GABRIEL, an Israeli tech startup, has developed a unique response to the wave of tragic shootings, terrorism and lone-wolf attacks that threaten communities across America.
As Israel deals with the latest round of rocket attacks and violent protests, threats against U.S. Jewish communities are also on the rise. A recent spike in hate crime, physical attacks and anti-Israel activists have put Jewish communities on edge in recent weeks.
One Israeli startup has set out to address this problem and save lives with technology that helps you navigate an active-shooter situation and gives first responders improved tools to engage the threat and bring help, quickly.
Based in Israel, GABRIEL provides a technology solution that combines instant situational awareness, smart alerts, and a unified communication network. With plug-and-play installation and simple scalability, in a short amount of time GABRIEL can protect numerous communities and alert them of a live threat.
To address an urgent need, GABRIEL has offered a simplified version of its solution to communities at risk. Organizations that need protection can receive a 12-month license at no cost for the use of the unique software platform. This includes a digital panic button, mass notification, and real-time two-way communication with emergency teams.
Jewish communities across the United States have already deployed the full version of GABRIEL’s patented solution, including a smart sensor, command dashboard and mobile app. The robust platform provides integrated video, audio, gunshot detection, hot zone mapping, geofencing, robust communication and instant situational awareness for responders. Police feedback has been enthusiastic since it not only provides fast emergency alerts but also gives responders eyes, ears, and a voice on-site before entering a live situation.
The free version of GABRIEL is intended to allow rapid deployment in the face of immediate threats and limited resources. This limited time offer, as advertised at www.gabrielprotects.com, can be expanded to the full GABRIEL platform at any time, but can also save lives and critical time without the full suite offered by the startup.
GABRIEL’s founders say they are committed to making safety accessible, especially for communities with limited budgets and manpower. “We dedicated the early part of our careers to education, and know just how limited resources can be, and how vulnerable communities are today,” said co-founder and CEO Yoni Sherizen.
Jim Watson, GABRIEL’s vice president of commercialization notes that “Today’s attacks are happening in schools, community centers and public spaces with no advance warning. The average person needs access to technology that is smart enough to help, yet simple enough to operate with zero training and under extreme pressure. Our vision is where simplicity and technology meet.”
Nalani Daniel, a mother of four and GABRIEL’s director of customer success added: “Security is on the forefront of my mind—especially after the recent attacks on my local community. Unfortunately, we are facing unprecedented threats and need to take action to improve preparedness and response times. Thankfully the technology to help exists, and I see every day how GABRIEL is making the difference. Now we need to get it out there into the hands of those who need it most.”
An impressive group of leaders have backed GABRIEL, including former leadership of the Mossad, Shin Bet, FBI and CIA. Aaron Zucker, who invested at an early stage in GABRIEL and is a managing partner at Sapir Venture Partners, said: “GABRIEL’s proprietary technology will dramatically improve safety for vulnerable sites and institutions where traditional solutions have been ineffective or simply nonexistent. We believe in the team’s disruptive approach, which is now gaining excellent traction in the marketplace—democratizing personal security in the U.S. and beyond through Israeli-led technological innovation.”
GABRIEL is currently deployed in several U.S. states, expanding its reach in faith-based communities as well as corporate workplace settings. This summer, GABRIEL is expanding to an additional 40 locations and a further rollout is expected shortly thereafter.
“Sadly the demand for this technology is urgent,” said Sherizen. He’s concerned that it’s not a question of ‘if’ there will be another incident, but ‘when.’ However, he concluded on a positive note: “We’re honored to be building a solution that will help the next generation be prepared for anything that comes their way.”
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By Jewish Link Staff