How Can Emerging Technologies Help Government Enhance Public Safety?
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How Can Emerging Technologies Help Government Enhance Public Safety?

By Gov CIO Outlook | Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Technology plays a significant role in every industry. What contributions can it make to public safety?

FREMONT, CA: Evolving technology has transformed public safety to an unbelievable extent in our cities. Advanced hardware and software, drones, robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), and increasingly complicated communications are giving birth to a new era of emergency planning, preparation, and prevention. These technologies have a profound effect on the practice of emergency response and public safety at every stage.

Facial recognition software, body cameras, and in-car computers are some of the instruments that officers on duty depend upon. These days, AI is utilized to automate the scanning process by surveillance video for patterns and anomalies. Drones are made to fly in the areas struck by disaster for supporting in search and rescue, and offer better network coverage to law enforcement on the scene. Sophisticated robots are being deployed in the circumstances that are considered hazardous for officers, for example, detonating bombs and more.

With more and more technologies at their disposal, it has become vital to provide education and training for assisting first responders and helping government officials incorporate the modern techniques and technologies into their emergency planning, response, and prevention since they function for keeping themselves and the public secure.

One of the robust on-ground training is Operation Convergent Response (OCR). It is a live demonstration and networking event, which is mainly designed for assisting the first responders and public safety officials in preparing them for emergency scenarios in a better way.

Very few of the technologies in usage throughout the realistic crises response situations at OCR were powered by 5G. With the incredible capacity for low latency and high levels, 5G can easily transform upcoming future emergency prevention and response, enhancing levels of collaboration, interaction, responsiveness, intelligence, and proficiency to sophisticated, high-pressure circumstances.

No matter if it is instant analytics for real-time situational awareness, AR for first responders in low-visibility environments, real-time insights from video data, or VR for immersive training, 5G commits to revolutionize the mission crucial services that are necessary for public safety and introduce latest, life-saving technologies for first responders.

The advancements in technology are so quick that the things that we used to dream a few years back have now become a reality. Therefore, it is vital that public safety officials are well-versed with the skills and should know how to use new technologies.3

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