Improving Public Safety through New and Emerging Technologies
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Improving Public Safety through New and Emerging Technologies

By Gov CIO Outlook | Monday, April 20, 2020

All companies around the world are responsible for the safety of their employees, visitors, and assets. To make this possible, it is crucial to embrace the ability to map one's security systems across physical security, IT/cybersecurity and operational technology platforms

Fremont, CA: Unforeseen acts of violence, theft or cyberattacks often catch people off guard and shatter their sense of well being. Such situations can arise at an active shooter situation, a robbery, terror attack, or any other threat taking place that puts the general public and commercial sector in danger. The emergence of new technologies has led to more excellent prevention and more real-time response and mitigation strategies while allowing organizations to be better prepared and prevent or diminish the impact.

Preventing threat situations from happening requires governments, businesses, and schools to effectively deploy emerging technologies such as converged cyber-physical security monitoring, alert and detection sensors, biometric technology for access control, and advanced communication networks and analytics that enable predictive modeling and much faster response times. This helps eliminate or reduce the amount of potential loss, injuries, and damage.

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All companies around the world are responsible for the safety of their employees, visitors, and assets. To make this possible, it is crucial to embrace the ability to map one's security systems across physical security, IT/cybersecurity and operational technology platforms. This helps avoid and eliminate gaps and risks. It also helps stimulate greater collaboration between cross-functional teams and departments. This is essential for a wide range of organizations, from those that are open to the general public day-in and day-out, such as malls, schools, amusement parks, museums, and sports venues, to large manufacturing and industrial environments with a high value of physical and data assets, and to government and critical infrastructure facilities and systems.

Detection and Biometric Technology

Advanced technologies that can detect threats, such as gunshot detection systems, facial recognition cameras and sophisticated AI-based surveillance systems play a vital role in improving public safety. These technologies can be extremely beneficial to law enforcement, emergency response personnel, as well as private organizations.

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