Survey shows strong approval for body worn video cameras and belief they offer tangible benefits to users and the public.
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The new course will take place on the afternoon of the 10th of November at St James’ Park, Newcastle, on the day before the Autumn Event.
European public safety community gives cautious welcome to report on the future use of the UHF band in Europe.
An automated link between the Police Service Northern Ireland and all other UK police forces will provide interoperability, enabling the searching of all criminal records and associated fingerprints via a national system.
It is with great sadness that we report the tragic loss of Paul Sharp on Tuesday afternoon 25th of August.
Suppliers have until 31 October (17 October for Lot 1) to submit their bids.
New long-range periscope camera delivers facial and number plate recognition at distances of up to one kilometre
The ruggedised camera is ideal for tactical surveillance operations in a wide range of security applications.
The recent tragic news regarding James Foley has brought voice recognition into the media spotlight as authorities endeavour to identify the perpetrator of this heinous crime. Some media outlets have questioned the efficacy of voice biometrics, so it’s time to set the record straight.
The September issue of the British Association of Public Safety Communications Officials has been published!
White Paper urges the adoption of fire detection and alarm systems for transmitting public alert messages and calls for an international standard to be developed.
West Midlands Fire Service is developing 999eye as an interim step into the digital future, explains Matt Wroughton, Emergency Response, Technical and Operational Support Directorate, WMFS.
Government Security News recognises consolidated dispatch centre using Intergraph technology.
Former London Ambulance Service vehicle is adapted and re-equipped as a digital command and control vehicle by St John Ambulance.
Demonstration programme DRIVER (DRiving InnoVation in crisis management for European Resilience) receives funding from the European Security Research Programme FP7-SEC, bringing together 37 organisations from civil protection, emergency management, research and industry for jointly developing solutions for improved crisis management.
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) and Hampshire Constabulary to co-locate their strategic headquarters, ‘a move which is leading the way nationally’.
A new online mapping service has been launched as part of the Cabinet Office Resilience Direct multi-agency tool.
The LEX755 has been purpose-built and optimised for first responders and reinforced to meet mission-critical requirements.
The trail-blazing efforts of a number of organisations should not be understated – but the true potential of PSN is yet to be fulfilled, writes Neil Mellor, director of the trade association for PSN suppliers and buyers, PSNGB.
Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service integrate Satellite, 3G and Wi-Fi solution to ensure reliable communication for command units
GFRS deploys Peplink routers and access points within a range of emergency response vehicles, trailers and portable units.
Technical guidance highlights the key issues for those interested in purchasing and deploying body-worn video (BWV) recording devices.
NeoFace compares any digital image - such as CCTV or police body camera footage - with any photo held on the Leicestershire Police database.
Motorola Solutions opens Mission Critical Solutions Centre to shape future of public safety communications.
Jury at a Birmingham murder trial see crime scene photographs provided by camera that permits a virtual ‘walk through’ of the scene of an incident.
Airbus Defence and Space’s Tetrapol technology formed the backbone of communication for the federal and state police forces.
Re-DIRNET is the latest European project with B-APCO involvement, writes British APCO EU Projects Manager Shaun O’Neill.
On 5 June at the University of Luxembourg Project FREESIC (FREE Secure Interoperable Communications) presented its findings to an invited audience of 30 users from across Europe including three representatives from the UK.
The 2013 Boston Marathon: how the multi-discipline, multi-jurisdiction approach to planning for the Marathon affected the response to, and recovery from, the bombings
Presentation report: Kurt N. Schwartz, Undersecretary for Homeland Security and Emergency Management in the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS), Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, speaking during NFPA 2014 Conference and Expo.
Announcement comes on the back of similar contract wins for Airwave, with Dyfed-Powys and Devon and Cornwall Police.
Moore Stephens Consulting (MSC) selected to deliver the StARS-MS system.
Earlier in the year British APCO with the help of our web and social media specialist, Sasha Taylor, created the Multi Agency Incident Transfer (MAIT) website, so that the Home Office and other partners could showcase the proposed MAIT standard to enable data sharing.