Winston-Salem, NC (November 26, 2013) Today, Perry County Sheriff’s Office launched SafeTown™, a powerful, easy-to-use suite of web-based and mobile apps that connect and empower local law enforcement and citizens to make their community a better and safer place to live. Perry County citizens will benefit from both the Community Alerts and Household Profiles applications.
With SafeTown Household Profiles, residents can complete a survey of their residence that could help guide first responders in the event of an emergency. The secure profile will let public safety crews know basic information such as: the number of people living in the home, presence of pets, people with special needs, and other critical information that will help crews respond quickly in the event of an emergency.
SafeTown Community Alerts allows authorities to publish alerts such as traffic incidents, HAZMAT warnings or public ‘be on the lookout’ (BOLO) notices where citizens can view information in real time on the SafeTown map. Additionally, SafeTown’s applications are fully integrated with InterAct’s suite of public safety applications, so information is always accurate and up to date for first responders in the field.
“The Perry County Sheriff’s Office is always looking for new ways to serve our citizens,” said Sheriff Smith. “By launching SafeTown, we’re opening up new ways to communicate with our citizens that allows them to be proactively involved in their safety.”
“InterAct is delighted to support Perry County Sheriff’s mission by implementing new technologies to improve the quality of emergency services they provide their community,” said Jim Wilson GM/VP of SafeTown.org. “Citizens now have access to a simple and powerful set of cloud applications which are as easy for the public to utilize as Google, Facebook and Twitter.”
SafeTown delivers services to the community via a community web portal and a family of smart phone apps. With SafeTown, citizens can create household profiles for first responders to use. Agencies can post alerts to all SafeTown subscribers in the community and citizens can report non-emergency problems or suspicious activity.
Additionally, real time events and crime history can be viewed on a map, and authorities can publish information to the community about inmates in local correctional facilities. To learn more about SafeTown, please visit http://www.safetown.org.
InterAct creates public safety software products that support dispatchers, incident responders (law, fire, EMS) and correctional officers worldwide. We bring the benefits of cloud computing to public safety. Our cloud applications connect public safety practitioners to each other and the information they need anywhere, anytime. Our cloud options are more reliable, less costly, easier to use, and more secure. We believe the benefits of cloud computing are so great that its adoption has become a key success factor in achieving the mission that we share with our customers: the safety and well-being of citizens and their communities. To learn more about InterAct’s solutions, please visit us at: http://www.interact911.com.