IAS Awarded Patent for School Emergency Alert System

Fast Alert system designed to notify students, administrators, teach and responders

Founder Tom Reyes has extensive contacts with a variety of Washington, California and Nevada school districts that plan to install the Fast Alert® system on their campuses. The Fast Alert system has proven to be so successful and useful, both during Beta Testing and in initial installations, that Washington State is moving forward with a grant program to help fund additional installations of Fast Alert into their public schools.

In addition to schools and universities, the IAS Fast Alert system can be easily installed into government buildings, nursing homes, hospitals, airports, large office buildings, seaports, military installations or any other "campus" type environment that is connected by a common network. The IAS Fast Alert system is designed to integrate with preexisting industry-standard intercom/paging systems and data networks currently installed in most public and private facilities.

The Fast Alert warning system can be installed in several configurations, the most common being integration with an existing intercom system with a connection to the data network. In cases where there is no access to an existing or compatible intercom system, the Fast Alert warning system can be installed with the addition of amplified speakers to cover the site. By utilizing infrastructures already in place, the Fast Alert system can be introduced as a retrofit upgrade at a very low cost.

The modular design of the system allows organizations to start small and strategically expand as budgets permit. The Fast Alert system is easily configurable to accommodate additional buildings or zones later included in the network, without the need of additional software or user retraining.

IAS's Patent Attorney, Jacques Dulin of Innovation Law Group, Ltd. Sequim, WA, commented that the Fast Alert system patent application was strategically drafted to cover System Hardware, the Method of Rapid Initiation and Propagation of Alerts and the Rapid Alert Application software. "I am very pleased with both the speed and the results of the patent process," said Reyes. "We look forward to the grant of pending patents in Canada, Europe and Israel." Dulin added, "We are all very delighted that the US Patent Office recognized the importance of this case for public safety, and acted on it in a timely manner. Kudos to Tom and Garry-their invention deserves broad coverage and recognition."

It is the firm belief of the company founders that where the Fast Alert warning system is installed, it will demonstrate its ability to increase security, improve emergency response, save lives and minimize injuries during critical incidents and natural disasters.

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