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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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Home Security Data Now Available to 911 on RapidSOS Platform

In partnership with DIY security company Cove, RapidSOS is proud to announce that home security data is now available on the RapidSOS platform. Home security emergencies today pose a variety of challenges for first responders. According to Statista, fire departments in the United States responded to over 2.8 million false alarms in 2018. Due 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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Monica Million, ENP, Immediate Past President of NENA, Joins RapidSOS as Public Safety Advisor

RapidSOS is excited to welcome Monica Million, ENP to the team as a Public Safety Advisor! With nearly 20 years of experience in public safety, Monica currently serves as the Immediate Past President of NENA and is a trusted voice in the 911 industry. With Monica’s valuable insights and guidance, RapidSOS aims to better empower…

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Monthly News Round Up – June 2020

COVID-19 has undoubtedly interrupted life as we know it, but many are itching to return to the normalcy we knew before the pandemic. June saw state governments begin phased reopenings as summer months and holidays approach. In many states, including Arizona, California, and Florida, confirmed cases have spiked. The reopening has been scaled back in…

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Introduction to Jurisdictional Boundary Files

Jurisdiction View is a free feature in RapidSOS Portal that uses GIS data and mapping to provide Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) unprecedented situational awareness of incoming 911 calls in their jurisdiction. But what is GIS and how does it work? What is GIS? You may have heard the acronym GIS before, but what is…

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How Ridesharing Apps Lead Safety Innovations through IoT

What is the latest suite of innovations sweeping through the ridesharing industry? It’s all about introducing cutting-edge ways to protect consumers, thrusting ridesharing safety further into the spotlight during this new COVID-19 age.  At their inception, rideshare companies focused on ease and efficiency, matching drivers to riders by allowing almost anyone with a car and…

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Webinar Recap: Roundtable on Digital Health Solutions During COVID-19

Digital Health Webinar Recap

On Wednesday, June 17th, we hosted a webinar entitled, “Roundtable on Digital Health Solutions During COVID-19.” We were joined by four brilliant minds tackling different aspects of digital public health. Watch the webinar here. Josefina Jervis, President and COO of the MedicAlert Foundation, spoke about how non-profit membership organizations are modernizing their infrastructure to digitally…

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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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