Location tracking seems to be the most neglected, albeit crucial, aspect of E911 today. With over 150,000 emergency wireless calls being made in the U.S. each day, it’s good to see the FCC mandating the delivery of location data for 80 percent of cell phone calls by 2021 (the commission is requiring that carriers place GPS receivers in phones to deliver more specific location information).
Do a quick Google search and you’ll see that significant strides are currently being made to improve the nationwide implementation of E911—a service that automatically transmits a wireless caller’s location to the call receiver.
With over 70 percent of 911 calls today being placed from wireless phones, E911 has become a vital feature of the North American telephone network 911 emergency-calling system. With the FCC cracking down on E911 (the commission is working to mandate the delivery of location data for 40 percent of cellphone calls by 2017 and 80 percent by 2021), chances are E911 will soon become a top priority within your organization if it isn’t already.
When it comes to emergency response, we’ve seen significant tech advancements in recent years. For example, we’ve seen the slow-but-steady rollout of police body cameras for increasing account accuracy and officer accountability. Meanwhile, the number of text-to-911 implementations has steadily increased to help victims that are hard of hearing and to assist in situations where voice calling may be dangerous.
In today’s age, the need for next-generation emergency response is at an all-time high for protection against threats, attacks and unexpected circumstances. The good news is that we are at a point where the right technology is available and can be leveraged in order to near-guarantee public safety and ensure certain outcomes are avoided.
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Alerts, reports, and groups. Just three more features you should be using when managing your E911 DIDs and increasing the efficiency of your VoIP business.
This month, we’ve been going over E911 and the many features that you should have access to when managing them. Last week, we went over updating your E911 through a BackOffice and API, which is extremely useful when you need to adapt your DIDs to location changes and service statuses in real-time.
E911 just may be the most important DID feature there is. Without E911, you could be setting yourself up for some serious risks when emergency services can’t immediately respond to your 9-1-1 dial. As important as having E911 services registered to your DIDs is, you must be able to effectively manage themin real-time. Today, we’ll be going over two ways you can update your DIDs so you’re ready for any emergency that life might throw your way.
In case of an emergency, you should always be prepared. E911, or Enhanced 911, is the term used for emergency dialing over VoIP. Dialing for emergency respondents over VoIP works the same way as traditional means, just dial 9-1-1. However, the emergency dispatch process works a little differently than it would if the call was made on a land line. As you could imagine, E911 uses IP phone technology to trace a call.
You probably already know the importance of these emergency services. But what about managing these services? Read on to see how these nine management features will help you to get the most out of your service as a VoIP provider.
Life is full of options. Do you want to drive or fly? Eat at home or try the new restaurant? Should you stay or should you go now? But for as many choices you have in other aspects of life, you do not have an option when it comes to complying with enhanced 911 regulations. When it comes to your DIDs, E911 is one add-on that you need to have. Let’s say you do have enhanced 911 (gold star for you!), but you aren’t really sure how it all works. Keep reading; we’ll tell you how to solve the biggest problems with E911.