Cellular networks fail to connect 9-1-1 calls
DALLAS, March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The COPsync911™ threat-alert system enables emergency alerts to be sent from at-risk facilities such as schools, colleges and universities and hospitals to rapidly and accurately direct first responders to an emergency without using the cellular network. The system is offered by COPsync, Inc. (NASDAQ: COYN) and is being used to safeguard schools, government buildings, hospitals, colleges and other at-risk facilities in 15 states across the US.
Last week, a failure of cell phone service in more than a dozen states prevented callers from reaching the emergency 9-1-1 dispatch centers. This week, 9-1-1 operators were overwhelmed with "ghost calls," and real emergency calls were unable to reach life-saving services. Both of these 9-1-1 failures happened under normal cell phone usage circumstances. During an active threat or disaster, the cellular service failure could be catastrophic.
The COPsync911 threat-alert system, when activated from a computer, does not use the cellular network to send emergency alerts. In a school environment, for example, the system is activated by school faculty and staff and sends an immediate, silent alert to the local law enforcement dispatch center, other educators in the facility and the closest patrol officers -- even if they are away from their patrol car. The persons under threat use the COPsync911 'chat room' feature to provide first responders with up-to-the-second situational information as to what's occurring on scene. First responders are provided an on-line map, which enables them to see the facility location, and an on-line facility diagram, which enables them to see the threat location.
Mr. Ronald A. Woessner, Chief Executive Officer of COPsync, stated, "The COPsync911 threat-alert system enables persons under threat to quickly contact a 9-1-1 dispatcher and the closest first responders without the use of the cellular network. This immediate and silent connection shaves minutes from response times when seconds count -- and saves lives."
About COPsync, Inc.
COPsync, Inc. (NASDAQ: COYN) is a technology company that connects law enforcement officers across the nation, so they can communicate and share mission-critical non-adjudicated information in real-time. This saves officers' lives and keeps the public safer; helps law enforcement officers catch criminals and stop child kidnappings, vehicle thefts, bank robberies and other crimes in progress; and arms the nation's law enforcement officers with needed information so they can help defend against terrorism. For more information, go to www.copsync.com.
Everest Corporate Advisors, Inc.
Ronald A. Woessner
Chief Executive Officer
Director of Media and Investor Relations
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Released March 16, 2017