Atlanta, GA, March 08, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Dr. Gordon Jones, founder and CEO of Guardian Watch™ (GW), the developer of the first cloud-based mobile platform that connects citizens directly to public safety officials and emergency response teams to better prepare and respond to incidents, responds to concerns expressed by the 911 community over the ever-increasing number of public safety-related smartphone applications. The concerns have prompted the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) and National Emergency Number Association (NENA) to issue an explanation of 9-1-1.
In his article, “m911 Making Emergency Communications More Effective,” Dr. Jones seeks to allay the fears of the 911 community by explaining the goals and objectives of safety application developers as well as many of the beneficial features of the Guardian Watch™ app to the current 911 system.
Dr. Jones asserts that “The vast majority of application developers, such as Guardian Watch™, overtly support law enforcement and the emergency management community, and is deeply committed to promoting and advancing public safety in general.”
Effective communicating, between all those in the safety notification family, the technical features and shared benefits of mobile applications (we call m911) to the current 911 system will help strengthen and promote the advancement of the NG911 effort.
Guardian Watch™ will be establishing an organization (code name: www.m911Alliance.org) in order to develop a consolidated voice and a serious discussion with the traditional 911 representatives about how the country will leverage the capabilities of m911. This conversation will not be solely on how emergency data collected by m911 can “fit” into the 911 legacy systems, but more focused on evolving the whole communication process between citizen and first responder supported by public safety management.
If you would like to support this effort, please contact Guardian Watch™ for further discussions.
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, and helped the Richland County SC Sheriff’s Department earn the 2012 National Sheriffs’ Association Neighborhood Watch Excellence Award for the department’s innovative use of technology. Guardian Watch™ is an advocate for leveraging modern technology to create a better, safer world.