The US Army is collaborating with public and personal safety technology company CloseWatch to use the crime reporting mobile app iWatch Army to help prevent terrorist attacks and mass shootings at American military bases in the country.
The system is set up in such a way that any tips are forwarded by the software to the appropriate military unit in less than 8 seconds, making it quicker than a regular 911 call. The app has its own notification system. The service is not intended to replace regular emergency services in any way, shape or form, but is instead intended to make it easier to prevent attacks and catch perpetrators.
Considering that the US Army has set up war bases all over the world, it requires the latest technology to protect its soldiers. This is exactly what the iWatch Army setup allows for.
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References: iwatcharmy.getiwatch & engadget