Location Based Security, Family Safety GPS, Location Information Services
Keeps Loved Ones
Most people don’t know that they carry a powerful security device right in their pockets: their cell phones. Location-based security services help you to keep your subscribers and their loved ones safer than ever before. With network location from Locaid, you can tell parents where their children are, help college students stay safe on campus, and provide extra information to 911 operators, all without saying a word.
Find the Family
Security services let their subscribers turn their phone into a family security device. Locaid makes sure that those services work on all phones, not just GPS-enabled smartphones, which is good because most people carry feature phones with no GPS.
No matter what kind of phone they carry, subscribers can now find family members with the touch of a button or watch them walk home from school from their desks. With Locaid location, if a child needs help, the parent can locate them on a map and tell them where to go, including giving directions to a nearby bus stop or police station. Any family member can send out an alert.
During a large scale emergency, such as an earthquake or hurricane, phone lines may become overloaded or go out entirely. With location-based services, families can find and re-connect with each other, even when phone lines go down.
Stay Safe on Campus
Campuses implement location-based security systems. For example, a student can set a precautionary timer on her cell phone before walking across campus. When she arrives, she can deactivate it. If the timer expires instead of being deactivated, campus security will call her to make sure that she is safe. If not, they will have her location information so that they can dispatch someone to check on her.
If a student feels threatened, she can press a panic button that sends her location information, plus any other information set up in a profile in advance (picture, home location, work location) straight to campus security.
Location data from Locaid is even being used to allow students to text crime tips to the campus police, alerting them of local bullying, threats, or vandalism.
Once again, Locaid steps in to help, making sure that the service can be used on all cell phones, both smartphones or feature phones. Locaid also ensures that the phones can be located indoors or outdoors—wherever trouble might be.
Deliver Information for 911 Calls Faster
When you call 911, you’re already in trouble. Location information and a profile help you to provide relevant information to the call center, even if you are unable to speak. Location-based services let you set up a profile in advance with your name, address, medical needs, emergency contacts, etc. so that the dispatcher on the other end has information at their fingertips the second the call comes in.