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Tracking you home safely

The RSA SafeTRX App monitors a boats journey and alerts emergency contacts, who are nominated by the user (family and friends), should they fail to return to shore on time. This free cellphone application, enables the user to plot their intended course, store essential emergency numbers that can be used by NSRI if you fail to return from your trip, gives NSRI your location at all times during your trip, gives the user the ability to call an emergency by the push of a button and giving NSRI your exact position throughout our rescue response if you press the emergency button.

Features include:

•An Emergency Call button which allows you to quickly make a distress call from the application. The app sends an Emergency location update to the Emergency Operations Centre and your emergency contacts if you have a cell phone connection.

•Track only mode can be used to begin tracking at a touch of a button.

•Personalised Checklists aims to promote safety awareness by allowing you to create and review your own list of checklist items prior to departure.

•A new Mobile Logbook stores up to 20 trips on your phone, and can be replayed at any time within the app in video playback mode.

Download the Free NSRI SafeTRX app now

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Thank you to the following Media Partners who have helped to get our message of SafeTRX out at no cost.  We value your support. 

Arena Holdings  I  Angling Times  I  Bait Guide  I   Anglers Talk  I  Sail & Leisure  I  Zig Zag Magazine

For Anglers  I  Caxton  I  Independent Media  I   Media24

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The NSRI RSA SafeTRX app takes the 'Search' out of a Search and Rescue Operation. At any time, once you have plotted your trip and launched, we can see where you are and if you press the emergency button we can send rescue resources to that exact position. If you don't arrive at the time your plotted route ends we can check on you to see how you are doing.

Brett Ayres - Executive Director: Rescue Services

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