DALLAS, Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- COPsync, Inc. (NASDAQ: COYN), the developer and operator of the proprietary COPsync Network™, a communication system that protects citizens from violence and domestic terrorism, and the proprietary COPsync911™ threat-alert system to safeguard schools and other high-risk facilities, has today released a Letter to Shareholders from the Company's chief executive officer to provide an update on current progress and outline its business plans for 2016 and 2017, as follows:
Dear Shareholders: Loyal shareholders, both old and new: THANK-YOU for your continuing dedication and support of your Company and our mission to create safer schools, safer communities and safer law enforcement. The purpose of this letter is to provide an update on your Company's current progress and to provide insight into future plans from the perspective of the board of directors and Company management. We are confident that our current course will lead to ever-increasing sales and a profitable business. Your Company has surpassed many significant milestones in 2016. The total number of Network customers has increased 20%, from 647 in 2015 to currently 776. The number of states that have a COPsync presence has increased to 19 states, and the number of COPsync911 locations has increased 23% from 950 to 1172. Of course, these numbers are approximate and change weekly as the Company's dedicated sales team continues to expand the COPsync customer footprint. Your Company continues to expand its footprint in Texas with 80% of its 254 counties having a COPsync customer presence and 52% of the 254 Texas sheriff's offices subscribing to the Network. The Bexar County Sheriff's Office and the San Antonio Police Department, located in Bexar County, are conducting an evaluation of the COPsync Network. The Company believes that signing one or more major Texas law enforcement agencies, such as the Bexar County Sheriff's Office or the San Antonio Police Department, to the COPsync Network sooner or later will create a 'tipping point' effect in Texas. This momentum is expected to bring the bulk of the estimated 100,000 Texas law enforcement officers, comprising approximately 8% of the law enforcement officers in the U.S., onto the COPsync Network. The Harris County Department of Education (HCDE) in Houston, TX is also currently conducting an evaluation of the COPsync911 threat-alert system to increase the safety and security of its campuses, students and faculty. The HCDE is an important entry point for COPsync technology into the Houston metro area where there are more than 100 law enforcement agencies and approximately 60 school districts that could be potential customers. The Company believes these and other evaluations will ultimately evolve into paying customers.