The FCC adopted a Report and Order on August 1, 2019. These regulations, which provide rules for Kari's Law and Ray Baum's Act, may be more stringent than the Texas state E911 legislation.
However, if your state's regulations are more rigid than federal legislation, the state law then takes precedence. In essence, always aim to comply with the more precise regulations. Look out for our coming blog, where we will be outlining exactly what the FCC Report and Order means for businesses.
Countdown to Federal E911 Legislation…
Are you prepared for when the new federal E911 legislation goes into effect this September? We will be discussing a different state every Thursday, so you can get the most up-to-date E911 information about your state's requirements, what this means for you, and what you can do to become compliant. This week we are highlighting the Lone Star State, Texas.
In Tarrant County, ECS providers offering residential or commercial service to non-affiliated businesses must provide the level of 9-1-1 service as required under the appropriate regional plan. Businesses must provide the PSAP with ANI and ALI data for each 9-1-1 call. TX Health and Safety Code, CH. 771a
Additionally, the State of Texas enacts 9-1-1 legislation by county and each county has a 9-1-1 or emergency service coordinator that can be contacted for specific 9-1-1 requirements in the County.
All states require…
Kari's Law was enacted in February 2018, and requires that all phones must be able to directly dial 9-1-1 without any additional digit, prefix, or trunk-access code beforehand, such as ‘9'. Also, the system from which 9-1-1 is dialed must provide a notification to a central location at the facility where the system is installed alerting another person or organization to the existence of an emergency call.
What this means for you and your business...
If someone calls 9-1-1 from a phone within your enterprise, your business is liable for providing the exact location associated with the number of that call. As businesses are trending toward mobility and implementing VoIP services, a solution that tracks soft-phone locations and routes remote calls becomes even more imperative.
RedSky Technologies does exactly this for your company, so you can continue to expand your business without boundaries while complying with state, and soon to be federal, legislation. Additionally, RedSky's on-site notification technology will bring your company into compliance with Kari's Law.
RedSky works with some of the largest companies in the world, equipping them with technology to confidently grow into the future. We protect some of the largest organizations in the country. The largest insurance companies, banks, governments at local, state, and federal levels, school districts and universities, medical centers, and even airlines all trust RedSky to provide them with comprehensive E911 protection.
These companies work with us because we allow them to focus on running and growing their unique organizations, while we focus on building and providing the best E911 solutions.
Are you prepared for E911? Ask your Director of IT / HR about what your plans are for this legislation, and emergency preparedness.E911 Solutions for Your State