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TapShield Named 2014 "Cool Vendor" by Gartner

Innovative Use of Technology Enhances Personal Safety to Prevent Crimes, Sexual Assault

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - April 30, 2014) - TapShield, the leader in mobile personal safety, was named a 2014 Cool Vendor by Gartner for its innovative approach and use of mobile technology to enhance the personal safety of college students and business professionals worldwide.

Each year, Gartner identifies new Cool Vendors in key technology areas and publishes a series of research reports highlighting these innovative vendors and their products and services. TapShield is one of five vendors featured in Cool Vendors in Business Continuity Management and IT Disaster Recovery Management, 2014,by analysts Roberta J. Witty, John P. Morency, and Robert Naegle, which looks at improved crisis communications and the transition from IT disaster recovery management to IT service continuity management. These cool vendors are transforming the way businesses operate and consumers engage with technology in an emergency.

"This recognition by Gartner validates our crowd-sourced, social approach to personal safety," said TapShield CEO and Founder Jordan Johnson. "Students and police use TapShield to collaborate and build safer campuses, and our use of mobile and social media technologies resonate strongly with students. The result is a new solution for colleges and corporations that is effective and easy to use, while dramatically reducing costs and improving response times to increase overall personal safety."

TapShield's cloud-based mobile safety platform is a low-cost and easy to integrate solution for campus police and corporate security departments. It enables more informed decisions and improves emergency response times by as much as 47 percent. For users, TapShield's technology turns smartphones into personalized mobile safety devices, which allow users to view local crime, submit tips, and receive safety alerts. In an emergency, just one tap of the smartphone can instantly alert authorities or selected contacts, enable secure two-way communication, and send real-time GPS location and key caller information so dispatchers respond faster with better information.

"Colleges today are realizing that the ultimate benefit of increased collaboration between students and police is a much safer campus," said Johnson. "Students love the idea that their smartphone can double as a personal security device, so we're seeing huge adoption of TapShield's mobile safety app since it offers the promise of personal security. And the robust infrastructure behind TapShield's mobile safety app is giving organizations the ability to improve response times to emergencies and increase the sense of college safety."

Learn more about TapShield and sign up for a demo today.

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TapShield is the market leader in mobile personal safety. TapShield designs, develops and markets enterprise-grade mobile solutions designed for college campuses and global enterprises that significantly improve emergency alerting and response. Learn more at www.tapshield.com

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