DefenCall adds silent alarm app for computers to its smartphone panic button system for universities, K-12 schools and healthcare facilities
New desktop app enables users of desktop and laptop computers to now use the DefenCall system to send a silent alarm as an additional feature of the smartphone panic/duress button system
January 29, 2014 – New Canaan, CT – DefenCall, Inc., a subsidiary of Defentect Group, Inc. (OTC Pink: DFTC) today announced the release of a new desktop/laptop computer silent alarm app that expands the protection of its smartphone panic button solutions at universities, schools and healthcare facilities.
The DefenCall silent alarm app can be installed on any desktop or laptop computer to allow the user to silently request help in an emergency. The app features a prominent “panic button” that can be clicked to send alert emails and text messages to a pre-configured list of contacts. The message identifies who is calling for help and the location of the computer. Recipients of the alert messages can then act on the request, summoning the appropriate assistance.
The new silent alarm app also allows the user to request non-emergency help which can help keep serious situations from escalating into emergencies.
The DefenCall silent alarm app augments the Company’s smartphone panic/duress button solutions, which allow people in distress to make an emergency phone call while simultaneously generating alert notifications to pre-defined contact lists by text and email. These contact lists can be first responders, administrators or other people within the organization who need to know when an emergency is occurring.
“Every university, school and healthcare facility has people who man locations where they may face peril or can be the first to observe an evolving, dangerous situation,” said James C. Ackerly, CEO of DefenCall. ”DefenCall’s new silent alarm app allows organizations to equip these people with a silent and effective way to report situations and request assistance with just a mouse click in the app.”
For more details on the functions and benefits of smartphone panic/duress button systems, download one of DefenCall’s Guides to Inbound Emergency Alerting white papers or view an “on-demand” webinar at the company web site. These educational resources outline what smartphone panic/duress button apps are, how they work, and why organizations should consider them as part of their safety toolbox.
For more information on the DefenCall silent alarm app, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1 203-354-9164.
DefenCall, Inc. (www.defencall.com) provides solutions that enhance personal security by connecting community members with first responders and support networks through smartphone technology. DefenCall’s products include Campus StaySafe™, a smartphone-based mobile alerting panic button system which connects college students’ smartphones directly to campus security departments, K-12 StaySafe™, an alerting system that allows classroom teachers immediate emergency “panic button” access to their administration and local police, and Healthcare StaySafe, a smartphone personal duress button app for hospitals and healthcare facilities.
DefenCall, Inc. is a subsidiary of Defentect Group, Inc. (OTC Pink: DFTC), an intelligent threat awareness firm that develops and markets IP radiation detection and sensor management systems. Defentect is committed to the discovery and deployment of advanced technologies for physical and homeland security.
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