In response to the current crisis, with the leadership of our very own Adam Smith and John Discepolo, ASR has expanded our reach nationally. We are pleased to announce that, in line with social-distancing, we have developed and constructed a virtual demonstration platform. This will allow us to provide interactive demonstrations so that your organization can make decisions today for the safety of tomorrow.
It is part of our DNA to promote safety and we are determined to save time and lives while still being socially responsible during this pandemic.
The U.S. is facing an Epidemic
Here are some of the major differences between a dedicated hardware solution, that ASR offers, vs all other app-based products.
Reflex & Muscle Memory During a Life-Threatening Event
Studies have proven that performing simple tasks, such as entering your passcode into your phone, then dialing 911 can be nearly impossible for most people when their lives and those around them are in danger.
Now, imagine unlocking your phone, then scrolling to find the app that you never use, opening it, then scrolling through the long list of options, locating the type of emergency that pertains to your situation, then entering in the number of fields required to identify & validate your request for emergency response.
All of this is under the assumption that your mobile device is on your person at the start of the event.
Vulnerabilities with Connectivity and False Alarms
Apps are fully dependent on WIFI or cellular for connectivity. Because of this, reliability can quickly become an issue. After you’ve sent your message to law enforcement, how are you sure that it was received and taken seriously? Does dispatch first try to contact the location and verify before sending police? Ultimately slowing down response time. ASR utilizes both, Cellular and Hard-Wired broadband connections to Communicate events.
When a facility has hundreds of employees &/or students with an arsenal of emergency buttons in their pocket (apps), accidental activation is inevitable. People & police can become “numb” to alerts from these sources after too often being used to either, falsely report incidents, or to report incidents that are less than life-threatening.
Laws are Quickly Changing with Life-Saving Alert Devices
Life-saving alert devices for situations where a facility is under attack are quickly becoming mandatory in many buildings. And while some areas are applauding apps as an effective solution, as these laws spread from state-to-state, the requirements are likely not going to be satisfied by an app-only solution.
It is reasonable to assume that laws will be similar to some bills that have already passed, that require a dedicated hardware solution like ASR. Ultimately, facilities that invest in low-budget, less-effective app-only solutions, will soon be forced to re-invest in the proper equipment that will satisfy these needs.
ASR offers the best solution in the industry. Our reliable and redundant methods of alerting persons who are in danger, as well as providing the fastest notification to law enforcement by communicating directly with police dispatch are not matched.
The ASR Solution is the Most Reliable Alert Notification System on the Market. There is No Superior Solution.
ASR strongly believes that having dedicated hardware that is readily available and easy to operate is KEY when it comes to life-saving tools.
By utilizing dedicated sirens & strobes (combined with optional alerts on mobile devices), the situation is clear to anyone. And the response time is going to be incomparably faster and more reliable.
Saving Time Saves Lives
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy puts the safety of our students and staff at the highest priority. ASR Alert Systems provides us the enhanced safety communications that we believe will save lives. Their team provided stellar consultation and customized options throughout our campus. Their expertise is unmatched!
It's been great to work with the ASR Team. Having the Threat Alert System installed has provided another important layer of security to our organization. Thank you Team ASR and special thanks to the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office!
Our Security and Medical teams can now respond within seconds of an emergency thanks to the ASR Alert System. Great concept and we are glad to have it at Admirals Cove.