RapidSOS Announces New Partners, Programs
Monday, October 28, 2019 | Comments

RapidSOS and 911inform announced a partnership to connect smart buildings with 9-1-1 during an emergency.

This partnership empowers RapidSOS-connected public-safety agencies to communicate with 911inform-connected buildings during an emergency, providing accurate location information from the scene and allowing 9-1-1 dispatchers to control doors and security cameras with the push of a button. The partnership can dramatically improve first responders' response times, the companies said.

"As a former police officer, I have experienced firsthand what it's like to arrive on scene of a large building and have no insight into where the emergency situation is occurring," said Jeff Robertson, RapidSOS senior vice president and general manager of public safety. "We are excited to work with 911inform to bring connected building sensor data and detailed floor plans directly onto the screens of 9-1-1 telecommunicators, improving situational awareness for responders arriving on the scene."

More than 3,500 9-1-1 centers, covering more than 90% of the U.S. population, have access to data from RapidSOS. Buildings connected with 911inform can automatically send data to their local 9-1-1 center if they are using RapidSOS.

"As the first RapidSOS 9-1-1 partner in the state of New Jersey, the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office quickly recognized the game-changing technology provided to our public-safety agencies and our residents,” said Shaun Golden, sheriff of Monmouth County, New Jersey. “That coupled with 911inform creates a powerful set of technological tools and places it at the hands of our first responders when needed the most during critical incidents."

RapidDeploy also launched its lightning partner program, which creates an integrated group of technology partners that believe in public safety using cloud native technology. The solutions, integrated across Microsoft's Azure Government cloud, will provide a platform for public-safety agencies.

The first four partners include GeoComm, Getac Video Solutions, Optimum Technology and Orion Labs. RapidDeploy said it is committed to eliminating data silos and following open interface standards to enable the best possible user experience for public-safety agencies.

In addition, the Genesis Group announced the Genesis PULSE achieved RapidSOS platinum integration partner status and is one of only three companies to achieve the platinum level. On a single, intuitive display of both real-time and replayable information, the PULSE mapping solution displays data from the RapidSOS Clearinghouse, locations of first responders, partner resources and weather, as well as Waze traffic, crashes and road closures.

“Equipping emergency call centers to continuously add the latest RapidSOS and PULSE features — as soon as they become available — is a game changer for public safety,” said Genesis Group President Jim Nipp. “It allows them to enhance their system’s inherent capabilities and enables them to leverage their existing CAD investment. We are helping reduce response times and save lives. I am proud that these innovative technologies are making a difference in our own community and are swiftly being adopted in communities across the country.”

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