US Military turns to telephone app to stop base assaults

US Army turns to phone app to prevent base attacks

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Neighborhood watch apps aren’t only for civilian streets. The US Military has cast a deal with CloseWatch to make use of a cellular crime reporting app, iWatch Military, to stop mass shootings and different crimes at over 20 home bases. The software program forwards ideas (based mostly on the FBI’s personal crime codes) to the suitable unit in lower than eight seconds, or quicker than a 911 name. It additionally has its personal notifications, so you will get an alert if there is a credible menace. Whereas iWatch Military is not meant to exchange emergency providers, it might be essential to catching terrorists earlier than they’re able to strike.

The preliminary launch is modest given the dimensions of the armed forces, however CloseWatch tells Reuters that additional Military bases and the Air Drive are already asking about utilizing the app themselves. The last word objective is to make iWatch the go-to crime prevention software for the US army and its allies. That is a tall order, however it might be lifelike in an period when many troopers are extra snug with sending textual content messages than making telephone calls.

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