241: How Punch Alert is Crowdsourcing Safety and Leveraging GPS/iBeacon Location Technology.
Punch Alert is the first mobile app to help users crowdsource safety for a wide scope of situations.
As the first safety app to focus on the responder’s needs, Punch Alert turns any iOS or Android device into a mobile emergency solution. Users are able to report emergencies or suspicious situations to preselected responders with text notes, images, video or audio recordings.
Responders can crowdsource this information, and redistribute warnings and announcements to the entire community as one mass notification. Instantly after an emergency is reported, responders receive an email, text message and automated phone call with the name and location of the person reporting the emergency.
Responders can also screen emergencies as they come in, release them to specific users, distribute emergency plans, communicate with other responders, share content and updates with anyone necessary and completely resolve the emergency – all from a mobile device.
Its a fascinating topic so i invited Greg Artzt CEO at Punch Technologies on the show to understand how they are adding peace of mind to the event industry and ensuring safety and security of our schools, universities, healthcare facilities, and other campus locations.
I’m a little surprised in a world dominated by technology and a need to be vigilant that Punch Alert is the only smartphone based security system that offers all-in-one emergency reporting, crowd-sourced content management, mass notifications, and real-time location tracking with iBeacon.
We can now order an Uber, a meal and even book a room for a night within a few swipes of our phone. But we can’t take a photo or record a video of something suspicious using our smartphones with glorious HD quality. It can only be a great thing to use our phones to keep us safe as well as take photos of ourselves or food.
Greg Artzt has experience in technology, entrepreneurship, financial markets, trading and asset management. He already has two careers under his belt. First as a trader, and second as an entrepreneur. Armed with a love of building businesses, creating tangible value, new ideas, new jobs, and new opportunities its easy to see why Punch Alert is growing so quickly.
Artzt also has a passion for Internet and mobile enabled technology and believes that software powers the world.