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

WHY YOU NEED AN EXPERIENCED PARTNER FOR  PUBLIC SAFETY SECURITY  IN THE SLED COMMUNITY

Posted by Team ICU on Jan 9, 2020 6:46:48 PM

According to the most recent data from the US Department of Education, nearly 90% of combined students in primary, middle and high school use security technology available at their school. Public safety security solutions are becoming increasingly ubiquitous in state and local education facilities. That’s encouraging—it means that educational leadership understands the importance of leveraging technology to contribute to the goal of student safety. The downside is that having the technology itself does not automatically equal a safe environment. This distinction is often achieved by having an experienced partner dedicated to delivering measurable business outcomes for the field of State, Local and Education (SLED) .

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Topics: Public Safety Solutions, Public Security IT, Government Safety Solutions, Public Safety IT, School Safety, school security, School IT

Security Case: ICU + El Dorado County Office of Education Stop Gas Thieves in their Tracks

Posted by Team ICU on Dec 19, 2019 11:52:05 AM

The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) is like most educational institutions: they’re trying to create the best possible learning environment for students while protecting the resources and facilities necessary to support its mission. So when David Seabury, the EDCOE Director of IT, decided to update their security cameras, he took the opportunity to kill two birds with one stone and tackle another issue they had been experiencing.

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Topics: Public Security Solutions, Public Safety Solutions, Government IT Security, Public Security IT, Government Security, School Safety, Government Consulting, educational safety

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

5 THINGS TO LOOK FOR IN A PUBLIC SAFETY SECURITY SOLUTIONS PARTNER

Posted by Team ICU on Nov 12, 2019 2:14:38 PM

When you undertake a public safety or security project, there’s a lot at stake - the safety of your community, protecting public property, and the ability to attract tax revenue via businesses and new residents. Therefore, you need to think very carefully about who you will partner with before starting your next project. In the world of public safety technology, who you work with makes a lot of difference in what you are able to do.

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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, Anonymous Reporting

4 Hidden Benefits of the Right Pubic Safety Security Solution

Posted by Team ICU on Nov 12, 2019 2:13:21 PM

It’s not fun to think about actually using the public safety security solutions we implement for government agencies, but know what’s even worse? Needing them and not having them. The right public safety solution helps with everything from loitering to providing evidence in attempted murder cases. In today’s climate, these tools are necessary to help keep the public we protect safe. But what does that actually mean? Let’s outline four measurable benefits of implementing the right government safety security solution.

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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

3 Reasons to Bring Other Departments into Your Public Safety Security Solutions

Posted by Team ICU on Nov 12, 2019 2:07:00 PM

If you’re thinking about undertaking a new public safety security project, you know exactly how much is involved in getting funding, facilitating the implementation, and maintaining the technology once it’s been properly installed. It might seem like a huge undertaking and adding other departments into the mix might make a complicated process just that much worse. The truth is that with the right process in place, combining the power of multiple departments might actually be the best option for your next security project.

Here’s why.

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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

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

3 Ways TipNow Can Create a Safer Public Environment

Posted by TipNow on Oct 16, 2019 8:38:55 AM

 

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Topics: Public Security Solutions, Public Safety Solutions, Government IT Security, Government Safety Solutions, Public Safety IT, School Safety, Anonymous Reporting