Public encouraged to download ‘essential’ free location app ahead of Great British staycation

Emergency services across the UK are preparing for an exceptionally busy summer, as restrictions on international travel have resulted in a huge increase in Brits opting to holiday in the UK. Emergency services have warned of the ‘unprecedented’ pressure that this has put on control rooms and are calling for the public to download and… Read more »

NEC Software Solutions launches revolutionary control room dispatch technology

NEC Software Solutions has launched software designed to revolutionise the dispatch of emergency services teams. NEC Software Solutions is the new name for APD Communications, a leading supplier of software to emergency services, control rooms and other public safety sectors. APD was acquired by NEC Corporation, one of the world’s most advanced and innovative technology… Read more »

Advanced telematics solution with integrated event data recorder

Airmax Remote, the vehicle telematics and data services provider, has announced the launch of Airmax Response, the most accurate and cost-effective data-driven telematics solution available, which has been specifically designed to meet the vital needs of the emergency services. Unlike other telematics solutions, Airmax Response provides robust accident/collision management data via an embedded incident data… Read more »

Atos connects UK’s Emergency Services Network with launch of MAIT solution

Atos has successfully launched its Multi Agency Incident Transfer (MAIT) solution for UK emergency services, providing a fast and secure messaging system designed to minimise incident response times. In the first month of service, the initial tranche of users – South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, South Wales Police, Central Wales Police and Gwent Police… Read more »

Humberside FRS issues body worn video equipment to NILOs

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) has issued Reveal D-Series body worn video (BWV) equipment to its NILOs (National Inter-Agency Liaison Officers). The technology has been provided to officers to help capture and record the early decision making process on the operational incident ground, and is expected to be a key tool for investigation, Operational… Read more »

British Red Cross turns to digital mapping to help meet increased demand for support due to COVID

The British Red Cross has created new mapping tools using Esri GIS software, which are being used by the Voluntary and Community Sector Emergencies Partnership (VCSEP) and its network of over 250 organisations, to improve collaboration and outreach as it responds to the COVID-19 crisis. Designed to help meet an increased demand for support from… Read more »

In-car video technology from Motorola Solutions assisting UK police to ‘help reduce road risk and increase safety’

Motorola Solutions has announced that the company has signed a four-year single supplier framework agreement with BlueLight Commercial to deploy integrated 4RE in-car video solutions to all emergency services in the UK, including police, highways agencies, border security and the UK Home Office. The deployment of in-car technology is part of the National Police Chiefs’… Read more »

Surrey and West Sussex fire and rescue services launch Capita’s emergency video software

Surrey and West Sussex are the two latest fire and rescue services planning to go live with Capita’s 999eye live video-streaming and location-finding service. Supporting 50 fire stations across both counties and covering an area of almost 1400 square miles, 999eye enables emergency operators to have ‘eyes’ on the scene to help assess the severity… Read more »

Rugged technology for the frontline

Words: Hamish Findlay, Public Sector Lead – UK & Nordics, Getac UK Ltd. Calls to get more police back on the streets have been growing steadily throughout the UK over the past few years. Not only does an increased police presence help reduce crime in targeted hotspots and lower national crime statistics, but seeing a… Read more »