Archive for November 4, 2010

The Interactive Defense System has been getting some great media coverage for following our October 5 announcement that the Dunwoody (Georgia) Police Department has installed it and invited residents to join. As you may know, IDS is a communications platform for citizens, cities and public-safety agencies. More than 1,200 Dunwoody residents have signed on to its IDS network, thanks in part to the TV reports.

Screen capture of CBS-Atlanta interviewing Dunwoody Police Chief Billy Grogan

CBS-Atlanta affiliate aired a segment on an afternoon broadcast in mid-October that focussed, somewhat strangely, on a resident’s concerns about giving her address to police. From what I understand, the station followed up at 6 p.m. or 11 p.m. with a more positive spin, which apparently answers the questions that the first broadcast set up.

We were especially thrilled at the two-minute segment that WSB-TV, Atlanta’s ABC affiliate, aired last week. It presented a fairly thorough summary of IDS’s functions and interviews with police officers and a Dunwoody resident who has been active on the system.

And 11 Alive, Atlanta’s NBC affiliate, aired its own report on Dunwoody Police and IDS last night at 11 p.m.–shorter than the others, but positive. It included a nice explanation of IDS’s Filing Cabinet feature.

A big thank-you to all three stations and to Dunwoody residents and police!

This post was updated with a link to 11 Alive’s report after the report aired.

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