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Esri, GeoComm, and RapidSOS Partner to Improve First Responder Situational Awareness

GIS data is mission critical for public safety agencies. It helps first responders situate themselves in emergencies, enabling them to see environmental features and hazards, and connect spatial patterns and relationships in real-time.  Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, and GeoComm, the leading provider of public safety GIS systems, are partnering with RapidSOS to…

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Cove and RapidSOS Partner to Advance Home Security Emergency Response

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A recent study out of Harvard found that lack of data leads to millions of false 911 calls for security alarms, with an average response time of over 30 minutes. We are excited to announce that Cove is the first security company to partner with RapidSOS to solve this challenge by directly sharing critical alarm…

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5G Automotive Technology and The Future of Road Safety

As 5G towers go up around the world, many industries are preparing for the impacts of better connectivity and larger bandwidths. Connected mobility systems, like connected cars and ride-sharing apps, stand to benefit significantly from 5G automotive technology, as these systems rely on constant and consistent flows of data between cars, sensors, and people.  As…

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How Can I Send My Health Data to 911 in an Emergency?

In the age of COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to protect yourself and your loved ones. You don’t have to build a bunker or hoard toilet paper, but you should take sensible steps to ensure you’re as protected as possible. Beyond just wearing your mask when you go to buy bread – it means…

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Emergency Health Profiles Now Available to 911 in RapidSOS

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are proud to announce a new source of critical medical information on the RapidSOS Platform.  In coordination with The American Red Cross, American Heart Association, and Direct Relief, we’ve launched EmergencyProfile.org, a platform that allows people to create free health profiles to share with 911. With this option,…

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Wearable Healthcare Tech and Digital Public Health

Wearable healthcare technology, which encompasses everything from smart watches to biometric hospital gowns, is one of the key components of the new digital public health system. These devices can provide healthcare professionals and first responders access to real time data as an integral part of their decision support systems. They can also enable remote monitoring…

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How COVID-19 is Shaping Digital Public Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought concepts and theories that were traditionally reserved for college campuses and UN meetings to the forefront of our discourse: digital public health, and the measures we take to protect it, is dominating our conversations. Stay-at-home orders have forced us to consider how we might digitize our public health infrastructure, so…

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Solution Overview: How MedicAlert Links Medical IDs to 911 through RapidSOS

The MedicAlert Foundation is a nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to save and protect lives by sharing medical information with first responders, healthcare providers, and good samaritans in member’s times of need. They maintain a database of their member’s medical information, like their allergies, medications, and conditions, to share with first responders, hospitals, and…

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What is RapidSOS?

Technology is often considered the story of human progress. Since the 1950s, our lives have changed dramatically thanks to things like the internet, computers, and connected devices. Our smartphones, connected cars, wearable devices, and home automation platforms circulate more data than we could store even just a decade ago.  For all the progress we’ve made,…

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Private Tech is Stepping Up in the Fight Against COVID-19

Public health touches all facets of public life, and when it’s compromised, just about everything is affected. It’s not easy to make the choices necessary to correct a public health crisis, as our businesses, bottom lines, and collective mental health suffer.  While our society navigates the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing is clear:…

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