Smart 911 is a system that ties your phone number to personal information about you to first responders can use to provide faster, personalized service. Watch the video to learn more!
Thank you. In today's GMA Heat Index, the new high-tech tool that could help you in an emergency. The personal safety game changer is called.Smart911 and ABC's Abbie Boudreau has all the details.
A mother's frantic search.
"My daughter is missing."
A woman stranded in her car with poor cell reception.
"Want a good location on you. I can't hear you at all."
And a man trapped inside his burning home.
"I can hear you coughing. Is this Dan?"
All of these are actual 9-1-1 recordings, all of them with happy endings thanks in part to Smart911. An enhanced 9-1-1 system where you can prepare for an emergency before it happens. Here's how it works.
You create a safety profile online, which can include your name, home address, photos of family members, even your medical history. Your **** is then stored in secured national databases, and if you call 9-1-1 from an area that uses this Smart911 system, your profile will instantly pop up on a dispatcher's screen.
"They can take that information, they can pass it on to the First Responders and have them on route much faster."
And remember this 9-1-1 caller, choking on the smoke from inside his burning home?
"Dan? Your Smart911 that you signed up for has your address and we have help coming for you."
And that Smart911 profile? It cut 11-minutes off the response time.