Layers & Legends is prepared to benefit from this growth curve.
Dispatcher: “ 9-1-1 What’s your emergency? ”
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission Report
Valentines Day 2018, 17 students and staff were fatally shot, and 17 wounded at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Florida.
Findings: Incident Command and Control
A coordinated response is necessary when there are multiple agencies and personnel responding to any incident, especially an active assailant incident. It is essential that there be effective command and control and that requires a single designated person—who is clearly identified—serving as the incident commander. It is essential that the incident commander direct the effort and serve as the final decision-maker.
Different law enforcement agencies using different CAD systems within the same county creates information silos and barriers to sharing emergency information as well as delaying responses to emergency calls.
Law enforcement agencies should be required to have communications interoperability with all other law enforcement agencies in their county.
note: The same communication problems happened during the Ft. Lauderdale Airport shooting in January 2017.
Pulse, Orlando, Florida
In the early morning hours of June 12, 2016, between 2:02 a.m. and 5:15 a.m. a lone terrorist killed 49 people and wounded 58 others in an attack on the Pulse nightclub, in Orlando, Florida. More than 300 people were inside the club when the gunman opened fire.
Finding: Better communication and coordination at the command level between police and fire-EMS is essential beforehand to ensure a smooth integration of assets during a critical event.
Route 91 Harvest Festival, Las Vegas, Nevada
On October 1, 2017, a lone gunman opened fire on a crowd of more than 22,000 attending the Route 91 Harvest music festival killing 59 people and injuring at least 527 in the deadliest terrorist attack in the United States in modern U.S. history. Gunman was located on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, a high-rise hotel overlooking the venue.
Finding: In order to be fully prepared for any act of mass violence, all local agencies (law enforcement, fire, EMS and dispatch) must create trusted relationships between one another. Together they must establish what a comprehensive, integrated response and recovery plan looks like in their jurisdiction. They need to discuss details about establishing unified command and determine cross-disciplinary training schedules.
The reality is - we are inundated with news of great loss and tragedy on a daily basis. Whether man-made or natural - the need for our technology has never been greater.
The first responder community has been confronted with a myriad of communication system failures under conditions for which the systems were never designed. In addition, vast amounts of critical information must be maintained and updated to reduce mistakes and streamline processes. Data retrieval becomes even more pronounced when we need to share our resources with responding agencies. No matter how familiar you are with a building - when an incident takes place, those responding to an emergency situation need current and accurate data - and they need it immediately.
There are many geographic information system (GIS) mapping companies providing various uses for their technologies. However, the lack of intelligent communication, up-to-date and shareable information, and situational awareness to address emergency response times by law enforcement, fire, EMS, and others, in natural and man-made disasters, still exists.
Prohibitive costs for intelligent technologies, complex software, and unadaptable interoperability with existing technologies are other challenges. There is a need for a collaboration between government and the private sector for smart technology solutions and other support services to achieve public safety.
Smart Technology meets Public Safety
The Layers & Legends platform integrates with a wide range of technologies on the market to address public safety - e.g., door access controls, metal detectors, video surveillance, gunshot and motion detection systems, and biometrics (facial recognition) - however, these assets have not been as effective as they could be in emergency situations because there was no way to visualize and track all these assets together under one “common operating picture” - until now.
When an incident takes place, an alarm is triggered. The map will automatically identify which assets are breached and display the location and any specific information the alarm is sending.
Layers & Legends technologies provide responding agencies with the ability to rapidly identify and share active threats and hazards, i.e., active shooter, fire, hazardous materials - en route and at the scene, and coordinate resources for better incident command and control of the event.
Layers & Legends Technologies - Emergency and Management Solutions
Layers & Legends’ digitizes critical in-building information collected before and during an event. The platform gives property owners and management a secure way to communicate and share accurate information with administrators, maintenance personnel, utility companies, local and state fire and police, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the ability for 1st responders to communicate and share information with one another - for a unified command and control.
