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SPOT Additional Service: GEOS Member Rescue Benefit

GEOS Search and Rescue

GEOS provides emergency rescue coordination and SPOT SOS/911 monitoring through the dedicated International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC).

GEOS Search and Rescue

GEOS provides S.O.S. monitoring included in your basic service. You can upgrade to the GEOS Member Benefit for reimbursement of up to $100K in Search and Rescue (SAR) expenses - even coordinating a private SAR contractor if needed to get you to safety.

- SPOT Gen3 $17.95 USD a year

- SPOT X $24.99 USD a year

The Power Behind the Button
GEOS provides S.O.S. monitoring and emergency dispatch through the dedicated International Emergency Rescue Coordination Centre (IERCC) based in Houston, Texas.

The IERCC is manned 24/7 with dedicated and highly trained operatives who have access to emergency responders worldwide to ensure that in an emergency your situation will be dealt with efficiently and you will receive the resources you need. In fact, the average response time from the receipt of your S.O.S. message until referring an emergency responder is only 11 minutes, wherever you are in the world.

Once a S.O.S. message has been received, the IERCC calls your emergency contact(s) to make sure that it wasn't a false alarm. They locate and notify an emergency responder, and then maintain an open line of communication, including providing updates of your location if needed. The IERCC will also keep your emergency contact(s) informed.

The dedicated IERCC staff will always go the extra mile. If you upgrade your service to include the GEOS SAR Member Benefit and require it, GEOS will even locate a private SAR contractor and coordinate the SAR response. Only once you are safely out of harm's way and being treated in a hospital (if necessary) with your family notified, does the IERCC stand down and declare the incident closed.

Why Should I Upgrade?
A Membership in GEOS, including Search and Rescue, GEOS is insured with Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's of London to cover its liabilities for the benefits GEOS provides to Members, is available to all SPOT subscribers at an additional cost once a year. The GEOS Membership provides up to $50,000 per occurrence in reimbursement for qualified SAR extraction-related expenses for which you are held responsible up to two (2) events per year. GEOS Memberships also provide additional SAR coordination - including arranging private aircraft/helicopter charter, private search teams - if required to get you to safety. See full terms and conditions available at or GEOS Travel Safety.

Do not assume that the official emergency services will have the personnel and equipment required available at that critical time when you need help fast. In some countries, there may not be official help available at all! Even within the United States, you may be held responsible for the cost of a medical evacuation via helicopter and that cost may not be fully covered by your insurance. Your small annual investment could save you up to $100,000.

Secure Service
The GEOS IERCC location is supported by secure infrastructure housed in a nuclear-proof bunker 50 feet underground. To ensure continued service regardless of any environmental disasters the IERCC is equipped with:

  • Diesel generator back up for power
  • Two underground wells for water supply
  • Air filtration system for chemical, biological and radiological agents
  • Hardened/Secure facility and bunker

Where GEOS works:
The GEOS Member Benefit has you covered around the globe; with the exception of these six places: Afghanistan, Chechnya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Somalia, and Israel (West Bank, Gaza, and Occupied Territories ONLY).

GEOS offers a wide variety of services that encompass security, safety and reliable communications for corporations as well as domestic and international travelers. These programs include monitoring weather and worldwide events, providing safe traveler programs, and providing corporate security monitoring and coordination. The GEOS programs are delivered through a fusion of state-of-the-art technology with the unparalleled experience of the very best and most respected specialists in the fields of international, personal and corporate protection and communications.

Where Do I Learn Even More?
To learn more about GEOS and the full range of services offered worldwide, visit Or, see here for other GEOS Products: GEOS Services.

Download GEOS Member Rescue Benefit Details [PDF]

How Do I Get This?

Purchase GEOS Search and Rescue Memberships
Whether you are new to SPOT or a loyal user, it is easy to add a GEOS Search and Rescue Membership to your SPOT Service Plan.

New users: Simply purchase a GEOS Membership during activation, annual cost is dependent upon the device. The rate covers a single user, SPOT owner (Family memberships are available through GEOS)

Current customers: If you did not opt for the GEOS Member Benefit at time of activation, there are still other SAR programs available. The cost of these programs can range from $40 to $150 per year and are available through GEOS.
Know You are Covered
Your GEOS Member Benefit will auto-renew each year, along with your SPOT service, making sure you don't have a lapse in coverage. The low GEOS Member Benefit will be charged to your credit card automatically at the time of renewal.
Enjoy your SPOT
We hope you never have to use the S.O.S. button, but if you do, you'll be reimbursed for any qualified extraction-related fees.
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