COPsync and LIFEWatch USA enter into a Joint Technology Development Agreement for COPsync Beacon, a Hand-Held Remote Alert Device for COPsync911 – Companies to collaborate on the development, marketing and distribution of a new device
DALLAS, April 14, 2016 – COPsync, Inc. (NASDAQ: COYN), which operates the nation’s only law enforcement in-car information sharing and data communication network and the COPsync911™ threat-alert service for schools, government buildings, hospitals and other potentially at-risk facilities, announced a joint technology development agreement with LIFEWatch USA, one of the nation’s leading providers of Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS). The collaboration will focus on the development, marketing, and distribution of a hand-held device, tentatively named the COPsync Beacon, which may be used to remotely trigger a COPsync911 alert.
The development of COPsync Beacon is part of the Company’s ongoing strategy to seek business relationships that enhance the functionality of its SaaS platforms and its marketing and distribution efforts. The Company sees the addition of remote alert devices to its COPsync911 threat-alert system as adding significant value by providing another mechanism for persons under threat to send an emergency alert through the COPsync911 threat-alert system, already installed in over 1200 locations in 10 states.
In the wake of recent school shootings and active shooter situations across the nation, LIFEWatch USA realized that its technology could improve and contribute to emergency response strategies in a meaningful way. “We knew we had a good solution for this market, but we felt like it could be enhanced,” said Evan Sirlin, President of LIFEWatch USA. “Through our relationship with COPsync, we believe we are addressing all of the critical features to maximize safety and protection specifically for educators and their students. We believe the COPsync Beacon will allow a rapid response to situations such as an active shooter, whether on a college campus or a lone worker situation. The collaboration between COPsync and LIFEWatch will bring the safety, protection, and peace of mind LIFEWatch is known to bring to the elderly to the workplace, grade schools and college campuses.”
“We cannot think of a better company to work with than LIFEWatch USA for adding a remote device alert capability to the COPsync911 threat-alert system,” added Ronald A. Woessner, COPsync CEO. “In addition to combining our respective competencies, we expect the extensive LIFEWatch USA distribution channel will help us leverage our sales capabilities and expose the COPsync911 threat-alert system to a larger population of potential buyers. We look forward to working together with one of the most recognized American brands that have provided the medical alert services as seen on TV for the last 20 years.”
About LIFEWatch USA
LIFEWatch USA is a second-generation company whose executives have over 35+ years of experience dominating the Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) field. LIFEWatch USA is a nationwide leading innovator and provider of emergency, safety and personal security solutions to the elderly, lone workers, children, college campuses, active shooter situations and many other lifesaving and independence improving services. LIFEWatch USA is also a pioneer in the industry regarding technological advances, offering mobile solutions with GPS, Wi-Fi locating technologies, 2-way voice and monitoring. The Company has gained, and maintained, a reputation for the highest standards of quality, safety and peace of mind.
About COPsync, Inc.
COPsync, Inc. (NASDAQ: COYN) is a technology company that improves law enforcement communication in a manner that saves officers’ lives and helps them prevent and respond more quickly to crime. Officers have instant access to actionable, mission-critical data, share information, and communicate in real-time with other officers and agencies, even those hundreds and thousands of miles away. 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. COPsync’s threat-alert system, COPsync911™, enables schools, courts, hospitals, and other potentially at-risk facilities to automatically and silently send emergency alerts directly to local law enforcement officers in their patrol cars during a crisis, thereby speeding first responder response times and saving minutes when seconds count. The Company also sells VidTac®, a law enforcement software-driven in-vehicle video system. Visit www.copsync.com andwww.copsync911.com for more information.