A method of providing emergency related information to and from a centralized location over a wireless network. The method utilizes cellular phones in emergency communications and entails two embodiments that employ location-aware technologies, in portable form, in security applications. One embodiment serves as a modern high-tech “neighborhood watch,” enabling law enforcement access to the many “eyes and ears” of the public simultaneously via available cell phones. Cell phones with embedded digital cameras allow the instant capture and remote submission of suspicious circumstances to law enforcement through pictures or video.
Barbeau, Sean J.; Winters, Philip L.; Perez, Rafael; Labrador, Miguel; and Georggi, Nevine, "Wireless emergency-reporting system" (2011). USF Patents. 440.
University of South Florida