Free Newsletter
Register for our Free Newsletters
Newsletter
Zones
Access Control
LeftNav
Alarms
LeftNav
Biometrics
LeftNav
Detection
LeftNav
Deutsche Zone (German Zone)
LeftNav
Education, Training and Professional Services
LeftNav
Government Programmes
LeftNav
Guarding, Equipment and Enforcement
LeftNav
Industrial Computing Security
LeftNav
IT Security
LeftNav
Physical Security
LeftNav
Surveillance
LeftNav
View All
Other Carouselweb publications
Carousel Web
Defense File
New Materials
Pro Health Zone
Pro Manufacturing Zone
Pro Security Zone
Web Lec
 
ProSecurityZone Sponsor
 
ProSecurityZone Sponsor
 
ProSecurityZone Sponsor
 
ProSecurityZone Sponsor
 
ProSecurityZone Sponsor
 
ProSecurityZone Sponsor
 
 
News

Dual purpose public safety wireless mesh for Juno Beach

Tropos Networks : 12 December, 2008  (Application Story)
Florida town gains wireless mesh network from Tropos to fulfill police communication requirements as well as providing residential broadband internet access
The Town of Juno Beach, Florida and Tropos have announced that Juno Beach's wireless broadband network is being used by both police officers to improve public safety, as well as for cost-effective Internet access services for the community.

"Our initial goal in deploying the network was to provide our mobile police officers with real-time access to information as they patrolled the community, helping make them more efficient," said Jim Lyons, Mayor of Juno Beach.

The Tropos solution has greatly improved the overall effectiveness of police officers, enabling them to connect to the network from laptops in their patrol cars, providing them with real time access to key databases, and enabling download of photos, filing of reports and access to the same applications as at the precinct. "The ability for police officers to spend more time patrolling in the community while maintaining access to critical data has significantly improved their efficiency, and overall safety of the community," said Police Chief Dennis Weiner.

Juno Beach has 3,500 year-round residents and this number grows to over 7,000 during winter months. Previously, winter residents who wanted access during these months did not have the flexibility of obtaining broadband Internet service for just the time they were there. To address this concern, the city now offers wireless Internet access that can be purchased for just a few months of the year or as an annual subscription. This provides residents with mobile Internet access around town and a less expensive alternative to year-round cable or DSL services.

The network now blankets the 2.4 square miles of the city, covering both business and residential areas of the city. GTS designed and provided installation and configuration services for the network. Additional applications planned for deployment early next year that will further improve public safety are centralized traffic light monitoring for red light and speeding violations, and computer aided dispatch and records management. Several applications being evaluated include in-police car access to the live video feeds from the security cameras around town; real-time automated license plate reading; and a security alarm monitoring service offered to residents and businesses.

"Juno Beach's use of the Tropos wireless network is another strong example of how a city benefits from owning and operating a wireless broadband IP network that helps them more efficiently operate many different municipal services," said Tom Ayers, President and CEO of Tropos Networks. "Like Juno Beach, we see many customers using Tropos as a foundation for creating communities that are safer and smarter to help improve the quality of life."
Bookmark and Share
 
Home I Editor's Blog I News by Zone I News by Date I News by Category I Special Reports I Directory I Events I Advertise I Submit Your News I About Us I Guides
 
   © 2012 ProSecurityZone.com
Netgains Logo