In addition to the traditional phone call, it is now also possible for anyone to reach the emergency services through the 112 app BE. The localization feature in the application enables the emergency services to easily locate the people in need. When an incident occurs in a remote location, in a forest or in the midst of a complicated network of highways, it is often difficult to explain precisely where the person in need is located. However, the 112 app BE ensures that the precise GPS coordinates of the person in need are passed directly to the emergency room.
Working together with all relevant services and suppliers, ASTRID provided technical coordination in the development of the app.
You can download the app for free in the App Store (Apple) or in the Play Store (Android) by using the search term “112 BE”. However, please note that the 112 BE app only works in Belgium. Obviously, the emergency exchanges remain available through a traditional telephone call.