DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The University of South Alabama (often referred to as USA) and its Police Department has partnered with MyForce to provide a proactive personal safety service that will immediately protect students, their families, alumni, USA faculty and staff with just a touch of a button on supported iPhone, Android or BlackBerry smartphones.
“The University of South Alabama Police Department is committed to providing a safe and harmonious environment so that our campus can thrive”
USA, the first university in Alabama to partner with MyForce, has integrated the MyForce Campus System into its existing campus safety programs, giving the USA police direct and immediate access to incident information for any MyForce alert triggered on campus.
“The University of South Alabama Police Department is committed to providing a safe and harmonious environment so that our campus can thrive,” said USA Police Chief Zeke Aull. “To make sure that this occurs, the USA Police Department is constantly seeking new and innovative ways that will improve upon or complement our current crime prevention strategies.”
When a member sends a MyForce alert from a smartphone, USA police immediately assess the situation by listening to audio and viewing the user’s profile and location through the MyForce Campus System, allowing the USA police to provide on-location assistance faster and more efficiently. If a member triggers a MyForce alert off campus, the MyForce Monitoring Team works with local authorities in the member’s area based on the real-time GPS location information, providing security both on and off campus, 24/7 nationwide.
MyForce members NEVER WALK ALONE™. Unlike other personal safety offerings, MyForce allows a member to get help from a trained, professional security team that is UL listed and recognized as a Five Diamond Central Station by the industry. By touching a single button on a smartphone, the user instantaneously transmits all of the information necessary to get help: personal information provided at registration (name, photo, phone number, emergency contacts, and known safety issues), audio of what is happening, and real-time GPS location information. Emergency responders don’t have to waste time asking questions, but instead act swiftly and efficiently to provide an emergency response to the user’s exact location.
“MyForce is ideal for all those situations where you feel a concern for your safety, but it doesn’t make sense to call 911: walking alone at night, going to unfamiliar places, or meeting unfamiliar people. We often rely on calling friends or family members to be on the phone with us in these situations, but these well-intentioned people are not necessarily the best people to come to our aid or provide help if needed. MyForce connects its members to a professionally trained monitoring team,” said Brad Zotti, MyForce Chief Executive Officer. “With MyForce, our members never have to walk alone. We’re with you.”
All users can try the MyForce service free for 30 days. Thereafter, memberships are available on a monthly or annual basis. University of South Alabama is the seventh institution in the nation to integrate the free MyForce Campus System into its existing safety program. Parents, students and faculty associated with USA can sign up at a discounted rate through the school.
MyForce is like a mobile bodyguard that protects users against danger with a touch of a button on supported iPhones, Androids or BlackBerrys. MyForce is available nationwide and works across all carrier networks. The MyForce Campus System is currently in use on eight campuses. MyForce gives users confidence and security against threats while providing families with freedom from worry. Founded by two safety-conscious fathers, Brad Zotti (CEO) and Charlie Groves (COO), MyForce is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
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