DALLAS, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- COPsync, Inc. (NASDAQ: COYN) announced today that the Company expects to have a greater impact on school safety and security in the months ahead. The COPsync911 threat-alert system safeguards schools and other high-risk buildings. The COPsync Network is an advanced communication system that protects citizens from violence and domestic terrorism. Security is increased with advance warnings of dangerous people and real-time notification of crimes in progress. COPsync solutions can save minutes when seconds count, save lives and protect citizens and communities.
Since the school shooting at Sandy Hook, a gun has been fired on school grounds nearly once a week. An active shooter at a school is one of the most horrifying realities that modern society faces. Many lives are at risk in a contained, defenseless space. An active shooter is unpredictable, and the situation can advance quickly. In the Columbine High School shooting, 13 people were killed, and 21 others were wounded in 16 minutes. In the first crucial minutes of a deadly threat incident on a school campus, before the police can arrive, teachers are the first responders. At COPsync, we believe America's schools could be safer by arming teachers with technology. Schools that implement COPsync's reasonably priced teacher and faculty-driven school safety tools can improve communication between law enforcement and schools in a crisis. Law enforcement response times are reduced, all while leveraging technology to minimize cost. The COPsync911 threat-alert system is activated by school faculty and staff when a threatening incident arises which allows the employees to send an immediate silent alert to all other employees, the local law enforcement dispatch center, closest patrol cars and on-duty law enforcement officers, even if they are away from their patrol car. The school staff, responding officers and the local dispatcher communicate about the incident as it unfolds via a "Crisis Communications Portal."