Emergency dispatch platform for local responders.
MIT Solve Unbundle Policing Accelerator, USAID, Google, World Bank, Cisco, Twilio, PagerDuty, NewRelic, CRC, US Coast Guard, NetHope
Beacon has focused its energies in designing a more practical computer-aided dispatch (CAD) solutions to cover larger areas with greater efficiency and lower costs, making it fully possible to deliver emergency care anywhere. Despite the rapid proliferation of mobile phone connectivity, Beacon claims approximately 80% of the world’s population is unable to quickly find assistance in an emergency situation. Today, the rapid emergence and penetration of mobile phone networks across the globe has created a unique opportunity to do away with legacy technologies and innovate new and improved emergency dispatching solutions that fit the digital age. The near-universal accessibility of mobile phone and Internet technologies are what Beacon has used to improve the coordination of scalable emergency response networks and increase community resilience, particularly in resource-limited settings where legacy CAD systems are neither affordable nor appropriate.
Beacon is a cloud-based emergency dispatch platform that allows communities to alert, coordinate, and track local responders using any mobile device, with or without the Internet.
The platform supports formal and informal response groups working in areas where legacy communications solutions are inappropriate and/or unaffordable
Currently planning to expand to multiple countries with ICRC.