Salisbury Police Launch App To Keep Citizens Safe - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Salisbury Police Launch App To Keep Citizens Safe

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SALISBURY, Md. - The Salisbury Police Department announced yesterday that it has deployed Ping4 Inc.'s mobile communications solutions, ping4alerts!, to instantly notify citizens of public safety concerns.

Users can reportedly download this free app on their Apple or Android smartphones to be instantly notified about natural disasters, dangerous storm situations, missing persons, traffic situations, terrorist attacks, and local crimes in progress.

According to reports, 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 Salisbury Police Department can reportedly draw a shape on a map as small as a street or broadcast a message to the entire city. Ping4 Inc. reportedly delivers rich media alerts that can include images, custom audio, video and mobile web links.

Reports say Ping4alerts! protects user anonymity and does not require users to provide any personally identifiable information such as a phone number, street address, or email address. These mobile notifications are reportedly 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.

Citizens and visitors are encouraged to download ping4alerts! by simply visiting the App Store or Google Play.

For more information, visit the Ping 4 Inc. website.

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