How does the SOS work?

How does the SOS work?

    • Global Rescue handles all SOS monitoring for Bivy Stick customers. 24/7 monitoring is included in all data plans.
    • Global Rescue will dispatch the appropriate Search & Rescue based on your location.
    • Your monthly subscription includes dispatch for rescue anywhere in the world.
    • You can purchase an optional Global Rescue membership for additional rescue benefits that would cover the cost of the rescue, in the case that you were charged for a rescue.
    • For more information about the Global Rescue memberships that we offer Bivy Customers go to www.globalrescue.com/bivy.

    ** Not all search and rescue teams charge the person getting rescued, but it is the responsibility of the Bivy customer to know the regulations for search and rescue in the area they are exploring.  


    • Related Articles

    • Can the Bivy Stick be used as a PLB and can the SOS work without a subscription?

      PLB’s are only used for emergencies. They send out an emergency beacon message with your location and then the rescue party comes for you. They are only 1-way. You can’t communicate at all with them. They’re just for emergencies. But they also have ...
    • Does the SOS button work without a data plan?

      No, to use the SOS function you must have an active data plan to access the satellite network. Make sure your device is active before your adventure. You cannot activate a data plan via satellite in the backcountry.
    • How to Send an SOS

      In the case where you need to get in contact with emergency services, you can use the SOS feature. This service is available worldwide. SOS on the Bivy APP (recommended) Click SOS from the main"stick" menu. (Don't worry, there are many warnings to ...
    • If I press the SOS button is it covered in the monthly fee?

      24/7 SOS monitoring is covered. When you press the SOS button, Global Rescue will dispatch the appropriate Search and Rescue based on your location. Additional insurance is available to purchase through Global Rescue to help cover any costs that may ...
    • How do credits work?

      Each credit is one action on the Bivy Stick. If you go over your monthly credit limit, even way off-the-grid, you can still use your Bivy Stick. You will simply be charged an overage charge for each additional credit used. 1 Credit Each 1 message ...