Public Safety

Public-safety tech firm Mark43 announces $101M in funding

by • 3 weeks ago

Executives said they'll develop new capabilities in their platforms and expand their international reach by building businesses in Canada and the U.K.

Next-generation 911 advancing quickly, but needs better funding, experts say

by • 2 months ago

Cybersecurity, association leaders said, also remains a top concern as the public safety technology gets closer to launch.

Public safety agencies struggled to use CARES Act funding, report finds

by • 6 months ago

A survey of more than 1,000 public safety and government agencies showed a significant portion struggle to use and access publicly available grants.

What role does a national agenda play in developing smart cities?

by • 6 months ago

How will a new presidential administration affect smart city efforts around the nation?

How a small-town police department overcame its GIS challenge

by • 6 months ago

Not big enough to hire full-time GIS staff, Radcliff, Kentucky, found the help it needed updating its dispatch systems through a contract with GeoComm.

No one is claiming responsibility for widespread 911 outage

by • 10 months ago

An hour-long 911 outage Monday night that affected services in more than a dozen states doesn't yet have a clear explanation, though a rumor mill churns.

Transitional 911 systems have 'very, very broad attack surface,' working group warns

by • 10 months ago

The transition to next-generation 911 brings cybersecurity threats not seen before, members of an FCC working group said during CISA's annual summit.

For fighting fires, video conferencing is 'game-changing,' says Nevada department

by • 11 months ago

Fire teams are drawing video feeds from drones and using video conferencing to communicate across jurisdictions, replacing manual processes that could take days to complete previously.

Pandemic gives Smart911 a boost in Arkansas

by • 1 year ago

State officials said the public health crisis is attracting more people to proactively share information with emergency services.