DALLAS, Dec. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- COPsync, Inc. (NASDAQ:COYN), which operates the nation’s largest law enforcement in-car information sharing and communication network, reports metrics regarding the scope of its interoperability network and the COPsync911 threat alert system for schools, government buildings, hospitals and other potentially at-risk facilities.
Key metrics include:
- The reach of the COPsync law enforcement in-car information sharing and communication network (“Network”) is especially broad in Texas with more than 550 law enforcement agencies, including 46 percent of the sheriff’s offices in Texas, using the Network. These customers are located in approximately 79 percent of Texas counties.
- The COPsync911 threat alert system protects more than 1,000 schools and other facilities in 10 states across the U.S.
- The COPsync Network database contains approximately 4.5 million vehicle records and 3.5 million individual records. These records, considered “non-adjudicated” incidents, describe a COPsync law enforcement officer’s interaction with an individual or encounter with a specific car. This non-adjudicated information, presented to the officer at the time of traffic stop, provides critical information to law enforcement officers and complements the adjudicated information officers also receive through the COPsync Network from the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) database and applicable state databases.
- COPsync Network subscribers have created 8,491 “be on the lookout” alerts, including 2,748 “attempt to locates,” 3,646 “officer safety alerts” and 336 “missing persons” alerts. These alerts are connected to a hard identifier such as a license plate or driver’s license number and reside in the COPsync Network database. When an officer on the Network encounters these individuals, a warning alert is sent directly to the officer’s in-vehicle computer and in many cases, geographically proximate officers and the local dispatch center.
- The company’s infrastructure, housed in the Microsoft Azure cloud, is supporting approximately 37,000 connected devices, mainly originating in the CS911 school vertical market, and active law enforcement licensees for the company’s services.
- Users of the COPsync Network and COPsync911 threat alert system span the following 10 states: California, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Texas and Virginia.
The company is actively implementing sales and marketing activities to expand the COPsync Network and COPsync911 in targeted geographies throughout the U.S. including Texas, home to approximately eight percent of all state and local U.S. law enforcement officers, and New England where it has a broad presence; there is room for expansion in both regions. The company is also targeting its expansion efforts to include Florida and the Pacific Northwest.
“The COPsync Network enables direct and instantaneous communication among law enforcement officers at the point of incident and helps them interdict crime and criminal activity more effectively. This direct and instantaneous communication via the Network complements the efforts of the federal government to build a nationwide, first responder public safety wireless broadband network,” stated Ronald A. Woessner, CEO of COPsync. “Further, the COPsync Network, via the thousands of ‘be on the lookout’ alerts that have been sent using it also keeps officers safe, thereby fulfilling the purpose of the Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act of 2015, named after the two NYPD officers killed last year in Brooklyn. The company expects to see accelerating growth as we continue to drive sales in our anchor territories of Texas and New England, while we expand our customer footprint into new key geographies across the U.S.”
About COPsync, Inc.
COPsync, Inc. (COYN) is a technology company that improves communication between and among law enforcement officers and agencies from differing jurisdictions to help them prevent and respond more quickly to crime. The COPsync Network connects law enforcement officers and agencies to a common communications system, which gives officers instant access to actionable, mission-critical data and enables them to share information and communicate in real-time with other officers and agencies, even those hundreds and thousands of miles away. The Network's companion, COPsync911 threat alert system, enables schools, courts, hospitals, government buildings, energy, telecommunications and other potentially at-risk facilities to automatically and silently send threat alerts directly to local law enforcement officers in their patrol cars in the event of a crisis, thereby speeding first responder response times and saving minutes when seconds count. The COPsync Network saves officer and citizen lives, reduces unsolved crimes and assists in apprehending criminals and interdicting criminal behavior -- through such features as a nationwide officer safety alert system, GPS/auto vehicle location and distance-based alerts for crimes in progress, such as school crisis situations, child abductions, bank robberies and police pursuits. The COPsync Network also eliminates manual processes and increases officer productivity by enabling officers to write electronic tickets, accident reports, DUI forms, arrest forms and incident and offense reports. The company also sells VidTac®, an in-vehicle, software-driven video system for law enforcement. Visit www.copsync.com and www.copsync911.com for more information.
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Contact: For COPsync: Ronald A. Woessner Chief Executive Officer 972-865-6192 email@example.com Media: Dian Griesel Int'l. Susan Forman, 212-825-3210