Devices: Smartphone and tablets
Platforms: Apple, Android and Windows
‘BART Team’ is your primary communication tool for use at home, work, or out in the field. The inbuilt functionality has been added to make it easy for you to view incidents and interact with your team, regardless of location.
Emergency management teams, search and rescue units, fire brigades, mapping crews, response teams, community monitoring and assistance crews, can all benefit from the advanced team co-operation features offered through the mobile application.
BART caters for all types of information feeds; public and private. Broadcasts can include:
- Road hazards
- Current Weather and forecasts
- Flood maps
- Disaster zones
- Emergency Shelters
- Hurricane evacuation routes
- Bush (forest) Fire warnings
- Storm reports
Stream a live public safety audio feed from your smartphone app, tablet or smartwatch – available for any state in Australia that has radio streaming.
Real-time member attendance logging allows team members to view the incident attendance status of all other individuals in the group.
View and record:
- All attendees
- ETA to headquarters
- Member qualifications
Individuals can choose to turn tracking on and off through the app interface.
BART administrators can set up new users as ‘appliances’.
When logging into your smartphone or tablet as an appliance, you will see a customised interface purposely designed for tracking. When used correctly, offices and managers will have a real time overview of where the appliance is, and the incident response stage it’s currently at.
Tap on the map for a range of mapping options
- Current location routing to headquarters or incident
- Show all current incidents
- View vehicles on assignment (within a 50km radius)
- Set tracking options (up to 20km radius and 60 min timeout)
- View water points and other selected resources
Particularly useful for those with appliances registered within BART, the crew builder allows you to assign specific members to an appliance for each incident.
- Add and remove members from appliances
- Build teams according to qualifications and location
Within the BART Team app, you can attach logged comments, locations and images to each incident.
Once an incident has been ‘completed’ a report is automatically generated and emailed to the assigned BART administrator.
Members can set their projected availability, giving management teams the opportunity to foresee possible shortfalls in personnel and act accordingly.
Allows local communication within groups without having to use an external communication network.
Information is shared through multiple channels simultaneously.
Messages can be sent directly from email, which can include attachments.
Assign status via Push Notification
You can press ‘accept, decline or other’ through the Push Notification screen – without having to open up the app.
How do I set it up?
- You first need to download and install the SmartPhone app for your device.
- You then need to register through the website before you can log into your account.
Need help using the BART smartphone app? Read the documentation here
What do I need?
To use the BART mobile application, you will need either a SmartPhone or Tablet with one of the following operating systems installed:
Apple (download on the App Store now)
- Apple iPhone 4 – iOS version 7.1.2
- Apple iPod touch 4th Generation – iOS version 7
- Apple iPad 2nd Generation – iOS version 7
- Apple iPad mini 1st Generation – iOS version 7
Android (download on Google Play now)
- Android smartphones – Ice Cream Sandwich (version 4.0)
- Android tablets – Ice Cream Sandwich (version 4.0)
Windows Phone 8 (download for WP8 here)
- Windows Phone 8 smartphone – Update 3