Public Safety

No one is claiming responsibility for widespread 911 outage

by • 2 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 • 2 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 • 2 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 • 5 months ago

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

Four cities pilot curbside tech to manage urban congestion

by • 5 months ago

Nashville, Tennessee; Aspen, Colorado; Omaha, Nebraska; and West Palm Beach, Florida, will test technology from the company Coord to better understand how curbsides are being used in their downtown areas.

Maryland joins analytics platform to monitor sex offenders

by • 5 months ago

Maryland has become the 21st state to adopt OffenderWatch, a tool that helps police focus their efforts on offenders identified to be at the highest risk of reoffending.

Fairfax County, Virginia, is ready for next-generation 911

by • 5 months ago

The Washington, D.C., suburb has completed its next-generation 911 deployment. Only 123 more to go.

To avoid bias and reduce crime, police turn to license plate readers

by • 5 months ago

As facial recognition services shut down, some police say license plate readers are the proactive, bias-free policing aid they've been looking for.

For a more secure Next-Gen 911, look at network demands

by • 8 months ago

A new report looks at reasons why public officials should evaluate their future network demands before rolling out Next-Gen 911 upgrades.