Tyler Richard

An extremely driven individual that takes ingenuity personally. From building a 30' catapult when he was 12 to his first tech start-up when he was 20, nothing has beaten his determination to see something come to life.
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Evidence Storage Options: Cloud vs. On Premises

Posted by Tyler Richard on Dec 4, 2019 8:35:00 AM
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Topics: Budgeting, Technology, Products, Video

Vehicle Telemetry & Fleet Management

Posted by Tyler Richard on Nov 14, 2019 12:56:52 PM

How nice would it be to have a daily report on your health? You could stop an infection right in its tracks, even at the smallest hint of a cough, it could be treated before progressing into a cold. Think of the doctors' visits, and time off work that could have been saved.  Flu season in Iowa inspired this wonderful metaphor, but today I would like to talk about your vehicle health. 

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Topics: Budgeting, Technology, Products

The Differences Between Sierra Wireless MG90's and MP70's

Posted by Tyler Richard on Sep 11, 2019 7:39:12 AM

Mobile connectivity is a hot topic in the industry of public safety.  Having a reliable connection in a mission critical environment is a must have.  KELTEK provides two primary options for mobile connectivity solutions. To help assist you to distinguish between the two and find out which is the best solution for your department, we broke down the similarities and differences between Sierra Wireless MG90 & MP70. 

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Topics: Technology

Planning Ahead for Body Worn Cameras - With A Lower Cost.

Posted by Tyler Richard on Jun 6, 2019 9:45:00 AM

Body worn cameras have been a topic generating a lot of media attention in recent years.  With a number of successful deployments under our belt, we've helped numerous departments plan the training, and implementation of body worn cameras for their officers a little ahead of the curve. KELTEK is always happy to jump in as s trusted advisor partnering with departments, providing their fully rugged body cameras. We thought we'd share some of their storys in an effort to help you visualize the path towards a successful body worn camera purchase, implementation and deployment.

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Common Connectivity Problems: Data Limits & Manageability

Posted by Tyler Richard on Nov 24, 2017 6:39:00 PM

If you work in the public safety industry, secure and stable connectivity shouldn’t be optional; it should be required. If your connections are spotty or you lose service in certain areas while on the road, how do you expect to communicate quickly and effectively in every emergency situation?

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Topics: Technology, Products

Panasonic Arbitrator Software and Storage Solutions Reign Supreme

Posted by Tyler Richard on Sep 19, 2017 9:01:00 AM


This article concludes our 5-part series covering the many benefits of the Panasonic Arbitrator equipment. We started by introducing Panasonic Arbitrator products, then walked through how to decide which type of camera or video system your fleet is ready to entertain, and then went on to discuss specific features of in-car security cameras and videos and body worn camera solutions.

Today, we'll finish by talking about superb Arbitrator storage solutions, so that once you've captured your evidence, you can keep it safe, secure, and organized so you can easily use it when you need it most.

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Topics: Technology

What to Look for in Your In-Car Camera and Video Hardware

Posted by Tyler Richard on Sep 6, 2017 8:09:00 AM

This is the third article in a series of five that highlight the benefits of Panasonic tough products for your vehicle upfitting needs. The first article in the series, Confidently Capture Evidence with Panasonic Arbitrator, gives you an overview of the Panasonic line of in-car and body worn cameras and the advantages of each. The second article, Are You Ready for a New Camera or Computer System? can help you determine which type of video system would best fit your fleet after considering how you currently capture evidence.

An examination of your current in-car camera and video hardware can help you to see the difference in Panasonic products made especially for emergency response, command, and police vehicles. Comparing your products to the Panasonic Arbitrator 360° HD system can help you to decide whether it's time to upgrade.

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Topics: Vehicle Upfitting, Technology, Products

Sierra Wireless AirLink Manager: Part 1

Posted by Tyler Richard on Aug 8, 2017 11:57:00 AM


Sierra Wireless manufactures innovative products for fleet managers to use in their day-to-day operations to make their jobs easier. Their routers and gateways are made particularly for in-vehicle applications of emergency response vehicles. The AirLink MG90 is their premier product in this category for fleet management. Using this multi-networking platform in conjunction with the AirLink Manager gives you the tools you need for complete mobile network management. Remote features include managing the AirLink router or gateway, troubleshooting abilities, customized views of the infrastructure, and advanced reporting modules. Fleet managers are given a full range of gateway and router management capabilities, increased efficiency, and the ability to view the entire mobile network all at once.

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Topics: Technology, Products

Basic Tips for Evaluating a Body Worn Camera Solution

Posted by Tyler Richard on Jun 29, 2017 6:54:00 PM

The benefits of body worn camera (BWC) recordings are numerous. Body worn cameras are essentially another set of eyes on the scene that record the actions that unfold in front of a police officer. Most officers have experienced individuals who behave in an unruly and offensive manner in the streets and then present a very different face in court. This can sometimes undermine a case for an arrest that stems from the suspect's behavior in the field. The use of a body camera can show exactly what the officer was dealing with at the time of arrest. These cameras can also protect officers from civilian lawsuits. For example, recordings can be used to show the circumstances that necessitated the degree of force used during an arrest as well as provide evidence that officers followed proper protocol during a traffic stop or other interaction. 

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Topics: Technology, Products, Video

How to Protect Your Personal Data When Selling or Returning Fleet Vehicles

Posted by Tyler Richard on May 9, 2017 11:25:00 AM

It is vitally important to remove all data from a fleet vehicle before selling or returning it. To be compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), all patient information must be erased from ambulances and any other medical vehicles. For security reasons, you don’t want anyone else to have access to your company, organization, or personal information.

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Topics: Vehicle Upfitting