San Jose, CA, December 17, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- TipNow™ is the latest campus safety product from Resiligence, Inc., a leading provider of text-based security reporting programs. The first adopter is Bethany University in Santa Cruz California, deploying it campus wide for the purpose of increasing campus security.
TipNow employs cell phones and computer generated e-mails to report suspicious incidents to institution designated authorities. The unique aspect of TipNow is its ability to encrypt messages, thereby guaranteeing the anonymity of the reporting user.
The initial presentation of TipNow to student leaders brought an enthusiastic response. Students saw immediate applications for the program, whether reporting uncomfortable situations where they would feel threatened if their identity became known to helping fellow students who evidenced symptoms of depression or family discord.
The faculty and university leadership also agreed that TipNow will bring a higher level of safety and security to the campus.
Dr. Sharon Anderson, vice president for student development and enrollment at Bethany, believes “TipNow is an innovative product to capture suspicious activity and behavior and we think this will be a great help in creating a safe campus for our students”. Anderson added, “This product should become a strategic tool for every campus globally.”
Diane Jimenez, campus safety officer, believes “the program is beneficial and will make students feel safer.”
TipNow is offered in the Software as a Service model. Deployment does not require any hardware installation by the user. Even though reporting is anonymous, the encryption protocol allows for reporter/authority real time communication without divulging the identity of the reporter.
Unfortunately, there have been too many campus events that create an atmosphere of fear. “TipNow has the potential to prevent the next Virginia Tech and Columbine” according to Cyril Rayan, president of Resiligence, parent company of TipNow.
Resiligence is currently in discussions with several other universities, city police departments and corporate campuses for deployment of the product. A leading member of the San Francisco Bay Area Anti-Terrorism Office says, “The ability to gather information, sift through it to find what is useful intelligence, and then rapidly get that information to the right people, can and has made the difference between tragedy and that tragedy being averted.” TipNow helps facilitate positive outcomes.
It is hoped that citizens who witness dangerous or unlawful acts, but are leery of getting involved, will feel empowered to report these activities to the proper authorities by knowing their safety is assured through TipNow’s cloak of anonymity.
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, Resiligence is dedicated to the creation and deployment of programs that enhance safety within organizations. The focus is on mitigating danger, encouraging and enhancing individual participation, and facilitating positive outcomes.
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Contact: Ron Goodman