation of smartphones means that security can now enter the 21st century. "EmergenSee® is at the forefront of personal security and incident video recording. Whether it's an abduction, an altercation, or a natural disaster, the smartphone app functions as an unbiased witness to events. Coupled with user medical profiles and instant contact notification, EmergenSee® gives first responders the situational awareness they need to make optimal decisions."
EmergenSee®'s professional monitoring center agents instantly receive incoming incident streams and dispatch the appropriate emergency services. In addition to live streaming audio and video, the app also relays GPS and tracking information. The app can be activated with just a single tap. For instance, neighborhood watch members can alert the authorities to a suspicious stranger on the prowl. In the event of an abduction, the smartphone's GPS capabilities will enable live movement tracking. Agents will know the exact location coordinates and speed of those involved at all times during their response. The personal security app is not just for emergencies: bullying, domestic arguments, and dramatic events can all be captured and recorded.
Additional features of professional monitoring include the virtual escort, stealth mode, silent two-way texting, and mass broadcast notifications. The virtual escort is a particularly smart feature: users can set a timer to automatically activate the EmergenSee® app. A person walking home in the dark can activate the virtual escort, and then deactivate the timer when they reach safety. Stealth mode enables live recording while the smartphone appears to be off. Both stealth mode and silent two-way texting enable users to alert contacts and stream audio and video without drawing attention, a possibly lifesaving feature in some circumstances.
EmergenSee®'s 24/7 professional monitoring partner facilities are designed to operate continuously, even in the face of natural or human disasters. A tier 4 homeland defense certified facility with biometric access control, the professional monitoring center has redundant power systems and more than enough bandwidth to handle any foreseeable traffic surge. The partner organization boasts 30 years of experience delivering quality service to a variety of industry clients.
Currently, EmergenSee® is available on iOS and Android platforms. Windows and Blackberry versions are in development.
EmergenSee® is a real-time personal security app for smartphones. Former banker and real estate developer Philip Reitnour founded the company behind the app in 2012 after witnessing a disturbing incident of road rage; the app was officially released in July 2013. EmergenSee® is designed for schools and universities, students, businesses, lone workers, families and friends.
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