A better way to call for help from your mobile phone
About 10,000 people die every year because of a serious deficiency in the 911 system: the wireless 911 callers location cannot be accurately determined by the dispatcher. It can be off by as much as a mile, as explained in this video by John Oliver.
Unlike the 911 system, which uses cell tower triangulation to locate the caller, Maphub sends the exact GPS location of the caller to PublicEye used by the police departments. The first responders can use the powerful features of PublicEye to reach the caller quickly. This video further illustrates how this is accomplished.
If you’re a rideshare passenger under threat or in a domestic violence situation, making a voice 911 call could put you into immediate danger. The SOS button provides the Silent Alert feature to send your location information to participating local authorities. This video illustrates the silent alert feature.
PublicEye and Maphub together offer functionality today that is superior in many ways to the Next Generation 911 System, which is not expected to be fully functional for at least another 5 years.