Private Safety Network is a patented, universal communications system designed to send and receive real-time information, and to distribute mass notifications during an emergency or safety event. It allows multiple choices in sending out event warnings using the instant Emergency Broadcast lightning bolt. It can be sent to everyone, to responders, to police, or to specific groups; all simultaneously. Patent Nos. 10,375,560 and 10,531,267. Private Safety Network for Android and iPhone was thoroughly evaluated and approved by FirstNet®.
- Virtually real-time communications
- Designed for emergency and safety communications-laser focused
- One click emergency broadcast to all members
- Users can instantly send and receive alerts on their phones
- Receive complete information from people onsite as well as security system alerts and respond multi-directionally
- Integrate with security and access control systems – IOT interface to send device information
- Link to other Private Safety Networks (campuses, facilities, and jurisdictions)
- Provide all responder groups with user locations, room statuses, and a full view of the situation
- Control Center provides administrators a command and control function during a crisis
- Initiate lockdowns automatically through access control systems
- Secure – all messages are encrypted. Continuous backups with automatic fail-safe switchover
Private Safety Network Communications
- Near real-time messaging – because every second counts
- Multi-directional – Quickly receive responses and information
- Specialized communications system created for safety
- Decentralized – Nothing gets in the way of your message to your chosen recipients.
- Information comes from the local event site, not a remote, central authority
- More than notifications
- Notifications provide information after an event
- PSN can prevent an event from happening
- People saving their own lives and lives of others by pre-warnings
- The sheer speed of PSN information in an emergency event is a powerful force
Control Center Website
PSN includes a control center website which can act as a command and control center during a crisis. In calmer times the administrative website provides user maintenance functions.
- Today’s messages are seen in real-time, so administrators have current information.
- Replies can be directed to individuals, groups, or the entire network. This allows administrators to provide instructions and information to targeted groups.
- User group management. Add and edit groups and their users.
- Approve/disapprove new member requests. Edit user contact information, Delete expired users.
- Manage roles and permissions for groups.
- Search and view archived messages. Postmortems of emergencies can be conducted.
Room Status Reporting
In an emergency, knowing who is safe and where the trouble spots are is essential. PSNs Room Status Reporting gives administrators a fast visual report of statuses throughout their campus or facility. The room status report displays both the status of each room as well as the number of people in each room. Administrators can provide as many status descriptions as they like, and can customize the icon and color associated with each status.
Private Safety Network’s Linked Networks provides an interconnected system based on choice and need. Linked networks are seamless to the user. They simply appear as another group for messaging. The distributed architecture of the system increases reliability, speed and performance. This system also allows for a free flow of multi-directional near-instant information to be communicated and responded to.
Location information from a phone’s GPS can be very helpful, but is only as good as the accuracy of the GPS, and does not help identify the floor a user is on. PSN provides additional location information through the use of barcode/QR scanning, BLE beacons and/or smart lock access control systems. Combine any of these options with PSNs Room Status Report sent directly to your control center website to determine your room by room safety status, along with the names of those using the PSN app.
Security Sys Interface
PSN interfaces with Security systems, combining data from devices with user input. This provides complete information about the situation. Alarms for gunshots, forced doors, intruders, etc., create PSN message threads to groups that you select. Notifications from the security system are received nearly immediately. Recipients can use PSN to coordinate responses, and provide information to everyone involved.
Access Ctrl Interface
- Data from ID card scanning and smart locks provide user locations.
- Administrators can see all the users who have entered the facility, if they have safely exited, or their current location.
- Names, locations, and head counts are sent to Room Status Reports.
PSN Lock Downs
PSN can assist lock downs through the Access Control system interface. Individual rooms and entire buildings can be locked down from the Control Center website. Rooms and buildings can also be unlocked to allow responders access. Administrators can use the room statuses to make informed lock down decisions.
- All communication is encrypted and sent over secure links.
- Redundancy is built into the messaging system through continuous backups to alternate servers with automatic fail-safe switchover.
- Message senders are validated before messages are sent. All messages can be traced to an individual user.
- Administrators can quickly remove bad actors.
- Administrators also have approval rights on users added to their PSN.
BLE Beacon Technology
BLE beacons can be used to pinpoint user’s locations without requiring any user action. As a user comes within the proximity of a beacon, the whereabouts of the user is reported to the control center website.
Barcode/QR scanning allows scanning of ID cards, or scanning of rosters or student class lists. This reports a user’s location to the control center website. Administrators can then view the number of users and their names/ID numbers on the room status page.