Public Safety IoT
IoT is something that developing at an astronomic rate and its benefits are pervading through every industrial and business sector around.
The same can be said for policing, which too has this hardware supporting the operations of police patrolling the streets. Smart Cities aren’t yet in full swing, but when they are, we should see the boys and girls in blue able to do their job more quickly and in a safer way.
Clearing the Way
For instance, if a distress call went out to the police in a certain part of the city, the police vehicles responding are equipped with IoT hardware that interacts with the city’s technical infrastructure and ensures that the traffic lights are set to green wherever it is safe to do so. The helps responding crews to arrive on the scene as fast as possible and in circumstances like these, seconds can really count.
Availed With Incident Data
IoT can also help to make sure that police offers arrive on the scene with all the known facts in their possession. Smart tech allows data relating to the environment from dispatch and local observation devices to be sent to the officer’s personal mobile computer. Again, this can save valuable seconds that an literally save lives.
Once on the scene, wearable IoT devices like bodycams and sensors can monitor events in real-time, passing this information not only to control but also to any tactical assets that are heading to the area. Anyone who passes in front the camera can also be automatically passed through facial recognition software, with all of this information being auto-uploaded to the cloud, cross-checking identities against any other crimes suspects may be wanted for.
Statistical Data Analysis
Another important aspect of policing that’s usually quite hard to measure quickly are crime statistics, as they are used to work out policing budgets, strategies and policies. Data like the rate of incidence of certain types of crime, the numbers involved in each case and a whole host of other data can be quickly, easily and often automatically determined using IoT and smart tech.
As with many other industries, the potential application for IoT in policing is pretty much endless and it’s something that is going to make the difficult job they have to do that much easier. The quicker the smart cities concept reaches its potential around the world, the more much-needed assistance will be able to be provided to our emergency services.
At Sure Universal, we offer a comprehensive software platform that allows for secure, scalable and user-friendly IoT solutions to be created, with our 5 main products able to be used to create the perfect IoT ecosystem.
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