Public Safety

September 26, 2014

GOVERNMENT

#CiscoPublicSafety Series: Video Solutions Help Save the Day at Chicago Police Department

Law enforcement and fire departments around the country are leveraging new technologies to better inform personnel, increase situational awareness, respond to emergencies, and protect citizens. Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) is becoming a reality for many local municipalities as they incorporate modern digital devices within their daily routines. The Internet of Everything (IoE) is really changing […]

August 1, 2014

GOVERNMENT

#CiscoPublicSafety – Giving Power Back to the People with IoE

If you haven’t read Cisco’s Tae Yoo’s recent post on the Huffington Post ImpactX site, you should. It’s a great look at the power of the Internet of Everything (IoE) to help mankind. Yes, humankind. It’s a powerful statement, but I think it’s true. With the example of disaster and relief efforts, the post highlights […]

June 27, 2014

GOVERNMENT

#CiscoPublicSafety Series: Connected Justice Solutions for Correctional Facilities

Two of the biggest problems that prison staff must face every day are security and cost. From visitation to healthcare to education, cost-efficient technology solutions can make the lives of inmates safer and better. Cisco® Connected Justice™ and Renovo Software have partnered to integrate Renovo’s expertise in inmate visitation management and Cisco’s open communications infrastructure. […]

June 19, 2014

GOVERNMENT

#SmartConnectedCity Series: Dallas, Big Smart Things Happen Here

If Dallas only brings images of football games and TV soap operas to mind, it’s time to re-consider this southern city. A year ago, Dallas faced some challenges adopting comprehensive sustainability programs. But since then, the city has not stagnated in its journey to become smart and connected. Recently, Dallas has caught the attention of […]

June 6, 2014

GOVERNMENT

Mobile Public Safety: Connections on the Job

Public safety agencies continually strive to improve their effectiveness and responsiveness to incidents in their jurisdictions. With increased attention on homeland security programs, these agencies demand better interdepartmental and interagency communications with important personnel, including police officers and first responders in the field. Mobile applications supporting police, fire, and medical response units have transitioned from […]

May 30, 2014

GOVERNMENT

#CiscoPublicSafety Series: Less Issues with Traffic, More Safety

Located in the heart of the oil and gas-rich Permian Basin, Midland, Texas started to go through an exponential growth phase in 2005 due to the increasing demand for energy. The city was feeling the impact of that growth, and in 2007,  its major arterial year-over-year traffic volume increased by 17 percent causing traffic management […]

May 23, 2014

GOVERNMENT

#CiscoPublicSafety Series: Fire Departments Improve Training with Telepresence

There are roughly 10,000 firefighters in Los Angeles County who are responsible for the lives of 9.8 million residents. Getting the proper training for all of the fire departments in the county is of the utmost importance in order to maintain a safe community. Training difficulties Mandatory classes for all L.A. County firefighters are held […]

May 16, 2014

GOVERNMENT

#CiscoPublicSafety Series Kick-Off: New Technologies in Public Safety Systems

We are very excited to announce the beginning of our new blog series on public safety. This series will include a number of posts that examine the intersection of technology and public safety as well as identify solutions to promote greater awareness and action. Having worked in this field for over 15 years, I am […]

March 29, 2014

GOVERNMENT

Public Safety Blog Series – Premium Mobile Broadband, a virtualized private LTE network

Cisco’s new Quantum Virtual Packet Core technologies and Premium Mobile Broadband will provide remarkable benefits for Public Safety, Smart Cities, Utilities, Mining and more. Intelligence relies on the ability to create connections – to connect the unconnected – and to deliver the right information to the right person, machine or device that facilitates autonomous decision […]