Three Kiosk Zones

The latest version of the Pro-Tektor kiosk software opens up a whole new world of possibilities.  The Pro-Tektor kiosk is by default broken down into 3 zones.  Zone 1 is typically for missing people, current criminal activity, and asking the public for their help with ongoing and cold cases.  The middle zone is typically for PSA’s, weather, and emergency announcements.  And the bottom zone is used for posting wanted people and sex offenders/predators.

With the latest release of the software, agencies are able to move campaigns to other zones, letting the agency have more control over what campaigns run where.

Two Kiosk Zones

In addition to running campaigns in a 1/3 screen format each, agencies can post campaigns that will run in 2 zones at a time.  These campaigns can take up the top 2/3 or bottom 2/3 screen while a regular 1/3 campaign would be displayed on the remaining part of the screen.  2/3 screen campaigns scroll in from the side of the kiosk, this allows the agency to continue to use the 1/3 screen format for the entire screen and still run 2/3 screen campaigns at the same time.

One Kiosk Zone

For the agency that has a full screen message to get out, a full screen campaign can be uploaded to the kiosk as well.  These campaign scroll in from the side of the screen and can be run in conjunction with 1/3 and 2/3 screen campaigns.

Automatic Amber Alerts

These are automated from the Center for Missing and Exploited Children. When an Amber alert is issued which targets your zip code, that amber alert will automatically start displaying on your kiosk. The amber alert will take up two-thirds of the screen for 10 seconds at a time. It will rotate in and out of your screen along with the rest of the campaigns on your kiosk so it will get the message across while still allowing your content to be displayed.

Weather/Public Notifications

Agencies have the option to add weather to the middle zone of the kiosk. As this can use a considerable amount of bandwidth over a period of time, the administrator has the ability to turn this on and off based on their needs. The weather shows a five day forecast, current date and time.

Evacuation maps and other public notifications can be uploaded and run on the kiosk as well. These can be pre-loaded and available to run on a moment’s notice.

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Third Party Integration

The Community Pro-Tektor software has the ability to accept notifications from any third party application. This is not limited to applications with an API.  If you can register for notifications using a specified email address provided by The Community Pro-Tektor system, the software will accept the emails and convert them into announcements for display on the kiosks.

Social Media Integration

If your agency is like many others, you are entering data into several places each time you have information to get out to the public.  The Community Pro-Tektor Software will help make this task easier with it’s social media integration tools.  Create your campaign in our system and then select which additional avenues you want the information published to (Facebook, twitter, Etc) and it will be sent automatically to those services.  it will also allow an agency to import their latest Facebook posts directly into the control panel to be pushed out to the kiosks.

Kiosk Assignments

The backend website control panel gives the agency the ability to create groups for their kiosks.  Each kiosk can then be dropped into a group for campaign assignments.  Once campaigns are created they can be assigned to either a group containing kiosks or to specific kiosks.  This gives the agency the ability to target a campaign to a specific area or kiosk.

Secure communications

The Community Pro-Tektor kiosks talk to our secure server through a Verizon secure VPN Connection.  What this means in plain English is that your kiosk has a Verizon modem in it with an IP address that is not publically accessible through the internet.  The only possible way to communicate with the modem is through the VPN Router that is in our secure data center.

In the event Verizon is not available in your coverage area, other carrier options may be available.

24/7 Support

Other companies may tell you if your kiosk were to go down at 2am no one would notice. We give you a live tech support person to talk to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year.  Just like law enforcement, we are always just a call away.

Proprietary Software

The Community Pro-Tektor Kiosk Information System is not “off the shelf” software with limited capabilities.  Our software is written from the first line of code up.  If there is a specific functionality that your agency needs, our programmers can write that into the software for you.

Our kiosk software runs on the Linux operating system to add system stability to the kiosks.  This means less downtime and more public visibility.  Each kiosk can also be accessed remotely from our tech support team to trouble shoot issues and reduce the time your kiosk would be out of the field.

Networking with other agencies

When you have a wanted person who you believe has fled your jurisdiction, you are not limited by the ability to only post the information on your kiosks.  You also have the ability to take your campaign and with the press of a few buttons, share that campaign with other agencies outside your jurisdiction.  When you do this, your campaign is automatically uploaded to their web-based control panel and an alert is sent to their administrator(s).  The administrator is then given the option to accept or reject the campaign.  Once they select it, it is pushed out to their kiosks.  Once you take down the campaign it is automatically removed from every kiosk (yours and other agencies) where it is running and an email notification is sent to their administrator(s).

Campaign Statistics

Agencies are able to log in to their web portal and have campaign statistics at their fingertips.  The statistics will show how many wanted, public notifications, and missing people were posted by the agency as well as the disposition of each of these when the campaign was taken down.  See how many people were found, criminals captured, and people were identified in any given time frame.

Notifications

Whenever a new campaign is assigned to your agency’s web portal, a copy of the campaign is emailed automatically to users who are assigned to be notified.