How are First Responder Devices Built? The Tech Inside the Tools

First Responder Devices: What’s Inside Matters   From body cams to ruggedized laptops, first responder devices come in a variety of forms to serve a host of functions.   Because there are so many types of connected things, it can be challenging to isolate the key components of a particular device. But identifying those elements […]

Read more

IoT Devices for EMS: What First Responders Need to Know

As an EMS first responder, you’re on the front lines of the medical field, providing urgent care in critical situations. With the introduction of a dedicated first responder cellular network in the U.S., EMS communication systems are expanding to embrace greater functionality and potential for sharing information more quickly and easily.   Technology is evolving […]

Read more

How Cellular Connected Drones Can Improve Emergency Response

Why Cellular Connected Drones Could Hold the Key Toward Improving Emergency Response and Disaster Relief   Drones comprise a huge faction of the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem, and they are fast becoming key tools for first responders.   A recent report by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College revealed […]

Read more

4 Design Factors to Consider for Future-Proof First Responder Products

Future-Proofing Your Connected First Responder Network Device   Cellular technology is constantly changing.   In the past few decades, networks have progressed from 1G to 4G LTE and are now quickly going beyond into 5G. Technical advancements are extreme, taking cellular from the analog mobile phones of the 1980s to the high-speed, IP-based devices of […]

Read more

IoT Devices for Firefighters: Key Certifications and Features

First Responder Devices for Firefighters: Does Your Technology Meet Mission Critical Standards?   As a firefighter, you’re committed to using the best possible equipment to accelerate your response to emergency calls. The Internet of Things (IoT) is set to change how we fight fires, enabling links between personnel on the scene and remote experts who […]

Read more

First Responder Device Design for Police: What You Need to Know

The growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), along with the launch of a dedicated first responder network in the U.S., is causing a monumental shift in police work. License plate and facial recognition devices find connections between suspects on a scene and document offenders. Officers wear body cams and connected clothing to monitor vital […]

Read more

5 Questions to Ask Your First Responder Solutions Provider

Following the rollout of a dedicated first responder network in the U.S., municipalities are choosing providers and building out their arsenal of network gateways and connected devices. As you weigh your options and choose devices that fit your needs, be aware of the potential pitfalls—especially security risks—that face you on the market.   To avoid […]

Read more

3 Questions to Ask Before Designing a FirstNet Compatible Device

The FirstNet market is growing rapidly—from $4 million in revenues from LTE devices in the U.S. public safety sector in 2016 to $205 million in 2021, IHS Markit predicts — and it’s radically different from other IoT markets in several important ways. The network itself is operated by AT&T-FirstNet for the first responder community and […]

Read more

How Remote Device Management Helps First Responders

Like other Internet of Things products, public safety devices connected to cellular networks require monitoring and updates to keep them current.   Because these devices are used in mission-critical situations where lives are at stake, it’s essential for first responder service providers and agencies to be able to manage devices remotely.   They’re going into […]

Read more

How Advances In Gigabit LTE Are Improving Public Safety

When disaster strikes, mobilizing a network of first responders in a hurry saves countless lives. Natural disasters, fires and other emergency situations depend on operations grids to quickly provide supplies and resources to areas where public safety is at risk. Ultra-high-speed communication networks and Internet of Things (IoT) modules are helping first responders access information […]

Read more