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POM featured on Jean Shin’s Mobile Interactions Now podcast

POM featured on Jean Shin’s Mobile Interactions Now podcast

Our co-founder Lukas Lampe appeared on Jean Shin’s Mobile Interactions Now podcast. Jean’s podcast interviews technology leaders about building mobile experiences and sharing their first-hand experience on how to make them work. 

Lukas discussed the story about how POM started, describes POMs current and future growth and the technology that enables POM to be a small, discrete personal safety device for students, realtors, nurses and anyone who may experience uncomfortable situations in their lives. 

Listen here to the podcast.

Download the transcripts of Lukas on the Mobile Interactions Now Podcast: Part 1 & Part 2.

POM Featured in Crains New York

POM Featured in Crains New York

Earlier this month, Crains New York reported on POM’s partnership with Visiting Nurse Services Westchester. Headed by CEO Timothy Leddy, VNS Westchester was the very first home health service to use our device. The pilot program we implemented there led VNS Westchester to make the POM available to its entire field-based staff (more than 200 individuals). In addition, the company is currently working on offering it as an employee benefit to non-field-based workers and family members. We’re incredibly proud of the work we’re doing together with VNS Westchester, and can’t wait for this new chapter to unfold.

Click through the Crains link to read the full story or get the pdf here.

What Is Rapid Response?

What Is Rapid Response?

With the POM, it’s easy to connect to safety–three taps and help is on the way. But where does that help come from? For campuses, it’s typically that institution’s security team. If you’re a POM Personal user, however, we’re proud to share that we’ve partnered with Rapid Response, an industry-leading 24/7 emergency dispatch center. 
Rapid Response has a 25-year track record of excellence and employs over 550 professionals in their self-sustaining, high-network security facilities in Syracuse, NY and Corona, CA. The company is the recipient of numerous awards, including the TMA Central Station of the Year, which cited its three-pronged “people, training, and technology approach.” Its technology and growth were also recently recognized by the New York State Governor’s Office.
For POM, the company acts as a 24/7 emergency call center. This means that when a POM user triple taps their device, a Rapid Response dispatcher receives the call and can talk to you directly through the POM. 
The dispatcher will not only be able to see your location and profile information, but they can also track your movements to help ensure the right help gets to exactly where you are in real time. If you’re able to speak to the dispatcher, you can specify what help you need (police, ambulance, or firefighters). If you’re in a situation where you can’t talk freely, a police dispatch will be sent. In this way, peace of mind is truly something anyone can put in their pocket.

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POM featured on Jean Shin’s Mobile Interactions Now podcast

Our co-founder Lukas Lampe appeared on Jean Shin’s Mobile Interactions Now podcast. Jean’s podcast interviews technology leaders about building mobile experiences and sharing their first-hand experience on how to make them work.  Lukas discussed the story about how...

POM Featured in Crains New York

Earlier this month, Crains New York reported on POM's partnership with Visiting Nurse Services Westchester. Headed by CEO Timothy Leddy, VNS Westchester was the very first home health service to use our device. The pilot program we implemented there led VNS...

What Is Rapid Response?

With the POM, it’s easy to connect to safety–three taps and help is on the way. But where does that help come from? For campuses, it’s typically that institution’s security team. If you’re a POM Personal user, however, we’re proud to share that we’ve partnered with...

Case Study: Creighton University

Like many college campuses, Creighton University in Omaha, NE has over 30 blue light emergency phones across its campus. However, these phones hadn’t been used for a legitimate emergency call in over a decade. This technology is dated and costly to maintain. It also...

POM Safe Profile: Sage University Student Alexandria Iglesia

Thousands of students in the US rely on POM for safety. One of them is Alexandria Iglesia, a sophomore at Sage University. Read on for exactly why she’s headed back to school with the POM. What's your favorite POM feature?  My favorite POM feature is being able...

POM Safe Profile: Realtor Darren Klein

A licensed agent for eXP Realty in Montclair New Jersey, Darren Klein’s decade in the business has taught him a thing or two about staying safe. We caught up with him and got his 411 on meeting new people safely on the job.  How did you get into real estate? I’ve been...

Introducing POM Personal

Over the past four years we’ve been on a mission to provide a smarter, more effective way to put safety at the touch of a button. Until last year, we were exclusively focused on providing thousands of POM devices to college campuses and hospital systems. But in light...

IAHSS Conference 2019

The POM team had a great few days at the IAHSS conference in Orlando this week, and we wanted to share our biggest highlights and takeaways. It was a high-quality group of speakers, exhibitors, and attendees...

POM Update

We have been changing a few things around here and are getting ready for some big changes. More recently, if you haven't noticed, we've changed from POMCO to POM Safe. We are in the process of making some updates to the site and POM so stay tuned! The POM Team

Case Study: Creighton University

Case Study: Creighton University

Like many college campuses, Creighton University in Omaha, NE has over 30 blue light emergency phones across its campus. However, these phones hadn’t been used for a legitimate emergency call in over a decade. This technology is dated and costly to maintain. It also provides no assistance when students travel off-campus.

Creighton’s Senior Director of Public Safety, Michael D. Reiner, recognized this and sought to enhance the sense of safety on campus by making it easier for community members to reach help and improve the sense of security on campus. 

 

Reiner was uninterested in app-only solutions for numerous reasons. He felt that an expensive smartphone could distract students from ambient dangers as well as attract unwanted attention. In addition, the cold winters in Nebraska make operating a touch screen based panic button difficult with gloves. The phone would also have to be unlocked, and at-the-ready in the student’s hand, for an app based alert to be initiated quickly. 

 

Instead, Reiner chose the POM, which he felt was easier to operate and had features that dovetailed well with a higher education environment. After a series of tests that included 37 alerts (three of which were sent from basement settings with poor signal), all of which returned a location accuracy of 13 feet or less, Reiner, along with leaders from Student Life, Public Safety, Student Government, and Admissions made an enthusiastic and unanimous decision to implement POM on campus. 

 

As of spring 2019, over 2,250 POMs have been distributed at Creighton, primarily to undergraduate residential students. Creighton Public Safety has already received a total of 700 alerts and resolved two critical situations, an assault/attempted murder and a medical emergency. Subsequent user surveys show that 84% of Creighton’s students carry the POM regularly and 72% report feeling safer carrying the POM. Creighton University considers POM a great success, allowing users to quickly request emergency assistance and providing them with an increased level of security.

 

Download the Case Study to learn more about how POM made Creighton safer.

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Introducing POM Personal

Introducing POM Personal

Over the past four years we’ve been on a mission to provide a smarter, more effective way to put safety at the touch of a button.

Until last year, we were exclusively focused on providing thousands of POM devices to college campuses and hospital systems. But in light of strong demand, we’re now making it available to the consumer market to give everyone an extra layer of protection.

For us, this mission is personal. In 2012, we lost a dear friend to a random act of violence, a tragedy that may have been avoided if they had fast, accurate, and discreet access to emergency responders.

POM Personal is equipped with all the key features that have made the POM an essential device among students and healthcare workers. Available on both monthly and yearly plans, it requires no setup beyond activation and an app download. From there, direct path to emergency help is just a tap away.

We’re incredibly excited about this new chapter, and look forward to providing you with an additional layer of safety through the POM, and to spreading some peace of mind together.

POM Update

POM Update

We have been changing a few things around here and are getting ready for some big changes. More recently, if you haven’t noticed, we’ve changed from POMCO to POM Safe. We are in the process of making some updates to the site and POM so stay tuned!

The POM Team