Public safety agencies understand that IP-based and wireless technologies can improve the flow of information that helps save lives and protect first responders. Eighty-two percent report improving efficiencies as their main technology driver. The challenge is creating a plan that fits today’s needs while preparing for the future. Only 29 percent of agencies report having a long-term strategy in place.
This paper from Emergency Management and AT&T presents a roadmap for developing an IP-based public safety technology infrastructure.
• The drivers and building blocks of IP networks for modernizing public safety
• The challenges public safety agencies face when implementing new technologies
• Advice gleaned from interviews with public safety professionals that have already made or are in the process of making the IP transition