A Las Vegas-based online alert system called AlertID pulls information from law enforcement and public safety agencies for distribution to users at no cost through text or email, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Users can sign up at AlertID.com and designate the area where they want to be kept informed. The site updates every 15 minutes.
The services it provides are free to both law enforcement agencies and users. AlertID’s chief mission is not to make money, founder Keli Wilson said, but to make communities safer. “One of our goals is to help Las Vegas get off the most dangerous cities list,” she said. The company offers sponsorship programs for other businesses to advertise on the AlertID website and on mobile and tablet applications. Some 60,000 Nevadans have signed up for AlertID. The company plans to expand nationwide, working with sheriff’s offices, fire departments and other agencies to notify users of crimes or events that affect their quality of life: burglaries, fires and sex offenders’ registered locations among them.