ESSER III Funding: What You Need to Know

As COVID restrictions begin to ease across the country, the Biden administration is making another round of grant money available to help elementary and secondary school administrators reopen schools safely. The new Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III) was established in March, 2021 when the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act was signed into...
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Construction

Custom Two-Way Radio Solution Helps Deaf Employee Work Independently

When Mark Weiss hired a deaf maintenance tech at his FedEx facility a few months ago, he knew communicating with his new employee would be a challenge. “We needed to hook him into our existing two-way radio system but I wasn’t sure how to make that happen,” said Weiss, Facility Maintenance Manager. “I was on

The Integration Platform that Enables Safer Environments

BAYCOM is now offering a Motorola Solutions platform that will enable organizations to take full advantage of the benefits of technology integration to enhance safety and address issues that have arisen during the coronavirus. BAYCOM Communications Consultant Aaron Mulkey cites the example of a Wisconsin manufacturer that is revising its workflow to better distance employees

COVID-19

ESSER III Funding: What You Need to Know

As COVID restrictions begin to ease across the country, the Biden administration is making another round of grant money available to help elementary and secondary school administrators reopen schools safely. The new Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III) was established in March, 2021 when the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act was signed into

Custom Two-Way Radio Solution Helps Deaf Employee Work Independently

When Mark Weiss hired a deaf maintenance tech at his FedEx facility a few months ago, he knew communicating with his new employee would be a challenge. “We needed to hook him into our existing two-way radio system but I wasn’t sure how to make that happen,” said Weiss, Facility Maintenance Manager. “I was on

2021 Grant Assistance Now Available from Panasonic TOUGHBOOKs

Our partners at Panasonic are offering to help customers secure grant opportunities and prepare competitive applications for the funding of projects in 2021. The program helps public sector agencies develop project ideas, get technology-rich projects funded and even expand communications and security initiatives that are already in the works. The free assistance includes: Access to

The Integration Platform that Enables Safer Environments

BAYCOM is now offering a Motorola Solutions platform that will enable organizations to take full advantage of the benefits of technology integration to enhance safety and address issues that have arisen during the coronavirus. BAYCOM Communications Consultant Aaron Mulkey cites the example of a Wisconsin manufacturer that is revising its workflow to better distance employees

Education

ESSER III Funding: What You Need to Know

As COVID restrictions begin to ease across the country, the Biden administration is making another round of grant money available to help elementary and secondary school administrators reopen schools safely. The new Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III) was established in March, 2021 when the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act was signed into

2021 Grant Assistance Now Available from Panasonic TOUGHBOOKs

Our partners at Panasonic are offering to help customers secure grant opportunities and prepare competitive applications for the funding of projects in 2021. The program helps public sector agencies develop project ideas, get technology-rich projects funded and even expand communications and security initiatives that are already in the works. The free assistance includes: Access to

Educators: Grant Assistance Now Available for Video Security Projects

Our partners at Motorola/Avigilon are offering to help educators identify grant opportunities and prepare competitive applications for the funding of video security projects. The free, customized assistance includes: Grant research Weekly (or even daily) alerts to federal, state, local and corporate grants that become available Free access to the grantfinder.com database Assistance with application process

The Integration Platform that Enables Safer Environments

BAYCOM is now offering a Motorola Solutions platform that will enable organizations to take full advantage of the benefits of technology integration to enhance safety and address issues that have arisen during the coronavirus. BAYCOM Communications Consultant Aaron Mulkey cites the example of a Wisconsin manufacturer that is revising its workflow to better distance employees

Events & News

ESSER III Funding: What You Need to Know

As COVID restrictions begin to ease across the country, the Biden administration is making another round of grant money available to help elementary and secondary school administrators reopen schools safely. The new Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III) was established in March, 2021 when the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act was signed into

Critical Infrastructure Close Call

A potentially dangerous situation was thwarted last month in Oldsmar, Florida, thanks to an alert water-treatment plant operator. According to a report in IWCE Urgent Communications, a hacker infiltrated the computer system of the Tampa-area water-treatment plant and made a change to the lye level in the system. “After the intruder increased the parts per

