Jiobit Announces Jiobit Protect™, a Personal Safety Service with a Direct Link to 911 Dispatch Centers
CHICAGO—MARCH 3, 2021— Jiobit, a Chicago-based provider of wireless location-based technologies, today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with safety technology company Noonlight to integrate with all U.S. 911 dispatch centers, adding another layer of personal safety to the trusted device. Jiobit users will be able to quickly notify first responders of emergency situations and provide them with essential information such as medical conditions along with a real-time location stream. The integration will work in tandem with Jiobit’s alert button and new 24/7 monitoring service. These are just a few of the features that will power Jiobit Protect™, a new premium subscription service that will be made available to customers in Q2 2021.
Demonstrating its commitment to public safety, Jiobit also announced partnerships with various law enforcement agencies, including Los Angeles County, Calif. and Sumter County, Fla., to offer Jiobit devices to monitor and locate community residents who repeatedly wander outside their homes and become lost. First responders have access to Jiobit’s location features directly in their 911 dispatch console, and have purchased Jiobit location monitors for known wanderers in the community. The integration not only ensures the safety of the wanderer and gives caretakers peace of mind, but also saves first responders time and resources typically needed to find a lost person.
“The integration with our first responder partners is just one of the many ways our users will enhance their personal safety and find peace of mind using Jiobit,” said John Renaldi, Founder and CEO of Jiobit. “Jiobit was already the most advanced and reliable location monitor available, but the new integrations with 911 dispatch centers will add another layer to that safety. It’s going to be especially helpful for athletes training in remote areas, real estate agents, students on college campuses, children walking to school, and those impacted by Alzheimer’s, dementia, or autism.”
Jiobit Protect Safety Features
Jiobit’s location monitor features a physical alert button and in-app alarm, which will allow users to notify first responders of an emergency by sharing the wearer’s location to 911 dispatch centers. Within the Jiobit app, users will be able to set up safety profiles, including a photo, allergies, and medical conditions, that can be automatically routed to a 911 dispatcher console.
The Jiobit Protect service with 24/7 monitoring will work just like a home security system. When users receive an alert from a location monitor, they can dismiss the emergency, call other caregivers or relatives, or even forward the alert directly to first responders.
Within the Jiobit app, users will be also able to customize the alerts, choosing to alert family members, send customized notifications to caregivers, or even disable the feature. Jiobit will also allow users to configure alert zones based on time of day and location, and set alerts to immediately route to 911 dispatch centers if they don’t receive a response within a given timeframe.
"We’re thrilled to partner with a market leader like Jiobit, providing its customers and caretakers with the option to send informed emergency help at a moment’s notice,” said Brittany LeComte, Co-founder and CCO of Noonlight.
Jiobit expects to complete the 911 integrations and roll out the Jiobit Protect personal safety features in Q2 2021. Jiobit Protect will require an upgraded subscription plan.
Founded in 2015, Jiobit shipped its first product, "The Jiobit Smart Tag," in 2018 as a location monitor for kids. Jiobit quickly expanded into other consumer segments including pets and adult safety, as well as the government and B2B spaces. With innovations and patents in hardware, cyber security, network operations, and consumer software, Jiobit offers the world’s smallest and longest-lasting real-time location tracking device, and has become one of the premier hardware-enabled SaaS companies in the U.S.
Jiobit’s patented tracking technology, built by industry veterans from Motorola, is backed by Netgear, as well as individual investors and advisors from Facebook, Uber, and Google. Jiobit is headquartered in Chicago, with team members across the U.S. and a development center in Silicon Valley.
Noonlight combines advanced technology with real humans to protect and comfort people so they can live freely. Launched in 2013 as a mobile application, Noonlight has since grown into a connected safety platform — partnering with products and services to enable modern and affordable 24/7 professional sensor monitoring, video monitoring, and data-rich emergency response via an API. Noonlight’s technology works everywhere in the United States, allowing end users to quickly get help in any situation, without requiring a 911 call or the ability to talk or text. For more information visit www.noonlight.com.
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