Proactive Technology: The Key to Better City Security

Posted by Team ICU on Jan 11, 2020 8:56:49 AM

Safer cities are integral to the overall health and well-being of the community. Preventing crimes against public areas is so important to attracting new families to live in your area, incentivizing businesses to open (or stay open) in your metropolitan area and keeping the people who live there safe from violence. The challenge is that many cities have these goals, but their solution to the shortage of manpower and needing to have more sets of eyes on larger areas is not producing the results. What is this solution that’s falling short of the objective of creating a safer city? It’s a reactive solution of standard surveillance cameras. The basic premise of the technology is solid: a bigger picture of public areas. The problem isn’t necessarily with the premise, it’s the execution. Here’s what we mean.

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Topics: Public Security Solutions, Public Safety Solutions, Government IT Security, Public Security IT, Government Safety Solutions, Government Security, Public Safety IT, Government Consultation, surveillance camera, educational safety, school security, City safety, School IT, city security

The Problem with Disparate Public Safety Security Solutions

Posted by Team ICU on Jan 11, 2020 8:56:18 AM

One of the most important and effective ways to ensure public safety and security is having streamlined communication and processes between departments and agencies within that government, be that at the city, state, or federal level. The problem is that not many governments have a standardized solution in place. Often, without an internal champion to promote the use of streamlined safety security technology, departments run rampant with different technologies and manufacturers. This creates silos of departments that can cause headaches at the very least - and major security vulnerabilities at the worst. Many organizations don’t think of safety security as an all-encompassing process that should bring together leadership from multiple government agencies. We’re here to outline some of the things that can go wrong if you stay on this path.

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Topics: Public Security Solutions, Public Safety Solutions, Government IT Security, Public Security IT, Government Safety Solutions, Government Security, School Safety, Government Consultation, ICU Technologies, surveillance camera, educational safety, school security, City safety, School IT

HOW TO CATCH A CRIMINAL WITH ACCESS CONTROL

Posted by Team ICU on Dec 19, 2019 4:23:49 PM

While banks and art galleries are the target of choice for most heist movies and TV shows, the reality is that government agencies are as vulnerable to thefts as your local museum is. Maybe more so, considering it’s much easier to spend the cash a thief could steal from an evidence locker than sell a Monet or Gauguin. And while surveillance cameras are an important tool in any forensic police work, you might be surprised at how much an access control system can help to solve an on-site theft.

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Topics: Government IT Security, Public Security IT, Government Safety Solutions, Government Security, Public Safety IT, Government Consulting, Government Consultation, Avigilon, ICU Technologies, educational safety, school security, Access Control, Access Control System, ACS

The Problem with Surveillance Cameras that No One is Talking About

Posted by Team ICU on Dec 7, 2019 11:32:46 AM

Quick, when you think about school safety technology, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? If your first thought was security cameras, you’re in good company - they’re one of the most ubiquitous safety security tools, prevalent everywhere from cities and school districts to personal homes and businesses. And while they are an important part of any comprehensive security strategy, the truth is that there are also some pretty common issues with your typical security cameras that most technology companies won’t talk about.

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Topics: Government IT Security, Public Security IT, Government Security, Public Safety IT, School Safety, Anonymous Reporting, Government Consulting, Government Consultation, Avigilon, ICU Technologies, surveillance camera

ICU TECHNOLOGIES JOINS AVIGILON ELITE PARTNER PROGRAM

Posted by Team ICU on Dec 7, 2019 11:29:33 AM

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Topics: Public Security Solutions, Public Safety Solutions, Government IT Security, Public Security IT, Government Safety Solutions, Government Security, Public Safety IT, School Safety, Government Consultation, Avigilon, ICU Technologies

A True Story of a Public Safety Security Solution Consulting Project Gone Bad

Posted by Team ICU on Nov 12, 2019 2:03:30 PM

As we’ve mentioned before, public safety security solutions that leverage consultants frequently don’t work out the best for government agencies or the people they serve. It’s not a lack of good intention—most leaders and consultants really are trying to do their best. But the nature of the consultancy rarely meets expectations about the finished safety and security project.

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Topics: Government IT Security, Public Security IT, Government Safety Solutions, Government Security, Public Safety IT, School Safety, Government Consulting, Government Consultation