Custom Two-Way Radio Solution Helps Deaf Employee Work Independently

When Mark Weiss hired a deaf maintenance tech at his FedEx facility a few months ago, he knew communicating with his new employee would be a challenge. “We needed to hook him into our existing two-way radio system but I wasn’t sure how to make that happen,” said Weiss, Facility Maintenance Manager. “I was on

2021 Grant Assistance Now Available from Panasonic TOUGHBOOKs

Our partners at Panasonic are offering to help customers secure grant opportunities and prepare competitive applications for the funding of projects in 2021. The program helps public sector agencies develop project ideas, get technology-rich projects funded and even expand communications and security initiatives that are already in the works. The free assistance includes: Access to

Fire & EMS

2021 Grant Assistance Now Available from Panasonic TOUGHBOOKs

Our partners at Panasonic are offering to help customers secure grant opportunities and prepare competitive applications for the funding of projects in 2021. The program helps public sector agencies develop project ideas, get technology-rich projects funded and even expand communications and security initiatives that are already in the works. The free assistance includes: Access to

Camera-Sharing Program Helps Ensure Safer Communities

Our partners at Motorola Solutions have developed a new program that allows businesses to share security camera images with law enforcement in real time, so agencies can respond to incidents more quickly and accurately, and ensure safer outcomes. The Avigilon™ Public-Private Partnership Packages leverage Avigilon Cloud Services, and give business owners the ability to: Get

Why the Future of Public Safety Will Rely on Wireless Mesh Networks

November 17, 2020 | Written by Rajant Corp. Homeland Security, law enforcement, emergency management, first responders, physical security professionals, computer and IT security experts, firefighters; these and so many others play a critical role within the multi-faceted public safety sector. Despite the disparate nature of public safety threats, which range from the most serious of

Interest is Growing to Standardize Two-Way Radio Signal-Strength Testing and Coverage Requirements

Across Wisconsin’s most heavily populated county, there’s a movement afoot to increase the reliability of radio coverage for first responders within commercial buildings and large family dwellings. Currently, the 19 municipalities within Milwaukee County follow various (and often different) versions of The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 72) code recommendations for first responder radio coverage,

Healthcare & Hospitals

Custom Two-Way Radio Solution Helps Deaf Employee Work Independently

When Mark Weiss hired a deaf maintenance tech at his FedEx facility a few months ago, he knew communicating with his new employee would be a challenge. “We needed to hook him into our existing two-way radio system but I wasn’t sure how to make that happen,” said Weiss, Facility Maintenance Manager. “I was on

2021 Grant Assistance Now Available from Panasonic TOUGHBOOKs

Our partners at Panasonic are offering to help customers secure grant opportunities and prepare competitive applications for the funding of projects in 2021. The program helps public sector agencies develop project ideas, get technology-rich projects funded and even expand communications and security initiatives that are already in the works. The free assistance includes: Access to

Educators: Grant Assistance Now Available for Video Security Projects

Our partners at Motorola/Avigilon are offering to help educators identify grant opportunities and prepare competitive applications for the funding of video security projects. The free, customized assistance includes: Grant research Weekly (or even daily) alerts to federal, state, local and corporate grants that become available Free access to the grantfinder.com database Assistance with application process

Interest is Growing to Standardize Two-Way Radio Signal-Strength Testing and Coverage Requirements

Across Wisconsin’s most heavily populated county, there’s a movement afoot to increase the reliability of radio coverage for first responders within commercial buildings and large family dwellings. Currently, the 19 municipalities within Milwaukee County follow various (and often different) versions of The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 72) code recommendations for first responder radio coverage,

Hotels & Hospitality

Custom Two-Way Radio Solution Helps Deaf Employee Work Independently

When Mark Weiss hired a deaf maintenance tech at his FedEx facility a few months ago, he knew communicating with his new employee would be a challenge. “We needed to hook him into our existing two-way radio system but I wasn’t sure how to make that happen,” said Weiss, Facility Maintenance Manager. “I was on

