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App Uses Voice Commands to Video Record Emergency Situations in Classrooms

The app, Covert Alert, uses voice-activated phrases to send the user’s exact location to five contacts and begins a live audio recording of what’s going on around you

In Indiana, an app has been developed that will start live audio recording at the command of the user’s voice.

The app, Covert Alert, uses voice-activated phrases to send the user’s exact location to five contacts and begins a live audio recording of what’s going on around you, reported Fox 59.

Since it is voice activated, it will still begin recording regardless if an attacker takes away the phone. However, the app must be on in the background for it to work. If users have an iPhone, they can tell Siri to activate the app if it is not open already, reported the outlet.

The company is also working on a product called C3VLAR360, which is ideal for classrooms.

A teacher's voice command starts a video and audio recording that sends the live stream to law enforcement in real-time. In the event of an emergency, first responders would have a view on the scene and know the exact room it's happening in.

"While everyone is running out, law enforcement is running in. That's our job," Cook said to Fox 59.

Bracken says at least one sheriff's department in central Indiana is talking with them about potentially putting the C3VLAR360 in all classrooms in the county.

The Covert Alert app for students would also play a factor in bullying cases, with students able to secretly record the conversation without the bullies knowing. That recording can be played by school administrators.

Covert Alert can be downloaded now.

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