Chapter 15. Public Safety

The primary objectives of public safety organizations are to keep citizens, communities, and public spaces safe with faster response, improved operational efficiency, and reduced costs. Public safety and emergency response challenges are growing in complexity, and expectations are rising, with increasing demands for critical communications across a growing spectrum of voice, data, and video. In a crisis situation, every second counts. Potentially life-threatening situations change in a heartbeat, and decisions must be made in seconds.

Even though the Internet of Things is a fairly recent concept, it is already having a profound impact on public safety, where the demand for real-time information and situational awareness ...

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