National Emergency Number Association
Next-generation 911 advancing quickly, but needs better funding, experts say
Cybersecurity, association leaders said, also remains a top concern as the public safety technology gets closer to launch.
911 call centers have enough capacity so far, but upgrades are delayed
Emergency call centers are withstanding surges of calls in areas heavily affected by the pandemic, but key upgrades are being put on hold, a survey found.
Next-generation 911 standards pact coaxes international cooperation
Groups from North America and Europe have agreed to use similar standards, which could mean better interoperability and coordination of research.
As 911 goes digital, security and training pose major challenges
Today's aging, analog 911 systems are largely insulated from cyberattacks. But soon they'll be plugged into everything else that gets hacked.
911 call centers get a map to look up other call centers
It's a visual upgrade to a decades-old database that also comes with hooks for modern applications to share data that helps smooth emergency response.
Officials worry next-generation 911 could expose operators to gory images
Some in emergency call centers say they're concerned with how the the introduction of photos and videos to 911 calls could affect their mental well-being.