Technology Alerts Police of Emergency

On Thursday, April 23, 2020 around 4:30PM, the Chandler Police Department’s Communications Center received a 911 call from an Apple Watch. A computer enhanced voice advised the individual wearing the Apple Watch took a hard fall and was not responding. The voice then provided latitude and longitude coordinates of the person’s location.

The call-taker utilized the Department’s RapidSOS technology to pinpoint a near exact location of the device. Patrol officers and the Chandler Fire Department were dispatched to the location, a single family residence.  When first responders arrived they discovered the individual wearing the Watch had fainted and collapsed.