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December 24, 2013


Emergency Alert Buttons on Shrimp Farms and Transport Boats


In late December 2014, shrimp associations in El Oro Province met with police authorities and managers of ECU–911, a private security company, to discuss emergency alert buttons to prevent thievery at farms and pirate attacks at sea.  To use the system, participants must register with a database that immediately alerts community police units and ECU–911 when a crime is taking place.


Source: FIS United States.  Panic Buttons to Prove Safer to Shrimpers.  Analia Murias (  December 21, 2013.

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