When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are safe. Luke 11:21 (NIV)
There are many ways to be "armed". To be fully armed in the world today, you need to have access to others who can help protect you and a means of detecting and reporting the theft of your property. That is what the HelpAlert Program all began, and more specifically, the No Time For Crime Program to provide rapid detection, notification and response as fast as possible.
No Time For Crime is a part of the Safer Communities pogram to protect persons, places, and property. This program is based on a working partnership between law enforcement, those they serve, and Falcon Community Services acting as the facilitator and coordinator of the program.
The basic function of the No Time For Crime program is to provide rapid response by law enforcement utilizing advanced wireless technology to bypass telephone based alarm reporting systems, call centers, and even E911. No Time For Crime is an emergency detection and reporting system using either wireless call buttons for personal protection, or electronic sensors for property protection. This program in not meant to be a replacement for security alarm services, local dispatch centers or E911. To the contrary, ALL of the programs included in the No Time To Spare program (of which No Time For Crime is a part) are meant to be a SUPPLEMENT AND ENHANCEMENT to existing services.
No Time For Crime, is based on a direct link between persons or premises with law enforcement via connection to the VHF or UHF 2-way radios used by law enforcement. In the event of an emergency, a message is broadcast directly over all law enforcement 2-way radios in the area. The activation of a wireless call button or sensor linked to a device known as an HelpAlert initiates a call over law enforcement radios.
There are several versions of the No Time For Crime program. The basic HelpAlert system transmits emergency call messages over traditional VHF or UHF radios. In larger metropolitan areas, another type of radio system known as 800 MHz is used. Law Direct is not directly compatible with these systems. There are several ways to address this issue. One solution is to install a device known as a "Bridge" which receives incoming VHF or UHF messages, connects the received signal to an 800 MHz transmitter and directs the message to an 800 MHz radio.
A second alternative involves sending messages to cell phones as text or voice messages directly from HelpAlert devices. Selection of the best alternative will vary depending on local situations. Part of our job is to assist those we serve in making the best choice. For now, the main point is that the cost of the infrastructure required to support direct calls to law enforcement will depend on local conditions.
In some cases, the first responders may be other people in the area. We have a direct notification program, known as Neighbor Net, that does NOT initially require direct law enforcement participation. To learn more about the products and services associated with the Neighbor Net Program, click here.
You will know that your tent is secure; you will take stock of your property and find nothing missing. Job 5:24