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Free App That Helps To Protect Families Exceeds 500 Million Alerts
Updated February 2, 2016 7:18 AM
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(UNDATED) - When Keli Wilson, mother of three, started AlertID after the panic she experienced when she was separated from her children at a busy amusement park in 2009, she had no idea that 7 years later her brainchild would have sent more than 500 million safety alerts to members nationwide.

Since its inception, AlertID has helped to protect millions of families in every state in the country. AlertID offers its service and app at no cost and members everywhere have shared their personal stories using AlertID. This includes a single mother who learned by using AlertID that the elderly male neighbor who tried to befriend her 7-year-old son was a sex offender.

"AlertID is a powerful tool that every member of the family can use to give them the information they need to protect their families," says founder Keli Wilson, "Receiving alerts and connecting with neighbors to share information is essential in reducing crime in our neighborhoods."

Here's how it works: After signing up for AlertID at, members are able to view an interactive map that reveals crimes and sex offenders in their neighborhood. Members also receive alerts and information via email or mobile device for multiple locations such as their home, school, work or current location. Nationwide, members have the ability to receive up to date crime, sex offender, severe weather, earthquake and other alerts. AlertID is also a virtual neighborhood watch used to share photos and information regarding suspicious activity with neighbors and police. Lastly, AlertID offers an entire library of prevention tips.

About AlertID:

AlertID, the nationwide neighborhood safety network, is available for free online or on a smartphone and provides information needed to keep families safe. Millions of members in all 50 states and more than 30 countries are able to view an interactive map displaying crimes, sex offenders and neighbor posts in their selected neighborhoods.

Members can receive alerts and information for multiple locations such as their homes, schools or offices including law enforcement emergency alerts, crime and sex offender alerts, severe weather alerts, fire and earthquake alerts, a library of prevention tips and much more. Additionally, the app acts as a virtual neighborhood watch where members can share photos and information regarding suspicious activity with neighbors.

The AlertID mobile app is available for download on iTunes or the Android market. To sign up for a free AlertID account or for more information, please go to

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