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Smart homes are not just smart thermostats and bulbs, but also personal security. A new collaboration between RapidSOS, an emergency technology company, and 911inform, a cloud-based notification and security management platform for buildings and municipalities, will connect smart buildings with 9-1-1 dispatchers during a crisis.
Public safety agencies will be able to communicate with connected buildings during an emergency, improving response times and situational awareness. The platform supplies a powerful set of technological tools for first responders when needed the most during critical incidents.
The partnership brings connected building sensor data and detailed floor plans directly onto the screens of 9-1-1 telecommunicators. It enables the sending of critical on-scene emergency data and allows 9-1-1 dispatchers to control doors and security cameras by pushing a button, according to campussafetymagazine.com.
“911inform was created to help businesses take their emergency preparedness plan to the next level and provide first responders instant access to real-time situational awareness,” says founder and CEO Ivo Allen.
“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 SVP & GM of Public Safety.
RapidSOS is integrated into more than 3,500 9-1-1 dispatch centers, covering more than 90% of the United States.