DENVER--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--MyForce has partnered with NYSUT (New York State United Teachers) Member Benefits to offer a proactive personal safety service to the more than 600,000 members of NYSUT who currently work or previously worked in New York schools, colleges and healthcare facilities. MyForce provides immediate protection wherever you go with just the touch of a button on supported iPhone, Android or BlackBerry smartphones. This service can be activated through the push of a button anytime you’re walking alone, find yourself in a potentially dangerous situation or feel unsafe in the environment you’re in. “We're excited about our partnership and endorsement from NYSUT Member Benefits, and look forward to providing NYSUT members with the added protection and peace of mind that MyForce offers,” said Brad Zotti, MyForce Chief Executive Officer. “The NYSUT community is one that works hard to ensure that standards in education are maintained and upheld; these individuals may sometimes find themselves traveling across campuses early in the morning or late at night, visiting students’ homes, or making long commutes. With MyForce, our members never have to walk alone, and now NYSUT members do not either."
“We're excited about our partnership and endorsement from NYSUT Member Benefits, and look forward to providing NYSUT members with the added protection and peace of mind that MyForce offers”
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 can then act swiftly and efficiently to provide an emergency response to the user’s exact location. “MyForce is ideal for those situations where you feel a concern for your safety, but it doesn’t make sense to call 911,” said Zotti. “MyForce members are able to be proactive about their safety when 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 ones to come to our aid or provide help if needed. MyForce connects its members to a professionally trained and certified monitoring team that stands ready 24/7 to respond to its members’ alerts.”
About NYSUT Member Benefits
NYSUT Member Benefits – which includes the NYSUT Member Benefits Trust & Corporation – endorses approximately 50 programs & services that are available to NYSUT members and their families. In addition to voluntary programs available for purchase or use by individual members, Member Benefits also endorses group programs available for purchase by local associations, their benefit funds and employers. NYSUT dues dollars are not used to support the operation of the Member Benefits Trust or Corporation, which receives funds to cover expenses from negotiated endorsement arrangements with many of the providers of Member Benefits-endorsed programs.
MyForce serves as a mobile bodyguard that protects users against danger with the touch of a button on supported iPhones, Androids or Blackberry smartphones. It is available nationwide and works across all carrier networks. The MyForce Campus System is currently in use on nine 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, CO.
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