West Midlands emergency services strengthen incident response with real-time data receiver technology

Fire and ambulance services in the West Midlands can now access real-time encrypted video and audio transmission from emergency incidents across the region, supported by the National Police Air Service. Radio frequency (RF) technology provider, Enterprise Control Systems (ECS), has announced that West Midlands Fire Service and West Midlands Ambulance Service will implement its data-receiver… Read more »

Letterbox innovation protects people and property from arson

East Midlands-based Blockabox, supplies a range of innovative products that have been designed to protect people and property from arson and other anti-social linked crimes. Designed and manufactured in the UK, Blockabox is a low cost, re-usable and quick to fit, security solution that intrinsically seals letterboxes and other openings in external doors to reduce… Read more »

North Wales Police to deploy Hexagon’s cloud-based, next-generation dispatch system

Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division has announced that North Wales Police will deploy Hexagon’s next-generation public safety solutions in the cloud. Hosted in Microsoft Azure, HxGN OnCall Dispatch and field mobility solutions will provide advanced call-taking and dispatch capabilities to link callers, dispatchers, managers and field officers for faster, more effective response. HxGN OnCall… Read more »

New technology helping Nottinghamshire detectives crack cases sooner

Drug dealers and serious crime offenders are likely to be taken off the streets of Nottinghamshire more quickly, thanks to the introduction of new technology that is capable of piecing together their movements and contacts. The advanced number-crunching Chorus Intelligence software, capable of processing and analysing thousands of lines of mobile phone data, has already… Read more »

Greener ambulances to join North West Ambulance Service fleet

Fifty-five new emergency ambulances will take to the North West’s roads before the end of January 2022, replacing older vehicles in the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) fleet. The emergency vehicles are greener and more efficient than their predecessors. Built to Euro 6 standards, they produce fewer harmful pollutants, particularly nitrogen oxides, Carbon Monoxide, hydrocarbons… Read more »

Police Scotland invests in new digital technology for 999 and 101 services

Police Scotland is introducing a new digital contact platform that will protect and strengthen its critical 999 and non-emergency 101 services for the future. The new digital technology will replace the current analogue telephony infrastructure, and bring greater resilience to 999 and 101 services, which are essential to enabling the public to contact the police… Read more »

Pioneering immersive learning project launched in partnership with Greater Manchester Police

Bolton-headquartered EdTech firm, Near-Life, has successfully launched a ground-breaking immersive learning programme for Greater Manchester Police (GMP) that will support their work tackling Child Sexual Exploitation and protect some of the most vulnerable members of society. The pilot was awarded £241,000 in funding from Innovate UK in November 2020 to accelerate the development of an… Read more »

VCS places first on new NHS national framework for ambulance converters

VCS, one of the UK’s leading ambulance conversion specialists, has achieved the highest combined score of all bidders in the new NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub Framework Agreement for Ambulance and Specialist Vehicle Conversions. Assessed on its technical ability, exceptional quality and financial offers, the Bradford-based manufacturer is now positioned at the top of the framework…. Read more »

Multi-lingual life-saving training aid

A life-saving training aid has been produced in four additional languages to help more people learn how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust launched the Pillow Partner last year as a simple, effective and inexpensive way of learning how to save the life of someone in cardiac arrest. And now the… Read more »