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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.