What Does Beacon Emergency Dispatch Do?

Beacon Emergency Dispatch is a do-it-yourself mobile dispatch solution for response organizations that alerts, tracks and coordinates emergency responders using any mobile phone, with or without Internet. Beacon’s scalable design and easy-to-use interface allows any organization to design, test, launch and be ready to scale their own community response system in 30 minutes or less.


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Who Can Use Beacon?

Beacon is ideal for any response agency or organization that’s looking for an affordable, easy-to-use computer-aided dispatching (CAD) system to manage their response operations, including:

  • Emergency medical services (EMS)
  • Fire departments
  • Search and rescue groups
  • Disaster response teams
  • Community-based response networks
  • Animal rescue


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How Can I Start Using Beacon?

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First, you’ll have to create a Beacon Dispatcher account on the web pages — follow the directions here to get started. Once your Dispatcher account is set up and responders are registered,* dispatchers can alert, coordinate and track responders through the Beacon mobile app and/or SMS.

*Dispatchers and Responders require separate accounts.
Go to the Account Sign Up page to learn how to set up each account type.

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Beacon Responder is the companion mobile app that allows emergency responders to receive and reply to incident alerts anywhere.

  • Reduce response times
  • Streamline end-to-end coordination of emergency response operations
  • Improve incident outcomes

The app provides real-time communication and incident updates when connected to the Internet and also allows responders to switch to SMS mode when Internet is not available.

*Dispatchers and Responders require separate accounts.
Go to the Account Sign Up page to learn how to set up each account type.


Web Platform

Single Internet-connected computer using Firefox or Google Chrome web browser



Safari, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Opera, smartphone web browser not supported

SMS & Mobile App Interfaces

SMS works on any mobile phone though a local SMS Gateway may be required



Mobile app requires Android (v5.0 or later) or iOS (v10.0 or later) smartphone

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Web Platform

Beacon Dispatcher accounts are priced on usage according to:

  • Number of incidents per month
  • Number of active responders
  • Device type (SMS and/or mobile app)
  • Local messaging rates

Discounts for non-profit organizations available.


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SMS & Mobile App Interfaces

The Beacon Responder mobile app is free to download for all users, but has to be connected to a Beacon Dispatcher account to be used.

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