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Folder structure

|– C:\Users\{username}\sarcat-{version}-{platform}

|-- start (Click to start SARCAT)
|-- stop (Click to stop SARCAT)
|-- config/
    |-- config.json (Local server/datebase configurations)

|-- app/ (master files. do not touch!)
    |-- index.js
    |-- settings.json

    |-- bundle/
    |-- *compiled SARCAT application*

    |-- bin/
    | -- *binary dependencies*

| - -start

batch script to easily start SARCAT

| - -stop

batch script to easily stop SARCAT

| - - config/config.json

Important environment variables for running SARCAT on your server. Leave the default values. However, if you must change port, restart the server for changes to take effect.

| - -app/

node scripts that runs SARCAT. Do not touch!


Getting Started

Admin Tools

The admin tools page is only accessible to users with an admin level privilege. Here, you can manage your projects and user-base.

Organization Profile

Organization Information

Custom Settings/Preferences

Custom Incident Questions

User Roles

Adding New Users

The admin must approve all new users. When a user signs up, they will be notified that their account is pending admin approval. There are 4 main roles within SARCAT:
* Pending - Default role. Users cannot login.
* Viewer - Users can view Records but not create them.
* Editor - Users can create and edit any records.
* Admin - You can control the admin dashboard!

Password Reset
* If a user forget their password, you can click this for a one time reset code. Give them this code in order to reset their password

Remove Users
* Remove users for your database

Editing History

Incident Records

Create a Record

Downloading Records

Importing Records into SARCAT

Exporting Records to ISRID

View Reports

Editing An Incident

And now for data entry! SARCAT makes life easier by assisting with inputs. Our goal is to optimize this as much as possible to make sure you are spending less time inserting data and more time analyzing your workflow. All of these value auto-save, so you don’t have to worry about filling out an entire form and forgetting to save it!

Incident Categories:

Incident Map

Record Info

Incident Location/Details

Incident TimeLog

Subject Info


Find Location

Incident Outcome/Rescue

Resources Used


Saved Incident Files


Record Map

this shows all of your records in a single map. The incident location and find location (if available) have a single crows-path line drawn between them. You can selected these records to view information pertaining to the individual record

Reactive charts

The more data you have, the more you will notice trends. You can select a date range and display stats based on when your incidents happened.

FAQ & Troubleshooting

How is SARCAT installed?

Where is my data stored?

Can I change my default ports?

How do I update SARCAT?

How do a wipeout my database and start over?

I am _still_ having trouble installing!


We would love to hear any feedback you have on the app. For technical support, contact For other general inqueries, contact Robert Koester at

And don’t forget to check out our Lost Person Behavior mobile app available for iOS & Android today!