Camera-Sharing Program Helps Ensure Safer Communities

Our partners at Motorola Solutions have developed a new program that allows businesses to share security camera images with law enforcement in real time, so agencies can respond to incidents more quickly and accurately, and ensure safer outcomes. The Avigilon™ Public-Private Partnership Packages leverage Avigilon Cloud Services, and give business owners the ability to: Get

Educators: Grant Assistance Now Available for Video Security Projects

Our partners at Motorola/Avigilon are offering to help educators identify grant opportunities and prepare competitive applications for the funding of video security projects. The free, customized assistance includes: Grant research Weekly (or even daily) alerts to federal, state, local and corporate grants that become available Free access to the grantfinder.com database Assistance with application process

Interest is Growing to Standardize Two-Way Radio Signal-Strength Testing and Coverage Requirements

Across Wisconsin’s most heavily populated county, there’s a movement afoot to increase the reliability of radio coverage for first responders within commercial buildings and large family dwellings. Currently, the 19 municipalities within Milwaukee County follow various (and often different) versions of The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 72) code recommendations for first responder radio coverage,

The Integration Platform that Enables Safer Environments

BAYCOM is now offering a Motorola Solutions platform that will enable organizations to take full advantage of the benefits of technology integration to enhance safety and address issues that have arisen during the coronavirus. BAYCOM Communications Consultant Aaron Mulkey cites the example of a Wisconsin manufacturer that is revising its workflow to better distance employees

Law Enforcement

2021 Grant Assistance Now Available from Panasonic TOUGHBOOKs

Our partners at Panasonic are offering to help customers secure grant opportunities and prepare competitive applications for the funding of projects in 2021. The program helps public sector agencies develop project ideas, get technology-rich projects funded and even expand communications and security initiatives that are already in the works. The free assistance includes: Access to

Camera-Sharing Program Helps Ensure Safer Communities

Our partners at Motorola Solutions have developed a new program that allows businesses to share security camera images with law enforcement in real time, so agencies can respond to incidents more quickly and accurately, and ensure safer outcomes. The Avigilon™ Public-Private Partnership Packages leverage Avigilon Cloud Services, and give business owners the ability to: Get

Why the Future of Public Safety Will Rely on Wireless Mesh Networks

November 17, 2020 | Written by Rajant Corp. Homeland Security, law enforcement, emergency management, first responders, physical security professionals, computer and IT security experts, firefighters; these and so many others play a critical role within the multi-faceted public safety sector. Despite the disparate nature of public safety threats, which range from the most serious of

The Case for ALPR on Campus

When automated license plate recognition (ALPR) technology was introduced in the 1990’s it was initially adopted by public safety departments to enhance their enforcement and investigative capabilities. Today, you’ll find the technology in toll plazas, airport parking structures and, increasingly, on school grounds and college campuses as leaders look for ways to enhance security, add

Manufacturing

Custom Two-Way Radio Solution Helps Deaf Employee Work Independently

When Mark Weiss hired a deaf maintenance tech at his FedEx facility a few months ago, he knew communicating with his new employee would be a challenge. “We needed to hook him into our existing two-way radio system but I wasn’t sure how to make that happen,” said Weiss, Facility Maintenance Manager. “I was on

Educators: Grant Assistance Now Available for Video Security Projects

Our partners at Motorola/Avigilon are offering to help educators identify grant opportunities and prepare competitive applications for the funding of video security projects. The free, customized assistance includes: Grant research Weekly (or even daily) alerts to federal, state, local and corporate grants that become available Free access to the grantfinder.com database Assistance with application process

The Integration Platform that Enables Safer Environments

BAYCOM is now offering a Motorola Solutions platform that will enable organizations to take full advantage of the benefits of technology integration to enhance safety and address issues that have arisen during the coronavirus. BAYCOM Communications Consultant Aaron Mulkey cites the example of a Wisconsin manufacturer that is revising its workflow to better distance employees

Avigilon™ from Motorola Solutions Enables the ‘Smart Restart’ of Business while Respecting Employee Privacy