Layers & Legends’ state-of-the-art interactive map-based interface provides emergency responders with a cost effective, near real-time, location-specific situational awareness - to better enhance response times to man-made and natural disasters. This maximizes response efforts – and most importantly, helps save lives and minimize property damage.
Layers & Legends is raising up to $240,000 to fund our expanding operations and growth plans. Layers & Legends initially raised $340,000 from friends and family, March 1, 2021 – November 30, 2021. The total number of shares issued to investors was 90,000. The current Reg CF offering is 40,000 shares at $6 a share for 30 percent ownership. This offering will end on May 12, 2022.
Use of Funds
• The hiring of a National Sales Director with extensive background in sales management and sales growth of software technology companies
• Establishing reseller networks and sales personnel
• Marketing, (e.g., trade shows, trade publications, social media ads, media outlets, agency fees and public relations)
• Training and support services
• The filing of patent protection for B2B and B2C applications
• Hiring of engineering consultants
North America dominates the smart cities global market in terms of revenue.
Emergency and disaster data management solutions register as one of the highest areas of growth in the public safety and security market.
Schools K - 12
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Innovative Technology for Safer Schools
Why Schools 1st?
It’s been over two decades since the Columbine shooting, and nine years since twenty 1st grade children - ages six and seven - and six adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary. In 2007, the deadliest school shooting in history took place at Virginia Tech killing 32 students and faculty members and wounding 17 more. Valentines Day 2018, 17 students and staff were killed, and 17 injured at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Florida. Recently, Oxford High School, Oxford, Michigan shooting, 4 died and 7 injured.
Threats, and incidents of violence in American schools have become more frequent and severe. In 2021, there were at least 202 incidents of gunfire on school grounds, resulting in 49 deaths and 126 injuries nationally. It is vital that we provide our children with a safe learning environment.
More than 900 education decision-makers from across the world -- as far away as Canada and Sweden attended the National School Safety Conference in Orlando, Florida. Over 100 vendors showed off their latest school safety enhancements designed to protect students. Layers & Legends technologies was highlighted as one of the top 10 security technologies that captured the attention of attendees at the trade show.
Layers & Legends foresees a tremendous sales opportunity with recurring revenues - short and long term - through Software Licenses ie., Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), professional services and annual maintenance contracts. Layers & Legends technologies can interface with Artificial Intelligence (AI) through the Internet of Things (IoT).
The technology is currently being used in four cities in Massachusetts, and one city in Virginia, and four school districts in New York, and one school district in Indiana.
The Layers & Legends emergency enhanced geographic information system is designed to heighten the security of all critical infrastructures.
• Public and Private Schools K-12, Colleges, Universities and Campuses
• Houses of Worship
• Hospitals and Nursing homes
• Government buildings, Courthouses, Military installations, Correctional facilities
• Corporate / Private sectors - Commercial campuses, High-rise buildings, Hotels
• Air and Sea ports, Concert venues, Sports arenas and stadiums
“We have effectively been utilizing GEOcommand for approximately 3 years. After the expected initial learning curve, the program offers the opportunity and availability to continually add information and data. GEOcommand is used on a daily basis to not only locate properties, but share vital information pertaining to, the identified property, such as cross streets, fire hydrants, entries and exits to buildings, handicap household, hazardous materials and contact information. All critical bits of knowledge the responder should be advised of prior to arrival.” - Peter J. Cullen, Fire Captain
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The company’s engineering personnel have spent 12+ years on research and development - consulting with, and employing, police and fire experts in order to fully understand the technological applications needed for responding agencies. Today, we have proven scalable technologies utilized by various school districts and cities. We have deployed a number of versions of the technology based upon the custom needs of first responders and the evolution of geographic information software for in-building intelligence. To date, the company has invested $8.8 million into the research and development and proof of concept / pilot programs.
