DALLAS, April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- COPsync, Inc. (NASDAQ: COYN), which operates the nation's only law enforcement in-car, real-time information sharing and data communication network and the COPsync911™ threat-alert service for schools and other potentially at-risk facilities, announced today that the COPsync911 threat-alert system was highlighted in a 2016 research report published by the Rand Corporation entitled "The Role of Technology in Improving K–12 School Safety."
In the report, the authors summarize existing research on school violence, categorize school safety technologies and describe the available research about them, and present six case studies of innovative technologies as used in schools. One of the case studies presented in the report was the New Londonderry School District in New Hampshire, where COPsync911 was implemented as an emergency alert system in the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, to reduce the time for law enforcement response in a crisis. The case study provides details as to how the system is used in the schools and the relationship between the school district and the police department.
The authors of the report also summarize experts' views of technologies and safety problems based on interviews and present experts' rankings of technology needs to improve school safety produced during two day-long panels. These activities revealed that some of the most pressing safety needs that technology could address related to (1) enabling two-way communication between teachers and emergency responders; (2) "all-in-one" applications that would integrate currently fragmented and outdated school safety policies, procedures, and training for school staff and parents; (3) advances in social media monitoring; and (4) improved anonymous tip lines to make them more robust and effective. Results should be of interest to organizations and individuals involved with K–12 school technology planning, research funding, and product development.
"We are pleased to have our COPsync911 threat-alert system included in this detailed research regarding the role of technology in school safety," said Ronald A. Woessner, CEO of COPsync. "Our software facilitates fast communication between schools and emergency responders in situations where every second counts and does so in a very cost-effective manner. By providing real-time information to responders closest to the scene, including the nature of the threat, detailed maps and facility diagrams to pinpoint the exact location of the threat, and ongoing real-time updates, we provide those responders with the best possible chance of achieving a positive outcome in these threatening situations."
More information about the Rand Corporation report can be found at http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR1488.html.
COPsync, Inc. (COYN) is a technology company that improves law enforcement communication in a manner that saves officers' lives and helps them prevent and respond more quickly to crime. Officers have instant access to actionable, mission-critical data, share information, and communicate in real-time with other officers and agencies, even those hundreds and thousands of miles away. The COPsync Network™ also eliminates manual processes and increases officer productivity by enabling officers to write electronic tickets, accident reports, DUI forms, arrest forms and incident and offense reports. COPsync's threat-alert system, COPsync911™, enables schools, courts, hospitals, and other potentially at-risk facilities to automatically and silently send emergency alerts directly to local law enforcement officers in their patrol cars during a crisis, thereby speeding first responder response times and saving minutes when seconds count. The company also sells VidTac®, a law enforcement software-driven in-vehicle video system. Visit www.copsync.com and www.copsync911.com for more information.
Ronald A. Woessner
Chief Executive Officer
Ascendant Partners, LLC.