Guardly, a company that offers mobile safety apps and cloud infrastructure for enterprise and public safety, has launched a new mobile safety solution, Indoor Positioning System (IPS), built with integrated indoor location detection capabilities.
The new Indoor Positioning System (IPS) can be ideal mobile safety solutions for enterprises, as it provides the building name, floor and room number of a caller in less than five seconds to security personnel, police dispatchers & first-responders. An “industry-first,” as the company claims, Guardly IPS helps in reporting both GPS and indoor location of emergency callers.
"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, in a statement. "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."
According to the company, Guardly IPS is suitable for indoor safety infrastructure such as school campuses, hospitals, hotels and public areas such as stadiums, shopping malls, airports, train stations – even subway systems.
"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.
Guardly IPS works in accordance with Guardly mobile safety applications for Android (News - Alert) devices and enterprise solutions, such as Safe Campus and Building Safety solutions. This technology makes use of the existing infrastructure within buildings to decrease the total cost of ownership and also offer personal safety to regions such as underground garages and cellular dead zones that typically inhibit calls being made to emergency services.
Edited by Rachel Ramsey