SOURCE: SecureAlert, Inc.

SecureAlert, Inc.

August 23, 2010 13:36 ET

SecureAlert, Inc. Sponsors "Ride for Their Lives" August 21, 2010 Through September 22, 2010

SANDY, UT--(Marketwire - August 23, 2010) -  SecureAlert Inc. (OTCBB: SCRA), a national leader in offender intervention and tracking technologies utilized by public safety agencies throughout the United States and internationally, has joined as a sponsor of Surviving Parents Coalition's (SPC) "Ride for Their Lives", where co-organizers, Ed Smart of Salt Lake City, Utah and Ahmad Rivazfar of Rochester, New York, will ride across the United States on bicycles with other volunteer riders. The purpose of the ride is to raise public awareness and funding to assist in stopping predatory crimes against children and young adults through the passage of new legislation and the enforcement of current laws already enacted. 

The SPC is a non-profit organization, described by members as "an organization that no one wants to be a member of." Members are comprised of parents whose children have been abducted, sexually assaulted, murdered, recovered or are still missing. Many of their cases have made national headlines. 

The four primary legislative issues that the SPC is focusing on are: 1) DNA collection on felony arrest which would require offenders arrested for a felony to provide a DNA sample; 2) Protect our Children Act of 2008 which would provide more resources for the investigation and interdiction of child exploitation cases; 3) The Adam Walsh Act which sets minimum standards for national sex offender registration and notification, as well as provides for GPS tracking of sexual predators; 4) Not ONE More Child, which is a child safety education initiative that educates children to recognize, avoid, resist, and escape dangerous situations. 

"SecureAlert is privileged to be the exclusive electronic monitoring sponsor of the Ride for Their Lives event and to be able to support the Surviving Parents Coalition in a continued effort to bring much needed attention to this cause on behalf of the safety of all children across America," said John L. Hastings III, President and Chief Operating Officer of SecureAlert, Inc. "SecureAlert will continue to support Ed Smart's and the SPC's ongoing efforts to create awareness of these issues and to advocate for necessary legislation, which provide for greater public safety, as it relates to the re-entry of sexual offenders back into society," added Mr. Hastings. He concluded that "legislation, education, registration, DNA collection and intervention monitoring all together provide a robust portfolio of tools and technologies necessary to aid in the reduction of sexual predatory crimes throughout the United States." 

Real-time and intervention-driven GPS Offender Tracking technology, such as that provided by SecureAlert, is one such tool specifically supported by legislation. At least 39 states have enacted GPS or electronic monitoring provisions specific to sex offenders. However, even in states where legislation exists, oftentimes the GPS monitoring implementation is not the right type and falls short, or the agencies involved do not have sufficient resources to properly monitor offenders, as required. In some cases, sexual offenders are placed on "passive" monitoring, whereby infractions such as entering exclusion zones, including parks or school grounds, are not reported until long after they have been violated, and potentially after another crime has already been committed. In other cases, the infraction information gets to officers in a timelier manner, but due to budget cuts and other constraints, the assigned officers are backlogged with multiple priorities and large caseloads, preventing them from responding as efficiently as they would like to respond. In contrast, SecureAlert's TrackerPAL II(e) technology, enables SecureAlert's Intervention Monitoring Specialists to augment officers' efforts and to act as the first line of response when monitoring compliance violation alarms occur. This occurs on a real-time basis, increasing the chance of stopping an offender and changing the outcome of a situation, while they are in the act of violating, either intercepting them with law enforcement or altering their behavior by dissuading them from progressing prior to crime escalation. 

To demonstrate how real-time GPS Offender Tracking is a viable and critical tool in enforcing current or pending legislation, Ed Smart will be wearing the TrackerPAL II(e) Offender Tracking Device (OTD) throughout the ride so that supporters may view how GPS Offender Tracking can track the 24/7 whereabouts of offenders. Ed Smart's progress through the ride may be found at the following Facebook™ link: http://apps.facebook.com/securealert/. For more information regarding Ride for Their Lives cross-country bike ride, please visit: http://www.ridefortheirlives.com For more information and/or to support the Surviving Parents Coalition, please visit: www.spcoalition.org  

About SecureAlert

SecureAlert (website at www.securealert.com) is a leading edge, patented monitoring, case management and advanced communications Technology Company with a portfolio of services widely utilized by law enforcement agencies, judicial districts and county jurisdictions across the United States, and growing globally. Through its SecureAlert Monitoring, Inc. subsidiary, SecureAlert observes and tracks offenders wherever they may be -- in their car, home or office. SecureAlert offers the only single-piece device which incorporates GPS tracking technology, 90 decibel alarm along with a 3-way voice, text and data communications, all of which interacts with real time intervention monitoring services, which is unrivaled in the industry. The SecureAlert programs allow probationers and paroled offenders to re-enter society by holding them accountable 24 hours a day, every day, supporting rehabilitation initiatives and providing for enhanced public safety, while reducing the overall burdens and costs carried by the criminal justice and corrections systems.

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