communications api

Emergency Calling API

Deliver emergency service connections with life-saving reliability, thanks to flexible APIs that don’t require any telecom knowledge or equipment.

Your software, only safer

Our innovative Emergency Calling API allows you to easily incorporate emergency services into apps, software, security solutions, and more.

Eliminate expensive infrastructure

Improving user safety and expanding your business don’t have to involve a large investment of time and resources. Our Emergency Calling API enables you to provide accurate, reliable access to public safety and first responders without the need for expensive infrastructure.

Embed enhanced safety features

Bandwidth’s Emergency Calling API seamlessly connects your users to help when they need it most. With connections to over 6000 PSAPs (public safety answering points), the user’s location information is automatically provided to the safety agents for fast response.

How it works

Instead of maintaining expensive hardware, you can focus on doing what you do best: building applications. That means no costly upkeep—just simple, reliable access to help when your users need it. WIth just a few lines of code, you can connect your users to public safety.

With our Emergency Calling API, your software or application can provide more accurate location information from either a predetermined location such as a home address or handset-based X,Y (latitude/longitude) location.

Want to learn more?

Learn how to leverage our Emergency Calling API to connect customers to public safety in new ways with our Emergency Calling Integration Manual.

Why Choose Bandwidth’s Emergency API

A fast, reliable 911 network

We’re a software company that speaks telecom so you don’t have to. Bandwidth is the only CPaaS provider that also manages an emergency services network with access to public safety across the U.S. and Canada.

Expert built

Emergency calling is complicated, but it doesn’t have to be for your developers. Using our decades of experience, we built an API that considers the demands and limitations of the entire emergency response ecosystem. And, if you have any questions, we’re here to help every step of the way, with industry-leading support to help you get started and keep going.

What can you build with Bandwidth?

Home security solutions

Help your subscribers reach emergency services with the press of a button—whether they’re at home, across town, or across the country.

Personal safety apps and devices

It can be tough to communicate emergency details while in distress. Connect your app or IoT device to emergency services and help them find your users faster.

Remote patient monitoring

Caregivers and patients can request emergency assistance with the most accurate location information available.