Smart911 works by linking a phone number with a person's online profile. That way, when that number calls 911, important information such as gate codes, health information or apartment numbers can be displayed to dispatchers.
The information can then be relayed to responding police or fire units so they can prepare before arriving on scene.
Smart911 is currently available in 35 states and in more than 500 municipalities across the country. Access to the information is limited to the subscriber, Smart911, and public safety only. Smart911 is NOT searchable by law enforcement. Public safety access to the information is triggered only by a call from the listed address to 911. The information is available for 45 minutes, unless another 911 call is made.
Information you can self-enter that would be available to law enforcement only in the instance that a 911 call is made:
Tempe is making Smart911 available as another means of partnering with residents to respond to emergencies and keep community members safe.
Community members can choose to self-subscribe by accessing www.smart911.com, setting up an account and entering any information that individuals want public safety to be aware of in the case of a 911 emergency call to Tempe PD or Tempe Fire, Medical Rescue.
Posted on September 15, 2014
By Tami Hoey