Inefficiency in the relay of information directly from the field leads to increased response times, which in turn lead to higher expenditures and may even result in human casualties. Emergency response agencies must be prepared to cope with large scale emergency events in which existing networks fail, as a result of massive volume of traffic or infrastructure damage, due to attack or other vulnerabilities.
The existing 911 systems (or regional equivalents) are suffering from overwhelming numbers of false reporting along with an unreliable locating system. These two factors represent the most significant drain on human and technological resources for an emergency response system. By reducing or even eliminating responses to falsely reported events, misappropriated resources can be put back on track. And that goes for financial resources as well.