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Amika Mobile Launches Amika Panic Amika I-am-OK Mobile Apps on iTunes

April 24, 2015
By Amika Mobile Corporation

The Amika Panic and Amika I-am-OK mobile personal safety apps are available on iTunes. The four apps, two for enterprise and two for personal use, allow mobile users to issue a panic alert from almost anywhere, sending their location and status in a major disaster or emergency situation or just indicating when they arrive safely at their destination.

Amika Panic enterprise is a mobile panic app for Smartphones addressing personal emergency communications, either with an organization’s security team, between family and friends, and/or in mixed personal and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) work environments. According to Gartner analysts, 50 per cent of enterprises will be supporting BYOD by 2017. Amika Panic Enterprise and Amika I-am-OK Enterprise work in conjunction with the Amika Mobility Server (AMS), which provides complete critical and emergency communications and control enabling situational awareness, information sharing, rapid alert/response across all devices and networks and control through advanced integration with physical security to issue or trigger lockdowns on demand. Security teams can set up profiles for staff, identifying who is alerted on panic initiation based on each sender’s organizational role and location.

For personal-app users, Amika Panic Personal provides an easy and quick way to alert friends and loved ones when help is needed. Amika I-am-OK Personal alerts them that you are in no danger. With a click of a button, your message and location are sent immediately to your select contacts.

“The release of Amika Panic and Amika I-am-OK on the iPhone and earlier for Android are key milestones for Amika Mobile,” said Amika Mobile CEO Dr. Sue Abu-Hakima. “In a world where travelers are kidnapped, female students are attacked on campus or people just want peace of mind, these applications make a lot of sense, as they not only deliver the panic or I-am-OK indication, they also provide the location to the security teams and loved ones.”

The public safety and security market is growing from USD$305 billion in 2011 to USD$546 billion in 2022, according to Homeland Security Research Corp. in Washington, DC. Amika Panic, in conjunction with AMS, fits into this market, which includes communication systems and devices and mass notification.

Amika Panic and Amika I-am-OK can be downloaded off iTunes. They can also be purchased with AMS, by contacting Amika Mobile or one of its many partners listed at www.amikamobile.com. Amika Panic and Amika I-am-OK for Android were highly reviewed as ASIS Accolades products with Amika Situation Commander for an ASIS People’s Choice Award at ASIS 2014.

Demonstrations of AMS, event alert/response, Amika Situation Commander critical and emergency capabilities and Amika Panic and Amika I-am-OK mobile apps were showcased at the Security Industry Association’s trade show, ISC West 2015, from April 15-17 in Las Vegas, and will also be at ASIS 2015 in Anaheim, California.

Amika Mobile Corporation is a privately held company based in Ottawa, specializing in critical and emergency communication and control. It has won 16 awards and sells products through partners.

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