3 x Ways Video Streaming Is Being Used To Improve Operations For Blue Light Service Workers

Police, Fire and Ambulance service providers are streamlining operations using enterprise devices and video-streaming solutions.

It’s not surprising that the recent surge in remote and mobile workers has caused a seismic shift in the number of organisations adopting modern mobile working solutions; consequently, this blog will look at three examples where video-streaming technologies have been adopted by Blue Light service providers, and explore the best ways for other public and private sector organisations to deploy similar technologies.

1) Missing People Cases – Police Services

2) Mapping Buildings In Real-Time – Fire Services

3) Mobile Diagnostic Solutions – Ambulatory Services

4) How To Deploy This Technology For Maximum Impact

Missing People Cases – Police Services

Hertfordshire Constabulary recently procured a new high-spec drone to find missing

people, photograph crime scenes and monitor significant incidences. This comes after previous drone trials enabled Hertfordshire to save several lives during searches for vulnerable people.

With drone technology in mind and the broader usage of mobile devices and field communications technologies, Hertfordshire’s field officers must have continuous access to network connectivity to manage these technologies reliably.

David Krebs, Executive Vice President and Analyst for VDC Research, says that:

“Network access limitations [are a common hurdle for Public Safety officers], which causes frequent coverage issues in the field and ultimately disrupts mission-critical operations. To reduce critical response times, first responders need access to secure, reliable connections and real-time mobile deployment data no matter their location.”

Working in conjunction with the likes of NetMotion and Pangea, MiTEQ can support the adoption of new video-streaming technologies, deploying multi-network SIMs, secure traffic optimisation and analytics tools, and even tagging and tracking assets such as high-value drones, for real-time data insights.

Mapping Out Buildings In Real-Time – Fire Services

Fire brigades have seen huge benefits from adopting video-streaming technologies to enhance field service operations. From the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris to wildfires throughout California, drone technology is being used to help firefighters gather data relating to the size and heat of fires, the damage inflicted to buildings, and even people at risk or in danger.

Similarly to Police forces, Firefighters need to be able to rely on uninterrupted connectivity to stream videos back to trusted parties and continually and securely access mission-critical applications. From Police and Fire, right the way through to Ambulatory services, MiTEQ can help.

Mobile Diagnostic Solutions – Ambulatory Services

Innovate UK is funding an initiative between Pangea and Kingston University – supported by MiTEQ – trialling enhanced video compression and data transfer capabilities over 5G. This aims to enable Ambulance operators to accurately triage patients over video streams en route to A&E. This delivers reliable, low latency connectivity to Healthcare providers – improving response times, cutting costs, and saving lives.

Of course, once proven, this technology can be adopted by ambulance and Ambulance care providers to improve the efficiency of their operations.

How To Deploy This Technology

Regarding mobile video-streaming technologies, hardware, software and connectivity technologies must be brought together to deliver one slick and seamless solution.

MiTEQ’s depth of experience and breadth of partnerships with industry-leading technology providers enable us to guide you towards the right technologies to bring your operational vision to life and support you throughout every stage of the process. Reach out via info@miteq.co.uk or visit our Contact Us for more information.

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