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Interest in the use of mobile data to improve police effectiveness is growing apace – but it's a complex and potentially costly business. You must be sure that you are deploying the right technology in the right way to realise the benefits that mobile data can bring. Simon Eggleton, Head of Mobile Data at Airwave, looks at some of the ways mobile data can reduce the administrative burden.
The UK’s position on eCall is beginning to look increasingly isolated and there is the risk that the European Parliament will mandate implementation. Carol Debell reports on the strong momentum that is building in Europe.
The Metropolitan Police is the first force in the world to set up a dedicated CCTV unit to radically change the way officers use CCTV evidence in criminal investigations. Carol Jenkins looks at how the new unit operates.
Manuel Torres, vice president and general manager, Motorola Government & Public Safety, EMEA, highlights the potential of wireless broadband devices and infrastructure as seen with the Dorset Police, who used the technology at the Labour Party Conference in Bournemouth.
Congestion in communications was the theme for the BAPCO East Midlands and Anglia region conference, which took place in Peterborough on February 7th. Dan Worth reports.
BAPCO West Midlands Region emergency call arrangements seminar and mini exhibition took place at the impressive Museum Conference Centre, RAF Cosford. The theme for the day, New emergency call arrangements – what happens to 999?, drew much debate. Jose Sanchez reports.
Phil Woodley, Head of Managed Services, Arqiva Public Safety group, looks at the benefits of outsourcing services and tackles some common concerns associated with outsourcing.
A preview of what some of the exhibitors at the BAPCO Conference will be showcasing.
As CCTV technology develops, installation becomes easier, and body worn cameras become more popular, the potential for problems multiplies. Dan Worth looks at how Staffordshire Police is coping with the storage and handling of its video footage.
Earlier this year London Fire Brigade took delivery of the first version of a new command and control system that will dramatically change the way it manages major emergency incidents, involving both its new fleet of mobile command support vehicles and its entire command and control structure. Jose Sanchez visited VectorCommand to find out more.