25 Articles Tagged Public Safety

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Changing the Lagging Face of Public Safety with Smart Networking Solutions (Part 4)

  • Fab Fiori
  • October 13, 2016 | 6 minutes to read
  • In part I of this series, Avaya Vice President and Chief Technologist for Software-Defined Architecture Jean Turgeon opened up a much-needed conversation about the current…
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E911’s Fatal Flaw is Lack of Location Data—How Avaya Breeze Can Solve

  • Markus Bornheim
  • September 28, 2016 | 6 minutes to read
  • The night of her husband's death, Alison Vroome did everything she knew to be right. She grabbed her phone, called 911 and told the operator…
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Preparing for the eCall Directive in the UK

  • Adrian Brookes
  • September 23, 2016 | 3 minutes to read
  • We have all seen many TV shows where the emergency services have pinpoint accuracy for your location, yet why it is that when you have…
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When Is Enough Actually Enough? Exploring the Lagging Face of Public Safety (Part 2)

  • Mark J. Fletcher, ENP
  • September 19, 2016 | 5 minutes to read
  • In Part 1 of this series, Avaya Vice President and Chief Technologist for software-defined architecture Jean Turgeon opened up a much-needed conversation about the current…
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When is Enough Actually Enough? A Hard Look at the Lagging Face of Public Safety (Part 1)

  • Jean Turgeon
  • September 13, 2016 | 5 minutes to read
  • When we talk about the state of public safety today, we unfortunately have to recognize the devastating tragedies that have forever affected our communities, schools…
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Kari’s Law Progress: Texas to implement new 911 Law

  • Mark J. Fletcher, ENP
  • August 10, 2016 | 2 minutes to read
  • 983 days. 983 days since a little girl lost her mother after a brutal stabbing, because the motel she was staying in required her to…
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Lethal Tech Combo to Fight Crime

  • Iman Ghorayeb
  • May 4, 2016 | 6 minutes to read
  • With tough economic conditions, high crime rates are adding to a climate of risk and uncertainty. While CCTV systems are support to protect schools, banks…
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Avaya Chief Public Safety Architect Talks Kari’s Law, Life-Saving Policies

  • Luke Stangel
  • December 10, 2015 | 6 minutes to read
  • When Hank Hunt’s nine-year-old granddaughter saw her mother being stabbed in a Texas hotel room, she did exactly what she learned to do in the…
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911 Awareness Means Tragedy Averted

  • Mark J. Fletcher, ENP
  • October 1, 2015 | 4 minutes to read
  • It’s said that “lightning never strikes twice.” This is, of course, a statistical assumption and is often disputed by scientists, who note that large attractors…
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How Did a 911 Call Placed in California End Up in Canada?

  • Mark J. Fletcher, ENP
  • August 11, 2015 | 5 minutes to read
  • This week, I am putting down my keyboard and letting a good friend for many years take over the blog, with an important story about assuming…
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911's Biggest Flaw, and How to Solve It

  • Mark J. Fletcher, ENP
  • April 28, 2015 | 3 minutes to read
  • While you may not realize it, your telephone number has been a piece of information used to uniquely identify you or your location for quite…
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Podcast: The Dichotomy of Technology

  • Mark J. Fletcher, ENP
  • March 26, 2015 | 4 minutes to read
  • Working for Avaya, I get to see lots of technology and innovation based around communications enablement. While the bulk of that technology is designed to…
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SIP-Based Communication Technologies Help Meet School Safety Requirements

  • Mark J. Fletcher, ENP
  • January 28, 2015 | 2 minutes to read
  • Click here to listen to the podcast. It has become increasingly critical for schools to implement systems that ensure staff and students know how to…
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Who is Answering Your 911 Calls? The Answer May Shock You.

  • Mark J. Fletcher, ENP
  • December 18, 2014 | 3 minutes to read
  • One of the best-known brands globally are the digits 9-1-1. When we hear those numbers, we immediately equate them to mean "emergency.” Even in countries…
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The 3 Big Questions for 911 Startups

  • Mark J. Fletcher, ENP
  • July 3, 2014 | 7 minutes to read
  • The safety of our nation’s schoolchildren is something that is at the top of everybody’s list. Unfortunately, there are those who try to capitalize on…
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Building a Killer 'Over the Top' Communications App Without Killing Someone

  • Mark J. Fletcher, ENP
  • June 2, 2014 | 4 minutes to read
  • With the recent announcements about text-to-911 becoming a reality in the US--despite its limited geographic deployment--we can firmly state that Next Generation 911 has evolved…