“This technical innovation is exemplified in products and services offered by Layers & Legends. These offerings represent a unique GIS mapping interface and data-sharing technology, which conveys situational awareness to facility administrators and first responders under time-critical conditions, with clarity and simplicity for all end-users. The technology provides for efficient/cost-effective integration of (otherwise disjointed) information related to facility assets/resources, and affords end-users an ease of use (with flexibility for future facility changes in a seamless manner). Furthermore, the technology is easily adaptable for deployment within many industries/facility venues.” - Robert Phillips, NC Design Engineer (Instrumentation & Controls/Electrical Systems for Power/Telecommunication Industries) - Investor
- April 2007, the company demonstrated a unique emergency response solution that incorporated an advanced mobile Geographic Information System (GIS) and interoperable two-way data communications for the United States Department of Homeland Security, Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Alabama.
- In 2009, by invitation of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and lead contractor Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Mr. Koenigsberg participated in a panel discussion at the World Forum, The Hague, Netherlands, to speak about the importance of data sharing between the European Union and the United States in our fight against global terrorism.
- Cheyenne Legends, Inc., d/b/a Layers & Legends, entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement with GEOcommand, Inc., a research and development company, in March 2021, to market, sell and acquire the complete suite of Geographic Information System (GIS) solutions.
Stock Day Media
Layers & Legends is featured on The Stock Day Podcast, currently airing on Apple News and iHeart Radio. Listen to the podcast (12:42) here.
Lynne Koenigsberg President / CEO
A twenty-six year career in advertising, marketing and sales for a multitude of products and services – Lynne lends her marketing expertise to a technology designed to be shared with first responders.
Karen Robinson Watson CFO
Karen Watson brings over 20 years of experience in accounting and tax law to small and medium size businesses. She is licensed to represent clients at state and federal level in all 50 states by the Internal Revenue Service. A former Project Accountant that oversaw multi-billion-dollar projects
Albert Koenigsberg COO Layers & Legends, Inc.
A Vision - In 1999, Albert Koenigsberg made a personal investment in a technology used in the public safety arena. This technology was provided to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The Port Authority Police utilized this software at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Thirty-seven members of the Port Authority Police Department were at their desks when the World Trade Center came crumbling down. They, and so many others, made the ultimate sacrifice. That day, and many days to follow were emotionally charged for Americans - and that’s when Mr. Koenigsberg made a decision to dedicate his life’s mission to finding a solution for the safety and security of people and places.
Paul Sexauer National Director of Sales and Marketing
Mr. Sexauer has successfully spent his Sales & Marketing career in the technology field – software, hardware and professional services - for more than 25 years. Paul has extensive global experience in sales and marketing of advanced technologies for publicly traded and pre-IPO companies – large and small - to both public and private market sectors. Paul’s credits include a BS in Mathematics and minors in Computer Science and Physics. His most recent experiences are in the system areas of sensor technologies, virtualization, edge computing, IoT/IIoT and AIOps, across a myriad of vertical markets.
Michele LaRocque Director of Marketing - Schools K-12, Colleges and Universities
Michele has 30 years of experience in Higher Education undergraduate recruitment and campus event planning. She has worked within the secondary school and community college environments throughout her career and therefore has a strong appreciation for the creation of safe and productive learning environments.
Mark A. Jones CTO Principal Engineer / Inventor
Mark Jones brings over 18 years of experience in software engineering and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) development to the forefront of Layers and Legend’s product offerings. Mr. Jones worked for The Boeing Company as a Software Systems Engineer with an emphasis on requirements definition and systems integration. An early opportunity to shift toward GIS development and an interest in geospatial environments, he continually brings an innovative mindset in seeking solutions for homeland security.
John Doherty National Project Manager / Inventor
Mr. Doherty has worked in the software and hardware engineering field for more than 35 years. John has extensive experience in systems analysis and reliability, field experience, and dealing with the implementation of cutting-edge technologies. His career history ranges from major research laboratories to navigating start-up technology companies. John is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communications Society, Reliability Society, and the Technology Management Council.
Layers & Legends multifaceted technologies provide emergency responders with all the tools necessary for preparation, mitigation, response and recovery of life and property.
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