Nashua, New Hampshire (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 -- The Milledgeville Police Department announced that it has deployed Ping4 Inc.’s mobile communications solution, ping4alerts!, to instantly notify citizens of public safety concerns.
“We are pleased to be among the first public safety agencies in the country to offer this important and meaningful smartphone application for the safety and protection of our community,” said Chief Dray Swicord, Milledgeville Police Department. “Ping4alerts! is yet another resource to instantly alert residents and visitors of any emergency situation.”
Ping4alerts! is a free iOS and Android app that uses the location based technology inherent in today’s smartphones to deliver notifications within a highly-localized area. Using any web-browser, the Milledgeville Police Department can draw a shape on a map as small as a street or broadcast a message to the entire city. Ping4 Inc. delivers rich media alerts that can include images, custom audio, video and mobile web links. These features coupled with the platform’s precise accuracy, insure public safety information is targeted, instant and, above all, relevant.
Ping4alerts! protects user anonymity and does require users to provide any personally identifiable information such as a phone number, street address, or email address. These mobile notifications are delivered over the Internet through GPS, cellular, and available Wi-Fi networks. Citizens who download ping4alerts! will also receive NOAA’s National Weather Service advisories for severe weather.
“The value of our product is its ability to deliver time sensitive, relevant information to users based solely on location,” said Jim Bender, President and CEO of Ping4 Inc. “The Milledgeville Police Department is at the forefront of a new technology wave that provides a timely and relevant communication channel to citizens, whether they be residents or visitors, during emergency situations.”
Citizens and visitors are encouraged to download ping4alerts! by simply visiting the App Store or Google Play.
About Ping 4, Inc.
Ping4 Inc., is a mobile communications company that delivers real-time, location-based alerts to any iOS or Android mobile device. Public safety agencies license the platform to keep citizens informed of extreme weather events and other fast-moving situations. User identity is 100% protected as no personally identifiable information is required when downloading the app. For more information, please visit http://www.ping4.com.