Mobile Safety App Creator DefenCall, Inc. named “2013 Tech Company to Watch” by Connecticut Technology Council
DefenCall wins “Tech Company to Watch” honors for its smartphone panic/duress button solutions for schools, colleges and healthcare facilities
October 22, 2013 – New Canaan, CT – DefenCall, Inc., a subsidiary of Defentect Group, Inc. (OTC Pink: DFTC) today announced it has been selected as a “2013 Tech Company to Watch” by the Connecticut Technology Council for its cutting-edge StaySafe smartphone panic button app solutions and will be featured at the Connecticut Innovation Summit on November 7, 2013.
This places DefenCall among a select group of Connecticut technology companies recognized for introducing innovative technology solutions. Selected companies were culled from a broader base of hundreds of start-ups and emerging tech companies.
“DefenCall is dramatically improving the response to emergencies at schools, colleges and hospitals by empowering people to more effectively ‘call for help” and providing greatly enhanced situational awareness to first responders and administrators,” said James C. Ackerly, CEO of DefenCall. ““We are honored to be among such an exceptional group of pioneering ‘Tech Companies to Watch’ in software, biotech, green technology and, internet.”
DefenCall’s apps increase the safety of students, employees, and other communities. The Company’s StaySafe line of smartphone apps enables “panic button” alerting to 911, supported by simultaneous text message and email alerts to first responders and administrators who need to know when an incident is occurring at their school, campus or healthcare facility. These alerts include enhanced caller information including name and GPS location which can be viewed on a map from the internet or on a smartphone.
StaySafe apps also provide emergency information with specific procedures to follow in a variety of serious situations. This information is customized to include the organization’s own emergency protocols. Examples of “what to do in an emergency” information include active shooter protection, tornado procedures, power outage, and protocols for other serious incidents.
The Connecticut Technology Council is a statewide association of technology oriented companies and institutions, providing leadership in areas of policy advocacy, community building and assistance for growing companies. For more info, visit http://ct.org/
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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