Tait CIO John Emerson discusses why security of information is such a concern, and where to start to make a difference.
What can a security breach mean for your organization?

  • Loss of reputation, customer or community trust
  • Intellectual property theft
  • Loss of investor confidence market share and revenue
  • Legal action

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Technology plays a valuable role in connecting law enforcement agencies with communities. In this article, Louis Quijas, Security Technology Alliance Senior Vice President (Special Ventures), focuses on the role of technology in overcoming the challenges they face.

The role of technology in overcoming Public Safety challenges

Today’s police chief faces growing challenges from identity theft, organized crime, compliance costs associated with legislative change, ongoing budget constraints and the increasing use and cost of technology.

“By using technology properly, I can keep officers on... Continue Reading

Anyone who has experienced first-hand a disaster like a severe storm or earthquake will distinctly remember those fleeting moments directly after the event — grabbing your cell-phone to call your family and hoping like crazy you’d reach them, knowing full well you might only have a few minutes before the public cellular network overloads from everyone else doing the exact same thing. The inability to contact loved ones is heart-wrenching, and it’s the not knowing that causes panic in a community — and where chaos... Continue Reading

By Geoff Peck, Technology and Solution Architect, Tait Communications.

There’s a line in the latest James Bond film, Skyfall, where 007’s tech support guy, Q, says:
“I can get more done in my pajamas before my first cup of Earl Grey, working on my laptop, than you can do in the field in a year.”
Daniel Craig’s character may be fictional, but the situation he finds himself in is a stark reality. Today, policing is just as much about cops being “connected” as it is about cops on the street. Continue Reading

Coverage reliability is possibly the single most critical requirement for Public Safety communications. It is also one of the most complex. To provide effective coverage for modern networks takes a deep understanding of coverage theory, a toolbox of principles and approaches and the practical experience of successful implementations. Stakes are high, and coverage cannot be left to chance.

“Coverage reliability” is an engineer’s way of stating the probability that Public Safety officers can communicate clearly, at any time and any place within their coverage area.... Continue Reading