E911 Compliance Knowledge Center

On August 1st, 2019, the FCC released its report and order regarding E911. In it the FCC has established minimum rules for all MLTS platforms. That means every single business in the United States is now required to comply with federal E911 regulations. E911 can seem like another daunting technical challenge, but RedSky makes E911 compliance easy.

Compliance Overview

Your Compliance Requirements

Kari's Law

Direct Dialing 9-1-1

Every phone that can dial to the public switch network has to be able to dial 9-1-1. That includes all soft phones. Not sure if this applies to your phones? Jerry Eisner, our VP of Public safety has a rule called the Dominoʼs rule:

"If you can dial for pizza from your phone, then you must be able to dial 9-1-1"

Kariʼs Law requires Multi-Line Telephone Systems (MLTS) platforms that are manufactured, imported, offered for first sale or lease, first sold or leased, or installed after February 16, 2020, to enable users to dial 9-1-1 directly, without having to dial a prefix to reach an outside line, and to provide for notification (e.g., to a front desk or security office) when a 911 call is made.

Kari's Law

Emergency Notifications

All 911 calls must provide notification to the front desk, security, and/or administrative personnel. This notification must include information that a 911 call is occurring, the phone number that dialed 9-1-1, and the location of where the call was placed.

Ray Baum's Act

Accurate Dispatchable Locations

All 911 calls must have what the FCC is referring to as “dispatchable location”. Sec 506 of Ray Baumʼs Act defines "dispatchable location" as information adequate enough for emergency responders to find a person who has dialed 9-1-1. The “dispatchable location” will vary depending on where an individual may be calling from, however, it generally might include information such as:

Street address - 333 N. Michigan Ave. Floor - 16th flr Room # or Zone - Room 1612/NE Corner


State by State regulations

If you are in a state with E911 legislation, the requirements for your company may have changed.

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Next Steps for Compliance


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