SOURCE: F3 Technologies, Inc.

F3 Technologies, Inc.

December 21, 2010 09:15 ET

Interactive Defense Builds Momentum With New Client

Network Will Improve Communication Between Police and Citizens in Clarkston, Ga.

CLARKSTON, GA--(Marketwire - December 21, 2010) - Interactive Defense, LLC, announced that its online public-safety network is being launched by police in a second metro-Atlanta city, building momentum as police departments and citizens begin sharing crucial crime information in multiple communities.

The Clarkston Police Department will begin using the Interactive Defense System™ to give residents immediate notification of missing children and criminal suspects who pose a threat as well as important safety tips information to help residents prevent crime. Interactive Defense also allows Clarkston residents to securely share crime tips more directly with officers and with each other, request officer assistance, register valuables by serial number or other identifying feature, and notify officers when their homes will be vacant due to moves or vacation.

"Police and citizens have always relied on one another for current information about crime and public safety," Clarkston Police Chief Tony Scipio said. "And we want to make it as simple as possible to share that information. Using Interactive Defense reflects our commitment to transparency, cooperation and efficiency."

Interactive Defense, LLC, is a joint venture of F3 Technologies, Inc., (PINKSHEETS: FTCH) and NobleHeroes, Inc. The Interactive Defense System is a specialized version of F3's Interaction Community Systems networking solution for homeowners associations and other member groups. IDS is developed with extensive input from Atlanta-area police officers.

One IDS module, the Safety Center, allows police and residents to trade up-to-the-minute information on important safety issues.

A second, HeroSpace, is a professional network for firefighters, police officers and other municipal employees that will help improve departmental efficiency, improve collaboration within the city and promote a greener work environment by reducing the need for paper documents. Clarkston's IDS network will host videos of city council meetings where police and a wide range of other issues are discussed and decided.

Clarkston is the second city in Dekalb County where police have adopted IDS. In the first, Dunwoody, IDS has already played a role in the recent capture of two fugitives.

Police using IDS in one community can re-post notices that other police departments have posted on their own IDS networks, a particularly useful feature for police departments in such close proximity to one another.

"This vote of confidence by Chief Hastings and the Clarkston Police Department adds to IDS's credibility and helps us to advance our discussions with police departments in the Atlanta area and beyond," said Paul Campbell, president of Interactive Defense, LLC, and chief operating officer of F3 Technologies.

"New technologies sometimes help criminals find new ways to commit their crimes," said Jason Muenzer, managing director of Interactive Defense, LLC, and chief executive of NobleHeroes. "But IDS eliminates that edge by providing police and law-abiding citizens with an effective, technology-based crime-fighting tool."

Interactive Defense, LLC, donates a portion of its revenue to NobleHeroes Foundation, a nonprofit organization that assists employees who are injured or disabled while on duty in public safety.

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F3 Technologies is a software innovator that creates specialized social networks for groups ranging from homeowners associations to music fans. Its products include Interaction Community Systems (, Interactive Defense (, and FargoTube (, a platform for profitable online distribution of videos.

NobleHeroes is dedicated to providing new ideas, strategies and technology -- and a strong voice -- to employees in public safety. The company strives to raise mutual awareness in the public-safety workforce and the citizens of this great nation. Its nonprofit arm, the NobleHeroes Foundation, is at

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:

    Paul Campbell
    Interactive Defense, LLC
    (770) 521-8930