Technology continues to evolve in a rapid pace, and governments across the world realize that efficient technologies enable them to achieve more with lesser personnel. Technology has become the ultimate power multiplier, empowering officers with information and capabilities that would have been believed impracticable a few years ago. Public safety, in itself, has evolved from being reactive to predictive and preventive. Stopping a catastrophe in its tracks is more important than ever as agencies look at new ways to leverage and interconnect technologies to avert, respond, and solve crimes.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a term that has been buzzing for quite some time now, yet is just becoming relevant in the law enforcement sector. This powerful, yet cost-effective technology leverages sensors and cameras that can provide real-time notification of activities or conditions that can be beneficial to police interventions and decision-makers. IoT has many uses in the field of public safety, like coordinating traffic signals during emergency responses and auto-notification of weapons deployment by sensors.
Artificial intelligence (AI) acts as an always-on watcher, runs in the background during day-to-day operations and extending timely notification of statistical or event anomalies. Full-time monitoring of sensitive objects and places is effortless when AI-driven video analytics are part of the system. AI can synthesize massive amounts of data, acting on user-configured thresholds, thereby providing the most crucial information to the authorities to ensure public safety.
However, many agencies fail to leverage these technologies and fall way behind the ongoing market trends. In an attempt to help organizations leverage the latest technologies in public safety, Gov CIO Outlook’s 2019 edition has put together a list of the leading solution providers in Public Safety.
We present to you “Gov CIO Outlook’s Top 10 Public Safety Solution Providers - 2019.”