Guardly Releases Industry-first Integrated Indoor Positioning System to Provide Responders with Floor and Room-Level Accuracy of Mobile Emergency Callers
TORONTO, ONTARIO, Feb 26, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
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Guardly today announced the launch of its Indoor Positioning System
(IPS), the industry's first mobile safety solution that offers
integrated indoor location detection capabilities. Guardly IPS
further enhances Guardly's existing mobile safety solutions for the
enterprise by transmitting the building, floor and specific room of a
mobile emergency caller in under 5 seconds and tracking indoor
location changes in real-time thereafter.
Guardly provides mobile safety apps and cloud infrastructure for
enterprise and public safety. Guardly's mobile safety apps act as
personal emergency phones that broadcast real-time location, identity
and support two-way communication with private security, authorities
and personal safety groups. For enterprise security and police
dispatch, Guardly provides a cloud-based incident management system
rich with situational data to monitor, manage and respond to
on-premise and remote worker emergencies.
Guardly Safe Campus(TM), a solution designed for schools, was shown
to help reduce emergency response times by around 44% at a university
in a customer-led study performed 6 months ago. "Our IPS technology
is another step towards Guardly delivering on its corporate mission
to reduce emergency response times for people needing immediate
assistance, and for those responding to requests for assistance,"
says Josh Sookman, Guardly Founder & CEO. "With Guardly IPS, all
someone needs to do is launch our safety app and it will result in a
personalized response to their exact indoor location. The
implications of this innovation are truly game changing."
When an emergency occurs on a school campus or within a corporate
office, hospital or public venue today, most calls made to local
security personnel or police come from mobile phones or fixed
emergency call boxes. Traditional emergency calls from mobile phones
handled by the enterprise lack any form of indoor or outdoor location
data, making it difficult to initiate response efforts; this can be
further exacerbated if the mobile caller is unable to speak. While
calls from emergency call boxes may have associated location data,
emergencies can shift in location over time resulting in difficulties
maintaining communication and coordinating response efforts.
"When a police dispatcher is working an emergency call, one of the
first pieces of information required is an accurate location. Having
the indoor location of mobile callers immediately available to
dispatchers serves to reduce response times, especially for any
campus that has multi-story buildings," said Rocco DelMonaco, Past VP
University Safety at Georgetown University.
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) estimates that 70% of
911 calls today are from wireless phones and that percentage is
growing.(i) In context of 911 public safety networks, as of September
11, 2012 the FCC enforces Wireless E911 Phase 2 requirements, which
state that wireless network operators must provide the GPS location
of callers within 300 meters, within 6 minutes of a request by a
Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP). Guardly IPS delivers at least
an order of magnitude improvement in mobile emergency caller location
accuracy over current public safety standards, giving its customers
more precise data to act on and share with first responders to ensure
more immediate and personalized emergency responses.
Guardly IPS works seamlessly with the Guardly mobile safety
applications for Android devices and enterprise solutions, such as
Safe Campus(TM) and Building Safety solutions. Guardly IPS leverages
existing infrastructure within buildings to lower the total cost of
ownership and extend personal safety to regions such as underground
garages and cellular dead zones that typically inhibit calls being
made to emergency services.
Guardly (https://www.guardly.com) provides mobile safety apps and
cloud infrastructure for enterprise and public safety. Guardly
Command(TM) is a real-time platform for emergency incident
monitoring, management, communication and response, and helps law
enforcement teams and administrators make faster and more informed
decisions during the development of emergency incidents. Guardly
mobile apps available on Android, iPhone, BlackBerry and Windows
Phone act as personal emergency phones that provide instant two-way
communication with private security, authorities and safety groups.
Guardly is based in Toronto and is committed to improving emergency
response and communication.
(i) United States Federal Communications Commission. "Wireless 911
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