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

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,