Atlanta, GA, February 28, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Guardian Watch™ is proudly introducing Version 2.0 of its award winning multi-platform application for public safety. Winner of the 2011 Futurists: BetaLaunch technology and innovation showcase, the application opens a direct line of communication between users and emergency first responders through what the company calls Visual Awareness technology, leveraging millions of smartphone cameras nationwide to empower citizens in protecting themselves and their community.
“In light of all the recent news of extreme weather, natural disasters, increased focus on crime rates, scrutiny on Neighborhood Watch programs, and unfortunate tragedies across the country, there is an obvious need for a change in the way we approach public safety,” says Dr. Gordon Jones, Founder and CEO of Guardian Watch™. “Advances in technology have brought us to a point where we can put extremely powerful resources in the hands of citizens, arming them with the tools needed to communicate more effectively with law enforcement, fire fighters, EMS, and other authorities. The result is more connected, more engaged communities and a much brighter future.”
Guardian Watch™ is dedicated to creating a better, safer world through the power of technology. The enhanced design of the updated application pairs geolocation and video communications technology to create a seamless experience across web and mobile platforms that makes it easy for users to create reports and stream live video from the scene. Public safety officials and emergency respondents gain access to useful crowdsourced information that can potentially save lives.
With a new Vicinity Based Alert Notification™ system embedded in the application, members will also be able to receive alert notifications by SMS, email, or an automated phone call when an emergency report is made within a specified area around them. Dr. Jones is confident this advance will help subscribed members make well-informed decisions in cases of emergency, helping them avoid potential danger when an emergency situation arises.
Dr. Jones is confident that citizens equipped with the redesigned Guardian Watch™ application will play an active role in the protection of their community. Pilot programs have shown tremendous positive outcomes, earning one partner recognition with the 2012 National Sheriffs’ Association Neighborhood Watch Excellence Award for the department’s innovative use of technology. As communities across the country adopt the application and grow the network, Guardian Watch™ will become the most powerful tool in the public safety official’s and citizens’ arsenal.
For more information about Guardian Watch™, visit www.guardianwatch.com.
About Guardian Watch™
Guardian Watch™ is a multi-platform application revolutionizing emergency response and reporting, and community safety. Guardian Watch™ enables users to report and stream live video directly to emergency respondents and public safety organizations, arming them with valuable information that can help prevent crime and save lives during emergencies and disasters. Guardian Watch™ is a trusted resource for neighborhood watch groups and other public safety organizations, offering users alerts of reported incidents in their immediate area, fostering a safe and secure environment within local communities in the Guardian Watch™ network. Winner of the 2010 New Ideas SC, 2011 Futurists: BetaLaunch technology and innovation showcase, and invitee to the United Kingdom’s Secretary Office of Security and Counterterrorism INSTINCT program for Human Augmented Technology, Guardian Watch™ is an advocate for leveraging modern technology to create a better, safer world.