FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Don Ferguson
Phone: (213) 284-1480
July 24, 2012
US Department of State Issues “WORLDWIDE CAUTION” Impacting 149 Million Americans
An estimated 149,359,051 Americans hold passports and can travel internationally. More than 5 million Americans live and work abroad. In the first four months of 2012, more than 17 million United States citizens traveled abroad or more than 4,000,000 travelers per month.
Most recently and in light of the “WORLDWIDE CAUTION” issued by the United States Department of State, citizens traveling abroad require the most advanced personal safety service and technology developed by MobileTREC’s team of safety and technology specialists.
Without MobileTREC’s service, the United States not only lacks in providing protection of its citizens domestically, but the United States Government is also leaving citizens extremely vulnerable when they travel internationally.
And Liberty for All
Only by deploying MobileTREC’s patented technology across all United States embassies can the United States be in adherence to the United States Code, Sec. 1731 wherein it clearly states that “All naturalized citizens of the United States while in foreign countries are entitled to and shall receive from this Government the same protection of persons and property which is accorded to native-born citizens.”
MobileTREC continues to alert all United States embassies that MobileTREC subscribers are protected with this technology when traveling abroad and the embassy will be notified in case of emergency and the subscriber’s electronic safety profile will be electronically delivered to the embassy at the moment a United States citizen needs help outside our homeland.
Furthermore, MobileTREC has expanded its mission to protect United States citizens by notifying all foreign countries across the globe that MobileTREC is available for immediate country-wide implementation and seamless integration with their existing public safety systems and protocols.
The First Safety Network, In Real-time for Real Emergencies
Citizens, whether located domestically or worldwide (equipped with MobileTREC’s service and technology), can be helped no matter where they are or what the circumstance. When the Panic Button is pressed, it triggers a response whereby MobileTREC’s 24/7 Emergency Response Center is immediately called into action and automatically connected on a live call with the citizen needing help. Family and friends who form the citizen’s Safety Network are also automatically and immediately connected, through MobileTREC’s secure servers, smoothly and without any international dialing considerations.
In the United States, when in an emergency which threatens property, or more significantly life, MobileTREC’s Emergency Response Center will route the incident to the nearest 9-1-1 emergency responders utilizing patent pending routing and information delivery technology. When traveling outside the United States citizens be connected to local emergency responders via the local embassy. This is a great advantage in an emergency situation because citizens are pre-armed and prepared with MobileTREC’s mobile emergency response protocols before entering a foreign country and they don’t have to be fluent in the local language or familiar with foreign emergency protocol.
MobileTREC’s Standardized International Emergency Response Protocol ensures that your embassy has all the data to respond to your needs and can pass it on to the local emergency responders. This means your embassy sees your Safety Profile composed of GPS location, picture, contact information, and medical information. With our connectivity and provisioning of complete information, there is no need for you to be concerned with “who to call” or “what to say” in either domestic or international emergency situations.
What follows is the WORLDWIDE CAUTION issued by the United States Department of State. MobileTREC exists to keep citizens safe regardless whether they are located in homeland or abroad.
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United States Department of State
July 18, 2012
The Department of State has issued this Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated January 24, 2012, to provide updated information on security threats and terrorist activities worldwide.
The Department of State remains concerned about the continued threat of terrorist attacks, demonstrations, and other violent actions against U.S. citizens and interests overseas. Current information suggests that al-Qaida, its affiliated organizations, and other terrorist organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks against U.S. interests in multiple regions, including Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics including suicide operations, assassinations, kidnappings, hijackings, and bombings.
Extremists may elect to use conventional or non-conventional weapons, and target both official and private interests. Examples of such targets include high-profile sporting events, residential areas, business offices, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, schools, public areas, and other tourist destinations both in the United States and abroad where U.S. citizens gather in large numbers, including during holidays.
U.S. citizens are reminded of the potential for terrorists to attack public transportation systems and other tourist infrastructure. Extremists have targeted and attempted attacks on subway and rail systems, aviation, and maritime services. In the past, these types of attacks have occurred in cities such as Moscow, London, Madrid, Glasgow, and New York City.
The complete article is available at this link on the travel.state.gov website.
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It is clear that as global citizens living in our global economy we must take back control of our world and not live in fear, terror, or apathy any longer. With MobileTREC’s technology we get help when and where we need it, with the simple push of a button. We are empowered to help each other at the moment that help is needed, no matter where in the world we live or where we may be traveling.
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