In busy inner city environments, events can happen quickly, and staff need to have technology close at hand that they can trust and rely upon. To provide reliable campus-wide communications to a large city campus in central London struggling with coverage, Tait designed a system that keeps their staff connected anywhere and anytime.
The security industry has seen a trend of shifting away from integrated solutions to technology purchased on the internet in a ‘build your own’ style. This opens the door to information security breaches, as this equipment is not always reliable and often does not meet performance requirements. In this blog, Simon Gunton, who has been working on solutions for security companies for many years, discusses the benefits of critical communications for the security industry.
As organizations mature in security adherence and requirements, there is a gradual shift from focus on security through technology to securing the entire ecosystem. The principle behind this is the idea that ‘the weakest link in the chain determines the strength of the entire chain’. Ashish Dutta, Chief Security Officer at Tait Communications, discusses what goes into delivering robust Information Security solutions to mission critical organizations.
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
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.
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