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How 5G Is Reinventing Public Safety

5G Technology and Public Safety

There are few events more hotly anticipated than the rollout of fifth generation wireless technology, also known as 5G. The next generation of mobile broadband technology will indelibly change the way we communicate, increasing the speeds at which data is transferred at an exponential rate. According to the European Emergency Number Association (EENA), “5G will…

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Five Trends in Public Safety Technology for 2020

2020 Public Safety Tech Predicitons

As we reflect on 2019 and welcome the new year, our team is excited to share our predictions for trends in the public safety and tech industries in 2020. Looking back at 2019 The 9-1-1 community manages thousands of emergencies each day, and we are thankful to have played a small part in saving lives…

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Ten Companies that Take User Safety Seriously

As user safety becomes a key element of customer experience, brands must realize their responsibility to keep users safe before, during, and after use of their services. With peace of mind as a new product differentiator, especially for app and connected device providers, technology companies should start considering emergency response as a key element of…

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Introducing Jurisdiction View: An Enhanced RapidSOS Portal

Our team launched RapidSOS Portal to deliver rich emergency information from connected devices to 9-1-1 telecommunicators. We’re honored to now be a go-to service for emergency responders as they answer 9-1-1 calls coming into their Emergency Communication Center (ECC).  RapidSOS is now excited to soon launch Jurisdiction View – a free new feature for RapidSOS…

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Product Overview: Integrated RapidSOS Portal for ECC Software

RapidSOS Portal is a secure web-based tool for public safety agencies to receive caller location and additional data during an emergency. Data that is currently available in RapidSOS Portal includes real-time location data from Apple and Google, MedicAlert medical profile data, and Uber information (such as the caller’s information, vehicle information, and updated location).  As…

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How Data from Connected Devices is Saving Lives

Our nation’s 9-1-1 system was built over 50 years ago for landline phones, making it nearly impossible to digitally send any data to 9-1-1 and first responders. Together with thousands of first responders and tech companies such as Apple, Google, and Uber, we have built a platform that sends rich, life-saving data – whether that be…

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Fall 2019 Public Safety Conferences: Meet With the RapidSOS Team

At RapidSOS, we believe in collaboration with the professionals on the front lines. Our team travels to conferences nationwide to showcase the latest technology and share best practices from the agencies we work with. We want every public safety professional to have access to data-rich, life-saving technology when they need it most. Is Your ECC…

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Case Study: RapidSOS Emergency API Integration with the Uber App

Today’s 911 infrastructure was designed for landline phones, making it difficult for 911 centers to receive location and other emergency data for mobile calls. Reliant on the current 911 infrastructure, Uber riders or drivers in an emergency need to verbally speak their location (changing quickly as the car is moving), as well as other situational…

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Case Study: Saving a Life with RapidSOS and Android ELS

Obtaining an accurate location for mobile 9-1-1 callers has been one of the most pressing challenges the public safety community has faced in recent decades.  The nation’s legacy 9-1-1 infrastructure makes it difficult for 9-1-1 to receive fast, accurate caller location for calls from mobile devices. That means more than 80% of 9-1-1 calls nationwide…

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