The SEPTA Transit Watch App has incident-reporting features that allow SEPTA riders to discreetly share safety & security tips with SEPTA Transit Police in less than 20 seconds. And it's FREE to download. Watch this video!
Public transit agencies face the challenging task of protecting their riders, employees, and property. In response, these organizations are now utilizing the highly valuable information source known as crowd-sourced reporting – with smartphones everywhere, getting real-time, incoming information from riders makes a critical difference for responding personnel.
The Transit Watch App was developed by ELERTS Corporation - the leading provider of See Something Say Something mobile apps for transit agencies.
The SEPTA Transit Watch app is available as a free download on both the App Store and Google Play. The app’s features include:
♦ Incident reporting - Including photo/video, a description of what is being observed, and the GPS location of the problem.
♦ Discretion - Riders may choose to send reports anonymously and a rider’s smartphone flash is automatically turned off when taking a photo.
♦ Two-way communication – SEPTA Police dispatcher may ask questions or provide instructions to the rider.
♦ BOLO alerts – “Be On the Look Out” messages may be sent to riders, regarding a person of interest being sought, such as a missing person or a criminal suspect.
SEPTA Transit Watch is not just for customers with smartphones. Those with old-style flip phones can use “Text A Tip,” which allows them to reach SEPTA Transit Police with a simple text message to (215) 234-1911.
SEPTA Transit Watch also furthers the Authority’s commitment to accessibility. The app provides a new way for the deaf and hard of hearing community to communicate with SEPTA Police. Additionally, the app includes visually-impaired functionality.
Downloading the SEPTA Transit Watch App is easy. Go to the App Store or Google Play and search SEPTA Transit Watch or click on these links:
ELERTS develops best-in-class emergency communication software, empowered by community-sourced reporting of safety and security concerns. The company is the leading provider to transit agencies for See Something Say Something apps. ELERTS cloud-based approach leverages smartphone technologies to provide robust, bidirectional communication between multiple parties. ELERTS mobile technology integrates with video surveillance, access control and mass-notification systems to provide actionable information for first responders.