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March 25, 2012
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AlertID: Latest features include virtual neighborhood, community watch pictures

WASHOE COUNTY, Nev. — AlertID last week released significant enhancements to its free online system, adding Virtual Neighborhood and Community Watch Pictures to its member services.

The release is part of AlertID’s ongoing technological advancement program for its public safety information platform. Both new features work together to extend family and community protection by significantly expanding alert and advisory coverage for members, while providing photo communication with other members and law enforcement agencies through its Community Watch feature.

Virtual Neighborhood allows members to receive alerts and advisories from more than one location. Members can now register and add up to five additional address locations to their account, selecting to receive separate advisories for these additional locations. Members are therefore able to use Virtual Neighborhood to extend AlertID coverage to their schools, employers, recreation areas, businesses, homes of other family members, etc., in addition to their residences.

Community Watch Pictures allows members to upload and share public safety related pictures with other members in their community including s

“AlertID is the single most important tool for public safety that I’ve seen in my lifetime,” said Nevada Homeland Security Committee Member and Former Chief of Police, Richard Perkins. “In a post 9/11 world and with criminals becoming more sophisticated, AlertID has already made us safer.”

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Mar 25, 2012 05:25PM Published Mar 25, 2012 05:24PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.