April 2, 2014 –– Software House, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco (NYSE: TYC), has announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with ELERTS Corporation to integrate the ELERTS Lock-It-Down (LID) mobile app with the C•CURE 9000 security and event management system.
This integration provides users the ability to lockdown a facility from anywhere at any time with the touch of a button from an iPhone, iPad, or Android phone using WiFi or cellular network coverage. LID activity, including ‘Shelter In Place’ and ‘Evacuate’ commands, are logged within C•CURE 9000 for further investigation.
The LID mobile app includes an “Alerts” feature that allows personnel to share context-rich information for mass notification with colleagues and first responders in the event of an emergency. The cloud-based solution features photo sharing, GPS mapping, and the ability to initiate a lockdown event in C•CURE 9000.
The application is ideal for K-12 schools, universities, hospitals, and corporate campuses where an incident could require the facility to go into immediate lockdown mode. Authorized employees can quickly deploy the application across multiple buildings in a campus environment.
“Providing technology to protect students and faculty in an educational setting is perhaps one of the biggest and most important objectives within the security industry today,” said Jason Ouellette, Product Line Director – Access Control, Tyco Security Products. “By integrating ELERTS LID mobile app with C•CURE 9000, we are able to provide the educational market, along with healthcare and corporate customers, another valuable tool to help protect the people within these facilities.”
Ed English, CEO of ELERTS Corporation, adds, "We are delighted to partner with Software House. Our technology aligns naturally as does our commitment to safety. School lockdowns occur on a daily basis and those locked in a room often have little information about what is going on. With ELERTS LID on their phones, teachers in lockdown can share real-time information with their peers and first responders.”