New smartphone app allows 911 dispatchers to locate callers faster

Posted at 8:16 PM, Oct 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-07 01:21:30-04

Most people would agree, it’s always better to be prepared in case of an emergency.

LaaSer 911, a new app expected to hit the marketplace in Phoenix soon, aims to help emergency responders get to people in need of help faster.

Often times, when people are experiencing an emergency, he or she does not know their exact location or worse, they can’t speak directly to the dispatcher.

During these incidents, an operator may attempt to pull a location based on data provided by their caller’s cell phone carrier, but this takes time and those minutes can often amount to life or death outcomes.

According to the LaaSer website, thousands of lives are lost each year due to delays in locating the 911 caller.

Today, about 76 percent of 911 calls come from mobile phones, the LaaSer website says. Their patented enhanced location information and call routing platform works to deliver accurate location information to 911 operators immediately — regardless of whether the person is calling from a landline or cell phone.

For more information about the app, visit here.