Pickens, S.C. – 28th Sep, 2022 – PursuitAlert, whose “Digital Siren” uses state-of-the-art technology to alert motorists and pedestrians of an active police pursuit in their vicinity, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign. The free smartphone app warns users of potential dangers and instructs them to proceed cautiously until it sounds the All Clear signal. These life-saving alerts will soon be available to Waze and Apple Maps users, as well as on Chrysler-Jeep (Stellantis) infotainment systems.
There are about 68,000 high-speed police pursuits in the United States every year, and the resulting tragic deaths and serious injuries suffered by innocent bystanders inflict terrible pain and financial hardship on their families. The cost to taxpayers is estimated in the hundreds of millions annually.
“Warning systems already exist for tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and lightning,” says PursuitAlert co-founder and CEO Tim Morgan. “It’s time we had a similar warning system for high-speed chases, since they claim more lives than all those threats combined.”
Mr. Morgan spent 22 of his 37 years in law enforcement as assistant sheriff in Pickens County, South Carolina, and he is an active member of FBI National Academy Associates, the largest law enforcement organization in the world. He and his team have used their decades of experience to build Digital Siren as the only patented alerting technology for pursuits, Code3 emergency response, active shooters, wrong-way or impaired drivers, flash floods, and numerous other critical events.
“The most troubling event of my law enforcement career was the death of an innocent young man, killed by a fleeing vehicle during a high-speed chase under my watch,” says Mr. Morgan. “The devastation at the scene of the crash was nothing compared to the devastation of the family at the home. Preventing this type of tragedy is PursuitAlert’s mission.”
Mr. Morgan believes the Digital Siren technology will eventually be required by liability insurers in order to mitigate risk to civilians and officers alike, and he believes most of the company’s revenues will come from federal highway safety funds appropriated in the recent Jobs and Infrastructure Bill and in Justice Assistance Grants (JAG).
Digital Siren is currently in use in 30 agencies in three states, and every agency that has requested funding from the governing authority has received it. As overall appropriation nears $1 billion over five years, he believes Digital Siren can command as much as 10% of that market.
For more information about PursuitAlert and its current fundraise, please visit its equity crowdfunding site.
The goal of PursuitAlert is to limit tragedies, devastation, and loss caused by deadly pursuits and other emergency response events. The Digital Siren app and other alerting platforms all work as a simple, real-time notification system that will help save innocent bystanders in close proximity to a high-speed chase from injury or death.
Company Name: PursuitAlert Digital Siren
Contact Person: Tim Morgan
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Address:P.O. Box 1536
State: SC, 29671
Country: United States