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When people talk about the emergency response system of tomorrow, the predictions are breathtaking: firefighting drones, human-operated robots, real-time 3-D simulations, and more.

Some of that may sound like science fiction—especially given the budgetary and resource concerns facing public safety organizations. But there are sound emergency communications investments that departments can make today to prepare for tomorrow.

Let’s take a look at ways that public safety organizations can prepare for the emergency response system of the future.

Tags: Public Safety Communications, Next Generation Public Safety, Safety Solutions

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We all agree that keeping schools safe needs to be a priority for educators, administrators, and communities. 

But not everyone understands or agrees on how to do that. 

In our little corner of the world, we are excited about innovations in school security cameras, one piece of the communications and safety infrastructure that can make life easier for those charged with keeping students safe.

Tags: Safety Solutions, Video Surveillance

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How do you plan for the unimaginable?

An active intruder or shooter enters a school, manufacturing facility, or public safety building.

A tornado, flood, or other weather emergency rips through your town, creating havoc. 

All of these horrific events require a combination of planning and the right technology to make sure that facilities are safe.

Tags: Public Safety Communications, Back-Up Plan, Safety Solutions

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In light of the coronavirus pandemic, healthcare facilities of all types and sizes have begun revisiting emergency preparedness plans. Thankfully, hospital management does not need to reinvent the wheel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers clear guidance on emergency preparedness, including helpful resources for each type of healthcare facility’s contingency plans in the face of public health emergencies.  

Tags: Safety Solutions, Healthcare

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It’s a question posed by professionals in every industry, from education to healthcare, who are charged with ensuring the safety of people and the security of a facility. How can video surveillance cameras help? And how do you set up the best system to meet your safety and security goals? Here, we explore the capabilities of video surveillance and how to best implement the right system for your facility.

Tags: Safety Solutions, Video Surveillance

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Professionals charged with ensuring public safety know there are always many factors at play, and part of their job calls for ensuring the safety of everyone involved. This includes emergency personnel at the scene, and employees in the workplace or at the construction site. To assist these professionals, Aervoe safety products can be used to control crowds, direct traffic, and provide safety. Here we explore these products and what they can do for response operations.

Tags: Safety Solutions

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New studies show declines in school crime nationwide. While student safety is far from guaranteed, this is positive news when it comes to education, and it may be the result of improved security made possible through communications equipment. Here, we take a closer look at the new statistics and the role of technology.

Tags: Two Way Radios, Education, Safety Solutions

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The need for educators to take every opportunity to improve school safety and ensure the well-being of students, faculty and staff has never been more important. To do this, technology is imperative. Here, we look at how team communications for schools can let all parties instantly connect, use their own preferred devices, and take advantage of added intelligence for incident management.

Tags: MOTOTRBO, Education, Safety Solutions

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Communication is a critical component of any public safety effort. In a school setting, it’s particularly important that administrators, school resource officers and local law enforcement be able to communicate clearly and effectively for a quick and appropriate response. Yet, too often budgets and competing priorities make the price of a communications strategy too high. That’s where school safety grants can help. Here are three things to keep in mind in finding these grants to purchase the vital communications equipment that can support safety and security in schools.

Tags: Education, Safety Solutions

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Efficient, effective communication among first responders, the public, and emergency personnel is crucial in the event of an emergency. Technology is key to ensuring that this communication is accessible and reliable. Here we look at Motorola Command Central and its suite of software applications that can take public safety agencies to the next level to save lives, protect property and safeguard communities.

Tags: Public Safety Communications, Safety Solutions

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