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Amika Mobile Announces Hosted Gunshot Detection Service in Collaboration with Tracer Technology Systems
Ottawa, March 22, 2016 - Amika Mobile is pleased to announce its partnership with Tracer Technology Systems to offer Shot Tracer®, a Hosted Service for Gunshot Sensor Detection. Shot Tracer® leverages the Amika Mobility Server (AMS) platform for critical and emergency communication and patented Tracer gunshot sensor technology for units mounted in schools, places of worship, buses or units worn by first responders and security teams.
According to the Gun Violence Archive Organization, there have already been 10,739 incidents of US gun violence in 2016, with 2,738 people killed and 5,513 injured. There are daily incidents of shootings at workplaces and schools. Shot Tracer® will help detect shootings, identifying when and where they occur and trigger lockdowns through AMS to bring first responders to the scene rapidly. According to the FBI, 66% of shootings end before police arrive and the ability to automatically initiate a coordinated response as soon as the first shot is detected will save lives.
"It is exciting to be working with Shot Tracer® solutions which will definitely save lives as mass shootings continue to rise.", said Amika Mobile Co-Founder/CEO Sue Abu-Hakima.
Shot Tracer® leverages the AMS platform for its targeted alerts to end users, 2-way response capabilities and seamless integration with physical systems to trigger event actions such as automated lockdowns when gunshots are detected. AMS simultaneously alerts ANY layer including SMS, Pop-ups on SmartPhones, Tablets or Desktops, Email, VoIP, Callouts, LMR, Facebook, Twitter, or RSS.
Shot Tracer® CEO Allan Overcast said "It is great to be introducing this service globally as the combination of our gunshot sensor technology and Amika Mobile's award winning mass notification capability will help make students and workplaces much safer."
Tracer Products will be demonstrated at the International Wireless Communications Expo March 21 - 25 in Las Vegas, Nevada at booth #1748. Amika Mobile will demonstrate the hosted service at ASIS 2016 in Orlando, Florida, September 12-15, 2016.
Amika Mobile Corporation is privately held specializing in critical and emergency communication and control. Its flagship product, the Amika MobileAmika Mobility Server (AMS), is ideal for enterprise, communities, airports, sports arenas, shopping centers and campuses where visitors may not always be pre-registered in a contacts database since the AMS can auto-discover mobile devices for emergency alerting. AMS alerts over wire or mobile to any layer including WiFi, SMS, Email, VoIP, PA systems, Message Boards, Twitter, RSS Feeds, Facebook, etc. AMS and Amika®Panic can trigger lockdowns and alerts based on disparate events from access control, fire panels, cameras, wall mounted, desktop or mobile panic buttons, etc. AMS delivers advisory government alerts from NOAA, IPAWS, NAAD System, and MASAS in CAP /CAP-CP formats. Amika Mobile has won 16 awards and sells products through partners. www.amikamobile.com
Tracer Technology Systems, Inc. (TTS) is dedicated to improving public safety though its proprietary gunshot detection system, Shot Tracer®. TTS aims to save lives of those at risk in active shooter situations such as students in classrooms and buses as well as those in the workplace. TTS is focused on getting first responders to an active shooter scene rapidly. TTS is providing law enforcement with never-before-available crime scene gunshot incident data. The Shot Tracer® gunshot detection and alerting technology connects to existing alarm systems or wirelessly over cellular networks and automatically sends a near instant notification to emergency services and local law enforcement agencies upon sensing a gunshot or explosion. Tracer Technologies sells Shot Tracer® Gunshot Detection Systems include: EAGLE for Schools and Churches; HAWK for School and Public Bus Gunshot Detection; and FALCON for Law Enforcement / Military Officer Worn Gunshot Detection Sensor and RAPTOR for Banks and Office Buildings. See www.tracertechnologysystems.com
Contacts
Amika Mobile Corporation
Contact: Sarina Kingdon
Title: Media Relations
Phone: 613-599-4445 x141
Email: contact@amikamobile.com