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Center for missing, exploited children launches child safety app

Safety Central app helps parents act quickly if child goes missing

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The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and EMCOR Group, Inc., announced Thursday the launch of Safety Central, a free child safety app available for Apple and Android devices.

The app is designed to help parents and guardians protect their families and act quickly should their child go missing.

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“Timing is critical when a child is missing and Safety Central lets parents provide the tools that law enforcement needs to start the search with just the touch of a button,” said John Walsh, NCMEC co-founder and host of CNN’s “The Hunt.” “This may be the most important App you’ll have on your device.”

Safety Central’s key features include:

  • Digital Child ID Kit - This feature allows users to save potentially lifesaving information about their children, including photos and digital fingerprint images, and reminds users when it’s time to update the photos.
  • Missing Children Search - This feature allows users to view posters of children missing in their area and make a report to NCMEC if they have any information.
  • NCMEC Updates - These updates allow users to stay connected with news, trends and safety tips from NCMEC.

Safety Central was developed by NCMEC and is sponsored by EMCOR Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 leader in mechanical and electrical construction, industrial and energy infrastructure and building services.
“EMCOR

Group, Inc, is proud to expand and continue its decade long partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children with the Safety Central App,” said Tony Guzzi, President and CEO, EMCOR Group, Inc. “We support NCMEC in its belief that this app has been designed to provide important tools to help parents and guardians protect their families and to act quickly should their child go missing.”

Users receive a welcome message from John Walsh and, among the many features, also have the ability to make a donation to NCMEC or buy NCMEC merchandise directly through the app.