public safety technology

Why Public Safety Technology Should Be Part of Your Annual Budget

Balancing a public safety agency’s budget can be complicated. Finding funding for staff salaries, equipment, and more can quickly deplete a department’s resources. While personnel are the most important of any agency’s budget, here we’ll break down why more departments are making space for public safety technology in their annual budgets. The Public Safety Budget Breakdown Currently, most agencies in the U.S. receive their funding from local taxpayers, which can lead to conflicts among local government officials. The bulk of what [...]

By |2018-10-11T16:01:40+00:00October 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

How Public Safety Solutions Protect First Responders from 5 Common Hazards

As first responders, we encounter many hazards in our day-to-day operations. However, there are many public safety solutions that work to mitigate these risks and improve our safety. As a former career firefighter, I have seen firsthand how many of these technologies can assist first responders. Below, I’ll explore a few of the ways these technologies are working to help Fire, EMS, and Law Enforcement better perform our duties. 1) Hazard Identification When emergency services staff respond to an [...]

By |2018-10-04T09:03:02+00:00October 4th, 2018|Safety|0 Comments

1 Critical Item Your Emergency Management Software Needs

Emergency management software comes in many shapes and sizes. However, there’s one function in particular that makes the difference between mediocre software and incident management systems that truly help emergency responders save lives and property. That feature? The ability to communicate regardless of internet connectivity, also known as being a self-contained communication system. Advanced communications systems allow us to communicate instantaneously. People around the world use internet and cellular networks to share information across great distances. But what happens [...]

By |2018-07-06T16:22:09+00:00July 9th, 2018|Incident Command|0 Comments

Are Your Emergency Response Systems Ready for a Major Disaster?

When a catastrophic weather event comes to your jurisdiction, is your agency prepared to handle it? Many department leaders would probably say “Yes”, but their emergency response systems may actually be behind the times. Many technological advances now help first responders and crews better handle and contain incidents during a major weather disaster or other catastrophic event. Below, we’ll expand on several of the tech areas agencies across the world are falling short when it comes to large-scale emergencies. [...]

By |2018-09-07T10:29:25+00:00April 5th, 2018|Response|0 Comments

How Visual Data Impacts the Fire Service

When dealing with emergency incidents, public safety commanders and first responders often have to make split-second decisions. While most fire and police departments communicate via radio, having access to visual information can help agencies manage and respond to incidents more effectively. According to a 2014 study published by MIT, neuroscientists found that the brain can process images that your eyes see for as little as 13 milliseconds. These findings match other data that suggests humans can identify and understand [...]

By |2018-07-06T16:32:49+00:00March 16th, 2018|Response|0 Comments

Adashi Systems Announces Partnership with RapidSOS to Provide Enhanced Data to Emergency Responders

Integration with RapidSOS transfers detailed incident information directly to in-vehicle devices Baltimore, MD - February 26, 2018: Public safety technology provider Adashi Systems recently announced its partnership with RapidSOS – an advanced emergency technology company. As part of its complete incident management platform, Adashi supplies mobile data terminal (MDT) and incident command software to public safety agencies worldwide. The Adashi platform gives responders access to mission-critical information as they respond to and manage incidents, accessed via integrations [...]

By |2018-07-06T16:33:19+00:00February 26th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Why We’ve Chosen a Radical New Design for Our MDT Response Software

Public safety agencies of all types use MDT response software to respond to incidents and manage emergencies effectively. A mobile data terminal or mobile data computer (MDT/MDC) gives first responders important information about the incidents they are responding to, before they even arrive at the scene. With an interface to dispatch and emergency call centers, the MDT gives responders access to crucial real-time data as the incident changes or progresses. Armed with this information, responders can plan strategy while [...]

By |2018-07-06T16:34:20+00:00January 18th, 2018|Response|0 Comments

3 Emergency Response Trends to Watch in 2018

As 2017 ends, we consider how emergency response and management continues to grow and change. New technology, equipment, and procedures are making a big impact on the public safety industry. As we move into 2018, here are three key emergency response areas that industry leaders should be aware of. Cancer Prevention Initiatives The more that scientists learn about the human body and how it works, the greater we realize the dangers that first responders face. Data shows an alarming [...]

By |2018-07-06T16:35:16+00:00December 28th, 2017|Response|0 Comments

What Hurricane Harvey Shows Us About Emergency Communication Systems

During natural disasters and large-scale emergencies, phone and internet service can be unreliable, which makes it difficult for people to communicate important information. When Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit this past month, these communication failures sometimes prevented citizens from requesting emergency assistance. While communication systems across the country are improving, we’ll explain below how these incidents underscore the need for self-contained communications systems that work regardless of cell service or Wi-Fi. What Happened in Texas? National communications networks have [...]

By |2018-07-19T11:47:39+00:00September 19th, 2017|News|0 Comments

3 Things Drones Teach Us About Public Safety Technology

The public safety industry is known to be slow to adapt to using new technology. But while fire and police departments are not always “early adopters”, public safety agencies around the world have started using drones to help with rescue, EMS, structure fires, and more. Methods used by departments employing drones can teach us interesting insights about the relationship between the emergency response industry and public safety technology. 1) Dynamic Industries The first thing we can learn from the [...]

By |2018-07-06T16:37:49+00:00August 9th, 2017|News|0 Comments