SOS Beacon is a training and testing tool for 911 centers who have the RapidSOS NG911 Clearinghouse integration (either through the full integration with their PSAP software vendors or through the RapidLite tool).
The purpose of the SOS Beacon testing application is to provide 911 centers with the ability to test the delivery of location and additional data from the NG911 Clearinghouse through their CPE, CAD, mapping, Smart911 or RapidLite system.
911 centers with the Clearinghouse integration can start testing with the SOS Beacon app by following these steps:
Download the app onto a testing device
Open the app and grant permission to location, texting, and calling (we need these permissions to send your location to 9-1-1
Accept the terms of service
Exit the app
911 centers who have questions about how to test with the Beacon app, or who are interested in receiving the NG911 Clearinghouse integration in their center, should visit www.rapidsos.com/ng911clearinghouse to get in touch with a member of the RapidSOS public safety team.