Private Safety Network App Receives FirstNet Verified Status
Monday, March 15, 2021 | Comments

Following a rigorous review process, the Private Safety Network (PSN) app is now FirstNet Verified and accessible via the FirstNet App Catalog.

PSN gives organizations, schools, municipalities and the people in them the ability to communicate in near real time. People can swiftly report what they see to on-site PSN user groups who can react immediately. Additionally, they can communicate with first responders, giving them complete, accurate, timely data directly from the site. Responders and administrators are able to send mass notifications, giving people fast, valuable information that can keep them safe.

Additionally, PSN provides room status, user locations, interfaces with safety hardware such as door locks, alarm and sprinkler systems, gunshot detectors and cameras. PSN also uses an algorithm to reduce message congestion.

FirstNet features an App Catalog geared to first responders, featuring more than 150 apps relevant to public safety's mission. This gives FirstNet subscribers a dedicated location to find meaningful new solutions that have been specifically reviewed for use with FirstNet services. Before any mobile solution can be added to the FirstNet App Catalog, it must pass stringent third-party tests for security, relevancy and data privacy.

"PSN in every pocket saves lives, whether in your schools, nursing homes, businesses, and all throughout your community," said PSN CEO Cynthia Goodenough Welch. "I am excited to align our vision inspired by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootings, with FirstNet, shaped by the vision of Congress and the first responder community following the 9/11 terrorist attacks."

Achieving a FirstNet Verified designation means PSN is a vetted and trusted solution for public safety, meeting FirstNet app requirements. Additionally, FirstNet subscribers will benefit from FirstNet reliability while using PSN.

"PSN will bring public safety additional capabilities to communicate with people onsite, providing a clear near real-time operating picture," said Scott Agnew, assistant vice president, product marketing FirstNet Program.

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