"While many people have their security staff, Zone Intelligence, the new global concierge security service, offers a variety of real-time, technology-based threat-mapping and tracking services that combine with on-the-ground security."
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Data-Driven Technology to Enhance Global Security for Individuals and Organizations
MIAMI & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) and RedZone, creator of the RedZone Map™ navigation app, a tool for situational awareness and enhancement of personal safety, announced today the launch of Zone Intelligence™, a new global security concierge for high net worth individuals, their families and corporations.
Zone Intelligence™ seeks to enhance the personal safety of its clientele using threat mapping, geospatial awareness, geofencing and alerts based on client proximity to terror, crime and other threats. Zone Intelligence™ will analyze the data collected in real-time, provide real-time threat intelligence for both domestic and international travel, and advise clients on where and when to travel and when to leave.
“Zone Intelligence™ is the preventative and proactive solution for secure travel in an increasingly threat-filled world,” said HMNY CEO Ted Farnsworth. “When a client enlists Zone Intelligence™, we will be with them, not only with human intelligence on the ground, but also with our big data analytics and real-time intel of the present threats. We’re there with geofencing if the child of a high net worth individual, quite literally, pushes boundaries; we’re there if a corporation has executives doing business in a dangerous area and needs them extracted.”
The launch of Zone Intelligence™ follows in the footsteps of RedZone Map™, which guides users to their destinations along the safest routes based on crime data – which the app tracks in real time. RedZone plans to make Zone Intelligence™ the premier global security service and use its data-driven software to provide the most rigorous security enhancement possible for its clients.
“The key factor in effective global safety is proper security proportionate to the risk – which is heightened when protecting corporations and high net worth individuals,” said renowned global security expert Paul Viollis, CEO of Viollis Group International. “A company is only as good as its intel – and the reliability of that intel is paramount. Zone Intelligence™ can provide its clients with the most reliable data in real time, helping those clients to make the best decisions for their individual and corporate safety.”
Zone Intelligence™ expands HMNY’s preventative crime and terrorism technology offerings, which include technology of Israeli facial recognition company IsItYou and Israel-based technology company Trendit Ltd.
About RedZone Map
RedZone (Zone Technologies, Inc.) is a state-of-the-art mapping and spatial analysis company with operations in the U.S. and Israel. It has created a community-based ecosystem that features a socially empowered safety map app that enhances mobile GPS navigation using advanced proprietary technology to guide users to their destinations, giving them a choice of a safer route vs. a riskier route. The app incorporates a social media component, which allows for “it’s happening now” crime reporting coupled with real-time crime data from more than 1,400 local, state, national and global sources. RedZone Map™ is currently available to iOS and Android users. More information is available on the RedZone Map™ website. Zone Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Helios and Matheson Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:HMNY) is the creator of RedZone Map.
About Helios and Matheson
Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ:HMNY) provides information technology consulting, training services, software products and an enhanced suite of services of predictive analytics. Servicing Fortune 500 corporations and other large organizations, HMNY focuses mainly on BFSI technology verticals. HMNY’s solutions cover the entire spectrum of IT needs, including applications, data, and infrastructure. HMNY is headquartered in New York, NY, and listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol HMNY. For more information, visit us www.hmny.com.
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RedZone is a navigation app that provides real-time insights into developing situations such as shootings, assaults and the like, and finds fast and safe routes so users can leave the area safely. Using a color-coded map, the app combines real-time crime and social data from government agencies with Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to guide users to safety in several countries, including Germany, Britain, U.S., and France.
According to its founder, Theodore Farnsworth, RedZone automatically sources crime data and adds corresponding tags to its maps of cities like London, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami, and others. The map also benefits from crowdsourcing and community collaboration to keep users aware of their surroundings.
As the app expands, it will include additional capabilities, such as delivering real-time notifications of criminally-active individuals in public spaces and during live events. To do that, though, the app needs access to data from public surveillance systems and law enforcement facial recognition databases. The plan is to enable users to identify potentially dangerous individuals whose image they happen to capture during a public event, for example.
Techtonics asked Farnsworth about the potential of these technologies collecting data about passersby who might not know they are in the surveillance crosshairs. He said the goal is “keeping the public safe, not exploiting the images of innocent passersby.”
For the moment, the company does “not hold onto any personal data or have databases with any personal information,” he said.
- Aida Akl, Voice of America
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Twitter feeds come in from all over the world, many about crime and terrorism. RedZone will be processing up to 80 million tweets daily, with its technology displaying these threats on RedZone Map in real-time – crime that is happening that very moment. If news of a shooting in Chicago comes across the Twitter feed, RedZone Map now drops a corresponding pin with that information on the map, allowing users to be more aware of their surroundings in real-time. If there is terrorist activity that posts through the feed, users are immediately advised as well. A prime example is the most recent terrorist attack that occurred in London. During the beta test period, RedZone Map was able to monitor real-time Twitter traffic, sourcing the Twitter raw data and enabling the app to acquire current news and information live from the scene.
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"We are thrilled to partner with Darryl because of the work he's doing to guide young people toward being the best they can be in today's challenging world," said Ted Farnsworth, chairman and CEO of HMNY and founder of RedZone. "Darryl's tireless commitment to people and their communities is demonstrated through his public service, charitable work and the formation of his own organization dedicated to helping people recover and thrive. His focus on making communities better aligns perfectly with ours and we look forward to working together to promote personal safety through RedZone."
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