Tag: public safety

Methods of Authentication: Protecting Digital Assets

Outfitting a fleet with new technology and computers can be fun.  Testing products and bringing the latest technology to your officers – be it laptops, tablets, rugged and semi-rugged, every and any combination that meets your needs.  One step that continues to increase in importance is methods of authentication.  It’s no secret that we’re advocates for implementing the…

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Technology Fails. A Guide to Getac Warranties.

Technology fails.  That’s the reality.  Whether an accidental drop, a missing screw or a sudden blue-screen, things happen.  Luckily, the majority manufacturers offer some variation of warranty protection.  As public safety departments make investments (both monetary and time) in new technology, warranty coverage is important to consider during the evaluation and product selection process.   With that, today we’re going…

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Your Guide to Public Safety Grants

featuring the 2020 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) Organizations can maximize budgets to purchase and implement leading technologies with grants, contracts or leasing opportunities.  Grants are a unique situation to get additional funding for resources in relation to specific projects and often are how departments are able to acquire critical technology upgrades.   To understand how your…

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IACP 2019 Highlights

Every year since 1893, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) organization holds the IACP Conference, the largest law enforcement conference.  Public safety professionals gather to learn about the latest in innovative technologies, be educated on industry trends, network with other departments and attend trainings to equip their departments will the right skills for…

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5 Cyber Security Projects for Public Safety Departments

A cyber security plan and strategy – one essential element of an organization that wouldn’t make the list if I asked you to describe a public safety department. Whether it be police, fire or campus safety, there are a set of things that everyone would list out like patrol cars, radios, computers, interview rooms, body…

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The Right Solution for Your Fleet

Whether it’s a refresh or equipping new vehicles, outfitting an entire fleet isn’t always easy. Between product options, safety, technology advancements, budgets, RFPs, contracts, and timing, the buying process can be overwhelming and long.   From our 20 years of public safety experience, we have put together a quick cheat sheet of things to consider in the…

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How drones are keeping communities safe

Imagine dispatch getting a call about an active crime/incident and within two minutes command has eyes on the scene – but there is no officer there.  Instead a drone is circling the scene from 200 ft. in the sky.  The military has been leveraging un-manned aerial vehicles (now commonly known as drones) since the WW1 to enter…

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The Use of Video by Law Enforcement

To keep the public safe, law enforcement agencies have always relied on the latest technology.  Each decade of the 1900s can be marked by the introduction of a critical investigative technology.  1900s: The introduction of fingerprinting  1920s: The introduction of the polygraph machine  1930s: The introduction of two-way radios  1940s: Radar detectors used to capture vehicle speeds  1950s: Electronic data processing machines summarized arrests and warrants  1960s: The introduction…

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