August 26, 2019

PoliceOne: Are you next generation 911 ready?

Approximately 137 million American adults live in homes that use mobile phones exclusively, according to a report from the CDC National Center for Health Statistics. Additionally, 48 million children also live in mobile phone-only households without access to a traditional landline. 

The tools and way we communicate have undeniably changed. Gone are the days of being wired to a wall or chained to a cord to make a phone call – we are living in the next generation of communication. Now we text and tweet, snap and Skype. We communicate visually, on-the-go, on-the-road all the time. When an incident occurs and emergency services are needed, public-safety answering points (PSAPs) should be able to receive the call with all the same capabilities that are common to citizens. 

To read the entire article, click here or see how CentralSquare can help you get read for the next generation of 911 system software.