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Award-winning technology to bring 911 to the 21st Century, with one touch 911 is alerted with unprecedented data about your emergency
Partnering with you, the largest tech companies, and the public safety community to transform emergency response
Partnering with you, the largest tech companies, and the public safety community to transform emergency response
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RapidSOS One-Touch-911

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Let's Bring 911 to the 21st Century!

We are a team from MIT, Harvard, and some of the largest tech companies and national labs that came together after personally experiencing 911 failure.  We spent two years working with over 100 dispatch centers globally to develop RapidSOS One-Touch-911. 

This award-winning technology is the most efficient and effective system for communicating during a life-threatening emergency, transmitting data from your phone directly to first responders in a matter of seconds.

Your contribution will help us roll this technology out globally – join us in transforming emergency communication!

911 Infrastructure Failure Impacts Millions Annually

 

RapidSOS: 21st Century 911

RapidSOS spent two years working with over 100 emergency dispatch centers globally to develop One-Touch-911.  RapidSOS One-Touch-911 transmits all the key information that dispatchers need with one touch of your smart phone. 

Running off RapidSOS’ emergency communications platform, One-Touch-911 has the built in intelligence to manage any emergency you face: Limited or intermittent cell service? Unable to speak on the phone? Non-native English speaker? No idea where you are? Unsure what precisely to report? No problem. With the push of a button first responders are immediately alerted. Simultaneously alert your loved ones – with one touch your family is alerted to your emergency.

 Available Across Languages

Even if you are a non-native English speaker or unable to speak - first responders are immediately alerted with one-touch

Panic Buttons Alert 911 without Even Touching Phone

Place physical panic buttons around your home, school, and office - double click and 911 is alerted.

 Works Globally

Simultaneously Alerts Your Loved Ones

RapidSOS simultaneously alerts your loved ones of your emergency and provides updates on emergency response.

 

Join Us in Transforming 911

On January 17, 2008, Denise Amber Lee, a 21-year-old mother of two, was kidnapped from her home in Florida.  Over the course of the next six hours five separate 911 calls were made around the incident.  Remarkably, Mrs. Lee herself managed to make one of these calls, tied up in the back of her abductor’s green Camaro.  Over the chilling several minute phone call, Mrs. Lee begs for her life while trying to secretly answer dispatcher questions.  However, since the majority of mobile 911 calls cannot be located, Mrs. Lee could not be found. Ultimately, this story ended in tragedy when Mrs. Lee was raped and murdered.

Mrs Lee's story and so many other stories around 911 failure combined with our own experiences brought our team together to solve this challenge.  

We are dedicated to harnessing cutting edge technology to change the outcome of millions of emergencies across the United States and globally.

RapidSOS’ team has developed mission critical code at two national labs, developed back-end and mobile products for numerous tech start-ups, and collectively have helped over 70 technology companies achieve commercial success. Our close-knit founding team of engineers and entrepreneurs originate from MIT, Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and Penn.

Technology Platform

RapidSOS’ proprietary emergency communication platform uses cloud telecommunications and data analytics to power a number of award-winning products.  Designed using best practices adapted from the nuclear industry and top technology firms, the system incorporates advanced self-scaling and self-healing capabilities to meet any type of emergency.

Recent Awards

Team

RapidSOS’ team came together two years ago after personally witnessing 911 failure.  

Signing Up for RapidSOS is quick, easy and secure

Team Bios

         

Risks and challenges

RapidSOS has worked closely over the last two years with over 100 emergency dispatch centers to develop the technology. The system has been extensively tested across the United States. Primary development work remaining centers on international capabilities. While the system has been demonstrated to work with any 3-digit emergency number, we do not own infrastructure internationally and will need to work with some of the major global telecom players to perform the data routing on our technology.

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    Join the Movement to #Revive911!
    • We will add your name to our pledge to transform 911 our website (www.RapidSOS.com)
    • Be the first to know when the RapidSOS One-Touch-911 product is ready for launch

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    Become a Beta User!
    • Receive early access to our beta application (note Beta users will have access to most functionality but live 911 access will be turned off during test period)

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    One Year Subscription to Premium App
    • Receive one year of the RapidSOS One-Touch-911 premium application with all of its advanced features

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    RapidSOS Shirt
    • Show your commitment to the future of emergency communication!
    • We will send you a RapidSOS American Apparel T-shirt (if our design team wears it we know it must be good!)

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    RapidSOS Emergency Phone Power Supply
    • Emergency power supply for your mobile phone - 1,500 mAh portable back-up battery is able to recharge your iPhone or Android device

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    RapidSOS Early Adopter Program
    • Help us directly shape the future of emergency communication

    Become a RapidSOS Early Adopter and receive exclusive benefits such as:
    • Access to our beta application several months ahead of full product launch (note Beta users will have access to most functionality but live 911 access will be turned off during test period)
    • Access to a simulated 911 dispatch consul
    • Join our team for application review conference calls

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    5-Year Family Subscription
    • Receive a 5-year subscription to RapidSOS One-Touch-911 premium application with our most advanced capabilities and features for your loved ones (up to 6 accounts)

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    RapidSOS Panic-Button Starter Kit
    • Receive a RapidSOS panic-button starter-kit with 4 adhesive panic buttons that link to your RapidSOS One-Touch-911 application to instantly alert emergency dispatchers and your friends and family when you are in an emergency

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