Public safety

Those risking their life in the line of duty need to know that when they key up someone will hear them. This section covers mission-critical technologies such as TETRA and the UK's transition onto the Emergency Services Network (ESN)

News

Home Office: final ESN product to be available in Autumn 2020

A letter from Sir Philip Rutnam, permanent secretary at the Home Office, together with oral testimony during a Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing on 10 October has provided some additional details on the status of the project to roll out the Emergency Services Network ...

Cloud-based control room specialist collaborates with CAD provider

APD Communications has partnered with RapidDeploy to provide what it describes as “a complete hosted solution for control room operations globally.”

The collaboration will combine APD’s software-only integrated communication control system Cortex, and RapidDeploy’s ...

ESN breaks ground on first extended area service site

Construction has begun on the first new mobile mast for the Emergency Services Network (ESN)’s Extended Area Service (EAS), at Boreland, near Lockerbie, Scotland.

In addition to providing mobile broadband services to the country’s emergency services, the mast will ...

ESN's 'new strategic direction'

The UK Home Office has announced what it describes as “a new strategic direction” for the Emergency Services Network, following its review of the programme.

The Home Office says that this decision has secured the future of ESN and that the programme will result in ...

Drones and robots trialled for chemical detection use

Trials of drones weighing less than a bar of soap and robots that can climb stairs have taken place at Gloucestershire Fire Service College, as part of MoD and Home Office backed Project Minerva.

The project aims to reduce the risk to emergency services and front-line ...

In-Depth

eCall: further on up the road

With eCall having been legally mandated across the EU earlier this year, Philip Mason explores what needs to happen now to make the technology truly fit for purpose

On 1 April, public safety automotive solution eCall was made mandatory under European law for all new ...

Drones to the rescue

Philip Mason speaks to two companies determined to demonstrate that the global deployment of drone technology goes far beyond hunting down terrorists

Drones, otherwise known as UAVs (unmanned autonomous vehicles), have been known to attract a certain amount of bad ...

Huawei's eLTE MCCS

(Advertorial) Huawei’s recently launched eLTE MCCS solution offers public safety organisations an end-to-end package that allows them to reap the operational benefits unlocked by multimedia and big data, without compromising on mission-critical voice and with easy migration from ...

Getting the message across

(Advertorial) When it comes to protecting lone workers and providing secure alerting and critical messaging, Swissphone has much to offer. Graeme Hull, head of international sales, responds to questions put by Richard Lambley

How do you see the strengths of Swissphone ...

Choosing a bodycam

(Advertorial) Front line staff are increasingly being issued with body worn video cameras (bodycams) to capture a secure point-of-view record of what happened during an incident. The video and audio recording can then be used as evidence if the material is correctly handled and ...

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