Critical communications require robust protection from physical or cyber attack, eavesdropping and equipment failure.
Physical security – protecting your sites
Ideally, your site equipment is housed in your own building, surrounded by secure fencing which only your organization can access. However, that is not the reality for most system operators, who must choose a combination of cameras, fencing, controlled access, monitoring and inspection, while sharing sites with other organizations. Continue Reading

No single system will deliver all the information types required to achieve efficiency and effectiveness gains in the dynamic environment of modern communications.

Simple physics and economics mean that, in the future, operators will need to deploy multiple communication bearers to access rich data sources.

Future-proofing your communications involves recognizing that the convergence of wireless communications, voice over IP, data networks, and smart devices is already well underway. However, this will need to be achieved without jeopardizing or... Continue Reading

Training for safety and efficiency
Well-trained individuals and teams have clarity around their day to day responsibilities, and clear expectations from colleagues and mutual aid partners when disasters happen.

The Human Factor is the next article taken from the new guide on how to protect and strengthen your LMR system. If you missed the previous chapters you can read those here.

The Tougher LMR Networks guide investigates every aspect of wireless communications, and considers how operators might make their LMR systems more resilient.

You can also Continue Reading

Operators can efficiently track and identify assets and people, then reconfigure or quickly disable units to prevent them falling into the wrong hands.

Managing assets, fleets and subscribers is the next article taken from the new guide on how to protect and strengthen your LMR system. If you missed the previous chapters you can read those here.

The Tougher LMR Networks guide investigates every aspect of wireless communications, and considers how operators might make their LMR systems more resilient.

You can also download the full... Continue Reading

Operators who routinely monitor their systems can detect issues and take remedial action before failure can occur. In the worst case scenario, a point of failure can be more quickly identified and remedied sooner.

This post focuses on the importance of monitoring to protect and strengthen your LMR system. If you missed the previous posts you can catch up on those here.

The Tougher LMR Networks guide investigates every aspect of wireless communications, and considers how operators might make their LMR systems more resilient. You can also download the full guide... Continue Reading