Wireless security device and method to place emergency calls

CAFC
  • US 8,351,895 B2
  • Filed: 09/04/2009
  • Issued: 01/08/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/04/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A wireless security device comprising:

  • a processor;

    a wireless transceiver;

    a memory; and

    computer program instructions stored in the memory, which, when executed by the processor, cause the wireless security device to perform operations comprising;

    selecting and implementing a Bluetooth wireless protocol profile from one or more Bluetooth wireless protocol profiles for connecting to one or more Bluetooth enabled devices;

    wirelessly pairing, via the wireless transceiver over a personal area network, with a Bluetooth enabled telephony device using the selected Bluetooth wireless protocol profile, thus creating a wirelessly paired Bluetooth connection between the wireless security device and the telephony device;

    sending a command to the telephony device requesting one or more of;

    a telephone number of the telephony device;

    a telephone network providing service to the telephony device; and

    a global positioning system (GPS) location of the telephony device;

    receiving a response from the telephony device including one or more of;

    the telephone number of the telephony device;

    the telephone network providing service to the telephony device; and

    the GPS location of the telephony device; and

    determining a current location of the telephony device based on one or more of the telephone number, the telephone network, and the GPS location;

    accessing a lookup table stored in the memory including one or more location codes and one or more emergency telephone numbers associated with the one or more location codes;

    correlating the location with at least one of the one or more location codes to obtain at least one of the one or more emergency telephone numbers;

    sending a command, over the wirelessly paired Bluetooth connection, to the telephony device to place a telephone call to the at least one of the one or more emergency telephone numbers; and

    once the telephone call is placed, sending a prerecorded emergency message to the telephony device over the wirelessly paired Bluetooth connection, causing the telephony device to transmit the prerecorded emergency message.

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