As organizations emerge from the shut-downs imposed during the COVID-19 outbreak, conducting business-as-usual will be a thing of the past. For the foreseeable future, workplaces of all sizes will be implementing new rules and adopting best practices in social distancing. Motorola Solution’s video management system, the Avigilon Control Center (ACC), can help you monitor compliance

MKE DNC 2020

DNC 2020: Seize the Opportunity to Shine

When the world’s attention is focused on Milwaukee during the Democratic National Convention next summer, businesses like yours will have a remarkable opportunity to shine. BAYCOM is ready to help you make a great impression. “We’re already in the planning stages with many of our customers who know they’ll need to enhance their communications and

Acqualina Resort Case Study

See how this high-end resort used the features of their Motorola radios to document, connect, and organize each department at the Acqualina hotel. The building acting, as a huge antenna, provides coverage not only for the building but for the surrounding areas. The cost savings that they achieved was only an extra benefit compared to the

Networks

Critical Infrastructure Close Call

A potentially dangerous situation was thwarted last month in Oldsmar, Florida, thanks to an alert water-treatment plant operator. According to a report in IWCE Urgent Communications, a hacker infiltrated the computer system of the Tampa-area water-treatment plant and made a change to the lye level in the system. “After the intruder increased the parts per

Why the Future of Public Safety Will Rely on Wireless Mesh Networks

November 17, 2020 | Written by Rajant Corp. Homeland Security, law enforcement, emergency management, first responders, physical security professionals, computer and IT security experts, firefighters; these and so many others play a critical role within the multi-faceted public safety sector. Despite the disparate nature of public safety threats, which range from the most serious of

Panasonic

2021 Grant Assistance Now Available from Panasonic TOUGHBOOKs

Our partners at Panasonic are offering to help customers secure grant opportunities and prepare competitive applications for the funding of projects in 2021. The program helps public sector agencies develop project ideas, get technology-rich projects funded and even expand communications and security initiatives that are already in the works. The free assistance includes: Access to

Sanitation Best Practices for Protecting Your Health & Equipment

Now more than ever, those of us who use two-way radios, mobile computers and tablets must keep them clean and sanitized to reduce or eliminate the spread of bacteria and germs. But what methods and products work best?  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has compiled a list of more than 350 products that meet its

2019 FEMA Grant Application Period is Open

Need help obtaining critically needed equipment to protect and serve the public? Millions of dollars in grant money is available through FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources necessary for protecting the public and emergency personnel from fire and

Report: Government & Public Safety Leaders Vow to Embrace Disruptive Technologies

To build smarter, safer, more sustainable cities and states, decision-makers in Government & Public Safety are acutely aware of the future value of advanced technologies. In a recent Panasonic survey of more than 400 technology decision-makers1 across 13 industries (including Government and Public Safety), more than half considered mobile devices, apps and commerce, the cloud

Could the Laptops and Tablets in Your Portfolio Pass the “Rugged” Tests?

In most commercial and public safety environments, laptops and tablets need to be rugged—withstanding drops, vibrations, extreme temperatures, high altitudes, water, and dust. But how durable are these devices, really? Have they earned the right to be called “rugged”? Back in the 1960s, the Department of Defense developed a series of tests, called MIL-STD-810G specifications,

Rentals

Sanitation Best Practices for Protecting Your Health & Equipment

Now more than ever, those of us who use two-way radios, mobile computers and tablets must keep them clean and sanitized to reduce or eliminate the spread of bacteria and germs. But what methods and products work best?  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has compiled a list of more than 350 products that meet its

BAYCOM Partners with
Rhino Communication Rentals

In an effort to expand on our rental capacity and capabilities, we here at BAYCOM have joined forces with Rhino Communication Rentals. Rhino Communication Rentals is headquartered in Maple Grove, MN just outside the Twin Cities and specializes in two-way rental communication.  With over 50 years of combined experience in the industry, Rhino focuses on

