KELTEK Blog

10 Ways Technology Is Improving Patrol Car Efficiency and Safety

Posted by Holly Johnson on Mar 2, 2020 3:00:36 PM

You are in your vehicle for the majority of your day when you work as a police officer or sheriff. The last thing you want is to be uncomfortable, or potentially be put in harm's way due to equipment placement or failure. The IoT or Internet of Things is growing fast and with that, there are benefits to the law enforcement industry.  Today we review ten reasons why technological advancement is working to improve public safety entities. 

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Topics: Insider, Vehicle Upfitting, Budgeting, Computers, Technology, Products, Getac Video, Arbitrator BWC

2020 Private Funding Grants for Public Safety

Posted by Partner at Getac Video Solutions on Feb 13, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Each year, the federal government awards more than $500 billion in grants. While the government remains the primary source of law enforcement grant funding, additional support is sometimes needed. Private funding is another option.

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Topics: Budgeting, Technology, Getac Video

What is Hardware-as-a-Service

Posted by Kelly Milligan on Feb 5, 2020 11:03:02 AM

Hardware-as-a-Service or HaaS is basically a monthly lease or fee for technology hardware. The concept has been around for years. You may already be using a Hardware-as-a-Service program, without even knowing. For example, if your home internet provider swaps out your router every few years for the newest model, you're in a hardware as a service agreement. KELTEK recommends small to medium sized departments consider this option.  There are multiple benefits to utilizing programs that help manage technology. 

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Topics: Budgeting, Technology

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

Benefits of a State Contracted Upfitter

Posted by Ashley Schepler on Oct 22, 2019 7:41:48 AM

What is a state contract?

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Topics: Insider, Vehicle Upfitting, Budgeting, Computers

Time is Running Out, Do You Have a Plan?

Posted by Ryan Surber on May 20, 2019 3:26:07 PM

Time is Running Out, Do You Have a Plan?

The end of the fiscal year is upon us. Do you have a plan? It seems like every year, it sneaks up on departments and we want to help. In this post I want to share some great ideas on how to maximize your budget...

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Topics: Insider, Vehicle Upfitting, Budgeting, Computers, Technology, Products, Video

SMART Goals to Help You Plan Your Upfit—Part 2

Posted by Kelly Milligan on Feb 5, 2018 9:15:32 AM

 

In our last blog post, Jesse talked about the S.M.A.R.T. method of success: a way to set concrete goals with measurable objectives. If you’re planning an upfit project for your fleet, this strategy can help you get the most for your money and best meet the needs of your organization. We already discussed how planning a vehicle upfitting project for your fleet starts with setting goals that are specific and measurable. Today, I'll cover how to also make your goals attainable, relevant, and time-bound.

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Topics: Vehicle Upfitting, Budgeting

SMART Goals to Help You Plan Your Upfit—Part 1

Posted by Jesse Peters on Jan 29, 2018 10:37:07 AM

 

The beginning of a new year is a great time to set goals and plan out your yearly budget. If vehicle upfitting is on your to-do list this year, use the S.M.A.R.T. philosophy to help you set and meet your goals on time and within budget.

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Topics: Vehicle Upfitting, Budgeting

4 Things You Need to Consider When Choosing an Upfitter

Posted by Jesse Peters on Jan 15, 2018 9:23:43 AM

If now is the time to upfit your emergency response vehicle equipment or undertake other vehicle upfitting projects on your fleet, the biggest decision you’ll have to make is which vehicle upfitter to choose. Ask yourself these four questions to determine whether a company is right for your department’s needs.

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Topics: Vehicle Upfitting, Budgeting