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Public Safety Technology: Capture Date, Enhance Intelligence and Improve Security


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IBM offers public safety technology to enhance government command, control and response capabilities -- by harnessing digital video surveillance for better intelligence, minimizing information fraud and allowing first responders to operate more effectively during emergencies.

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Public Safety Technology: Capture Date, Enhance Intelligence and Improve Security

  1. 1. IBM Sales and Distribution Government Solution Brief Public safety Capture data, enhance intelligence and improve security Reducing crime, responding effectively to a disaster, and protecting cit- Highlights: izens and public assets are significant challenges facing governments. How your citizens perceive their safety has a direct impact on where ● Enhance command, control and they choose to live, work and play. Public safety solutions from response capabilities IBM can help governments, public safety agencies, first responders and ● Harness video surveillance to enhance schools address threats and respond effectively when situations arise. intelligence and improve situational awareness How do you make public safety more effective? You improve access to ● Minimize fraud and transform the way data, which leads to improved collaboration and response times. you gather, analyze and use information Whereas a piece of data by itself may seem insignificant, intercon- ● Enable first responders to more effec- nected data from multiple sources can paint a broader picture. Our tively collaborate, communicate and public safety solutions generate insights by providing a comprehensive, operate during emergencies near-real-time view of events that can help emergency managers better assess needs, prioritize and coordinate actions, and proactively deploy assets to address—and potentially prevent—adverse incidents. Physical security and surveillance Public safety solutions like digital video surveillance can help you improve physical security at multiple locations with less manpower. The ability to secure people, property and infrastructure—such as water supplies and utility grids—with cameras, sensors and biometrics can provide increased understanding from a surveillance perspective. Use digital video to analyze discrepancies or anything out of order by capturing details that human capabilities might miss.
  2. 2. Fraud and threat intelligence, crime data analytics Data analytic solutions applied to public safety can help minimize fraud and transform the way you gather, analyze and use information by low- ering the barriers to sharing information cross agency or departments. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2010 For example, when a man walked into a pizzeria, pulled a gun on the Route 100 owner and robbed him, real-time data helped solve the crime. While Somers, NY 10589 the man had no identifying characteristics except for a tattoo on his Produced in the United States of America neck, a search of the data repository—parking tickets, citations, court May 2010 and prison information, social services and abuse reports—quickly pro- All Rights Reserved vided an identity and address. IBM, the IBM logo and are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. If these and other Emergency response interoperability and IBM trademarked terms are marked on their first occurrence collaboration in this information with a trademark symbol (® or ™), these symbols indicate U.S. registered or common law trademarks In order to operate most effectively during emergencies first respon- owned by IBM at the time this information was published. ders need the highest level of situational awareness they can receive. Such trademarks may also be registered or common law For instance, when fire fighters enter a burning building, they need trademarks in other countries. A current list of IBM trademarks is available on the Web at “Copyright and instant access to details. Is the building being renovated? Are the trademark information” at sprinklers turned off? What is the owner doing with the property? Other company, product or service names may be trademarks Somebody has these details, but the data needs to be communicated to or service marks of others. the fire department. Providing municipal department data to first responders means these fire fighters stand a better chance of success. In Please Recycle a natural or man-made disaster, the solution can provide assistance in locating missing persons or coordinating volunteer efforts for searches, general emergency status and monitoring, and data storage for volun- teer skills, location and experience. Whether responding to mass emergencies, tracking criminals or secur- ing people, property and infrastructure, our public safety solutions can provide the interoperability, incident management, resource planning, tracking, coordination and dispatch needed to better synchronize effec- tive responses. The solutions utilize IBM’s deep expertise in large-scale systems that integrate computers, networking, telephony, mission- critical applications and call centers. For more information To learn more about our public safety solutions, please contact your IBM marketing representative or IBM Business Partner, or visit the following Web site: GPS03003-USEN-00