BAYCOM Two-Way Radios help Keep Vets Safe during Honor Flights

As we celebrate the men and women who have served our country, we’re also proud to share that we provide two-way radios and accessories to the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, based here in Wisconsin. Stars and Stripes is part of the national Honor Flight Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring our veterans feel

DNC 2020: Seize the Opportunity to Shine

When the world’s attention is focused on Milwaukee during the Democratic National Convention next summer, businesses like yours will have a remarkable opportunity to shine. BAYCOM is ready to help you make a great impression. “We’re already in the planning stages with many of our customers who know they’ll need to enhance their communications and

Tools and Solutions

Critical Infrastructure Close Call

A potentially dangerous situation was thwarted last month in Oldsmar, Florida, thanks to an alert water-treatment plant operator. According to a report in IWCE Urgent Communications, a hacker infiltrated the computer system of the Tampa-area water-treatment plant and made a change to the lye level in the system. “After the intruder increased the parts per

Custom Two-Way Radio Solution Helps Deaf Employee Work Independently

When Mark Weiss hired a deaf maintenance tech at his FedEx facility a few months ago, he knew communicating with his new employee would be a challenge. “We needed to hook him into our existing two-way radio system but I wasn’t sure how to make that happen,” said Weiss, Facility Maintenance Manager. “I was on

Camera-Sharing Program Helps Ensure Safer Communities

Our partners at Motorola Solutions have developed a new program that allows businesses to share security camera images with law enforcement in real time, so agencies can respond to incidents more quickly and accurately, and ensure safer outcomes. The Avigilon™ Public-Private Partnership Packages leverage Avigilon Cloud Services, and give business owners the ability to: Get

Educators: Grant Assistance Now Available for Video Security Projects

Our partners at Motorola/Avigilon are offering to help educators identify grant opportunities and prepare competitive applications for the funding of video security projects. The free, customized assistance includes: Grant research Weekly (or even daily) alerts to federal, state, local and corporate grants that become available Free access to the grantfinder.com database Assistance with application process

Interest is Growing to Standardize Two-Way Radio Signal-Strength Testing and Coverage Requirements

Across Wisconsin’s most heavily populated county, there’s a movement afoot to increase the reliability of radio coverage for first responders within commercial buildings and large family dwellings. Currently, the 19 municipalities within Milwaukee County follow various (and often different) versions of The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 72) code recommendations for first responder radio coverage,

Transportation & Logistics

Custom Two-Way Radio Solution Helps Deaf Employee Work Independently

When Mark Weiss hired a deaf maintenance tech at his FedEx facility a few months ago, he knew communicating with his new employee would be a challenge. “We needed to hook him into our existing two-way radio system but I wasn’t sure how to make that happen,” said Weiss, Facility Maintenance Manager. “I was on

The Integration Platform that Enables Safer Environments

BAYCOM is now offering a Motorola Solutions platform that will enable organizations to take full advantage of the benefits of technology integration to enhance safety and address issues that have arisen during the coronavirus. BAYCOM Communications Consultant Aaron Mulkey cites the example of a Wisconsin manufacturer that is revising its workflow to better distance employees

Sanitation Best Practices for Protecting Your Health & Equipment

Now more than ever, those of us who use two-way radios, mobile computers and tablets must keep them clean and sanitized to reduce or eliminate the spread of bacteria and germs. But what methods and products work best?  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has compiled a list of more than 350 products that meet its

Two-way radios help educators safely care for students with special needs

To better ensure the safety and security of the nation’s school children, districts are increasingly turning to two-way radios to facilitate communications between teachers, staff and public safety officers. With push-to-talk capability, two-way radios offer educators an instant and reliable means of communication in an emergency. They’re also a critical everyday tool for teachers and

University Solutions: License Plate Readers Debunk Parking Capacity Myth, Generate Revenue & Enhance Safety

At The University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, administrators recently took steps to investigate what they thought was a problem with parking lot capacity. “People were complaining about the lack of parking spaces, but the university had no real way to accurately track day-to-day availability,” said BAYCOM Communications Consultant Kate Premo. “So they installed automatic license plate recognition (ALPR)