Yesterday, at the Emerging Technology Forum held by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO), a session entitled Innovating New Tools and Apps for First Responders spoke to the importance of public safety apps and their potential to improve emergency response.
In fact, APCO published a position paper outlining its recognition of the “significant potential [...]
For the last couple decades there have been many debates between building in-house technology and buying commercial, off-the-shelf (or customizable) products and services. Each industry and technology solution is unique. This post explores the potential benefits and shortcomings of both approaches as it pertains to mobile safety applications for university and college campuses.
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A new Facebook feature quietly made its way into the mobile app world this morning. The publicly available “Find Friends Nearby” application has already been dubbed a “stalker app” by many and yet, a number of Facebook users are excited to jump on what could be the next big thing in the mobile space.
On April 16, 2007 the Virginia Tech University experienced one of the worst school massacres in North American history, when Seung-Hui Cho, a student at Virginia Tech, killed 32 students and staff and left an additional 17 wounded. Unfortunately, much of the carnage perpetrated by Cho, could have been prevented had the university [...]
Keeping your data safe online is a very important safety topic and vital to protecting your personal safety. You should be aware if your data is being made public online and understand the consequences that could result from this exposure.
Recently there has been a big scare in regards to online privacy. A [...]
Guardly works with many non-profit organizations that seek to increase the awareness of domestic violence. Washington D.C. based Becky’s Fund is a Guardly partner that understand the potential of technology to aid in the fight against violence and abuse. The Fund’s founder Becky Lee, recently blogged for The Huffington Post on “The Role of Mobile Apps in [...]
As the world surveys the damage dealt by the recent earthquake and Hurricane Irene, the Guardly Team is doing our best to learn from this experience to further enhance the mobile safety options available to people during an emergency.
When disaster strikes, one of the first things we do is reach for the phone: whether [...]
“A child goes missing every 40 seconds in America.” That’s the first line that appears on a poster from the Federal Bureau of Investigation promoting their new mobile application: the Child ID app.
Available solely on the iPhone, the Child ID app acts as a storehouse where parents can save their children’s [...]
It’s 10:13 pm and I finally managed to finish editing my video project. As I leave the deserted multimedia lab, I contemplate how I’m going to get home. Do I walk to the outskirts of campus and catch the local bus, or do I face the cold and trek through the neighbourhood next to [...]
Do you enjoy helping others? Could you handle an emergency? Would you like to provide extra assistance to those in need? If so, there’s an iPhone app designed to get you involved. In the San Francisco suburb of San Ramon, California, a new iPhone app titled Fire Department is preparing for its launch. The [...]
Guardly provides mobile safety solutions for reporting and managing enterprise and public safety emergencies.Our safety apps act as personal emergency phones that transmit real-time indoor/GPS location, and provides two-way communication with private security, 911 authorities and safety groups using our real-time platform for emergency incident monitoring, management, communication and response.
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