If you have daily anxiety about your personal safety, try RedSOS now. What do you have to lose?
Yes, it's a self-promotion, but we really believe we've created a great product that significantly decreases safety anxiety--perhaps the most powerful form of anxiety present in our daily lives.
Why we created RedSOS
Every year, there are over 240,000,000 calls to 911 in the USA alone. That's almost a quarter billion calls where a fellow human is desperate to get saved—just picture someone you know and love in a life-threatening emergency.
First Responders do an INCREDIBLE job and respond as fast as possible when they have good information to act on, especially about the NATURE and LOCATION of an emergency.
Knowing the nature of your emergency is important. Do you need an ambulance, fire truck, or do you need armed police officers? Your location is also VERY important to get emergency help fast.
The FCC recently published a report where approximately 23,000,0000 calls to 911 were MISROUTED each year.
That's not anyone's fault. 911 is a great system that's constantly improving, and we should continue to invest in it because it does save lives every year.
With this said, the Wall Street Journal reported that "Federal regulators estimate that shaving a minute off response times could save as many as 10,000 lives a year." We believe the true number is even greater. And this right here is exactly why we created RedSOS.
We can help emergency responders, and we can save lives. And in fact, we have.
So how exactly does RedSOS help?
1. RedSOS can SIGNIFICANTLY reduce your safety anxiety.
As Maslow's hierarchy pointed out: one of our most essential daily needs is literally PHYSICAL SAFETY. That's why you might be anxious when you're walking in a parking garage by yourself, or waiting at an empty bus stop alone at night.
Anytime you feel unsafe, you can press the 'TEST' button in the RedSOS app. The test feature means that it's not a real emergency but you're simply feeling unsafe.
Our 24/7 professional agents will then call you and make sure you're safe and sound. If you're NOT for any reason, we will send responders to your EXACT GPS location.
2. RedSOS can SIGNIFICANTLY reduce emergency response times.
You press a button and minutes later an ambulance shows up at your precise GPS location.
Why is this important? According to the American Heart Association, every one minute help is delayed, your chances of survival decrease by approximately 10% in a cardiac event.
If an ambulance is just 5 minutes late, your chances of survival decrease by 50%. If an ambulance is 9 minutes late, your chances of survival decrease by 90%!!
And how are you supposed to calmly call 911 and describe your location verbally if you can't breathe? If you're having chest pains? If you're stabbed? If you literally don't KNOW where you are. Or if you're nervous and panicked, like most of us are during an emergency.
The only time it's easy to call 911 is when someone else is having an emergency. It's when you see a car flipped on the side of the road and you call someone to help.
But if you're someone who's ever experienced an emergency yourself, you know that it's VERY difficult to get your thoughts together. Take this recent example of a man who could not describe his location in time to get help and sadly ended up dying.
Unfortunately, we see this story every day of the week, and it's PREVENTABLE.
3. When you press the RedSOS "panic button" three things will happen.
These are the ABCs of RedSOS:
A: Our private emergency response center will get notice and we will immediately open an emergency ticket. We will not stop searching for you until you’re found safe and sound. You have a private army working on your behalf.
B: Your local first responders will receive notice. Local police, fire and ambulance services will receive your accurate GPS location and any other information we have about your emergency.
C: Your friends & family will receive a LIVE GPS link with your exact location, even if it’s changing and you’re moving in real time. You get to select 5 emergency contacts in advance.
Be Prepared Before an Emergency
The last point: if you wait until you're in an emergency, sadly it's too late. You MUST be emergency-prepared in advance.
Safety does not occur by accident. Whether you use our personal safety app, or someone else's, we strongly encourage everyone to have a GPS-enabled SOS app. Think of this as an essential everyday carry item.
If you have any personal safety concerns, we'd love to help!
Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our 24/7 helpline at 1-877-832-5276.