Allow 999 Emergency Calls Via Text, Report Says




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Since the 999 emergency response system was developed, police have reported receiving prank calls that are declared a waste of time for authorities to attend. The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) located in the UK is now trying to find a way to allow people to send a text message from their cell phones to the 999 emergency system. The texts sent that are declared emergent will be passed on to the officials immediately. The institute is working on providing the 999 system in an application for the smartphones.

Professor Stewart is a chair holder at IET’s communication policy panel. He had created a report stating the emergency system has been in place since 1937 and outlines that a change is needed to the 999 emergency response system. With the changes the Professor clarifies the application for the smartphone would give the respondents the exact time and approximate location of the text message sent.

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