Updating your smartphone apps is one of the best ways to keep your phone running smoothly.
Developers roll out bug fixes, quality of life improvements, and new features to give you the best possible user experience.
For apps you use every day, these updates can provide you with an added level of convenience and connectivity.
But for emergency response apps like Rescu, these updates can empower you with life-saving features you don’t want to miss.
So, if you’re a Rescu user and you haven’t updated your app recently, this article is for you.
Below, we’ll be covering newly released features that can take your safety and emergency preparedness to new heights.
Rescu’s Newest Features
We don’t blame you if it’s been a while since you’ve updated your Rescu app. It’s not exactly an app you use every day — and thankfully so!
But if that’s the case, you’ll want to do so as soon as possible, because in the past several months, we’ve added our best features yet.
Take a look at them below…
Rescu Prime: GPS-Enabled Emergency Response
Our biggest project yet, Rescu Prime now gives you the ability to send an alert anywhere in the United States.
For the cost of a Starbucks trip for two every month, you can enjoy the same level of security you’ve had at home nationwide.
Whether you’re hiking in the mountains, out on the road, or on a staycation close to home — as long as your phone has a network connection — help is always just two taps away.
With Rescu Prime, there’s no need to select your address when sending an alert. On the home screen, you’ll see “Current Location” at the bottom.
That’s because as soon as you select fire, police, or ambulance and tap Send Alert, the app will automatically cross-reference:
- Geographical information
- Data lists of local authorities
- And more
All to identify your current location and dispatch the nearest team of first responders.
And, of course, you can still expect your Rescu emergency response app to automatically send your pre-registered medical information to responders and notify your list of emergency contacts.
Rescu’s Two-Way Chat Feature
This powerful new feature is just another tool in the Rescu arsenal that gives you, the user, more control and peace of mind.
Our two-way chat option allows you to open up a text conversation with one of our emergency dispatchers after you’ve sent an alert.
As you know, with 911, you have to spend time on the phone with a dispatcher before they send help. But the Rescu emergency response app flips the script on this process.
Rescu makes sure help is on the way first, then gives you all the resources you need to fill us in after the fact.
The two-way chat feature is perfect if you’re deaf or hard-of-hearing and need to provide your dispatcher with more information about your emergency.
It also allows you to quietly explain your situation in emergencies where you need to stay silent, like an intruder or live shooter.
And, of course, if you’re able to speak to a dispatcher, you can always tap the “Call to Add Info” button.
Upcoming Apple Watch Integration
We haven’t added this feature quite yet, but it’s coming very soon. So be on the lookout for any Rescu updates on the App Store and Google Play!
We know not everyone carries their phone around with them everywhere they go. That’s why we’re launching a revolutionary new integration with the Apple Watch.
With this new feature, even if your phone is in the other room, in the car, or you simply can’t reach it due to the nature of your emergency, you’ll be able to send an alert in just two taps on your Apple Watch.
Combined with the new Rescu Prime subscription, you can send for help instantly anywhere in the United States — right from your wrist…
This is just another step toward maximizing your safety and control in any situation. And we’re just getting started!
How to Update Your Rescu Emergency Response App
If you need a quick tutorial on how to update your Rescu app, simply follow whichever instructions apply to you below, and you’ll be good to go!
First, open up the App Store on your iPhone. Next, tap on your profile picture in the top right corner.
On the next screen, you’ll see a list of apps with pending updates.
To update your Rescu emergency response app, you can scroll down, find Rescu on the list, and tap “Update.”
Or, you can select the “Update All” option at the top of the list.
First, open the Google Play Store on your android device.
Tap your profile icon at the top right of your screen. Then, tap “Manage Apps & Device.”
On the next screen, you’ll see all apps with pending updates labeled “Update Available.”
Tap “Update” on your Rescu app, and you’re all set!