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

How Toughbook® Stacks Up Against the Competition

Posted by Brandon Sjullie on Jan 23, 2020 10:28:13 AM

Panasonic has a long-standing reputation for excellence in its product lines.  Innovation and research have been a core component of Panasonic's legacy in their line of Rugged Laptops and it is one of the main reasons Keltek distributes Toughbook® laptops to the Midwest's public safety officials.  

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Topics: Computers, Technology, Products

A Body Worn Camera Comparison

Posted by Drake Dawson on Jan 8, 2020 1:47:40 PM

Sometimes the vast amount of product options on the market can leave you scratching your head when it comes time to make the decision to pull the trigger on a purchase. What a great problem to have in all reality, a lot of great options, but now it's the stage in the buying process to prioritize just what your personal or professional deciding factors are for a product.  

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Topics: Technology, Products, Video, Getac Video, Arbitrator BWC

The Power of Partnerships

Posted by The Keltek Team on Dec 31, 2019 11:17:55 AM

In early December at the Iowa Sheriff's Winter School, we announced a partnership with Karl Emergency Vehicles. We are excited to work together to help provide technology to the fleets of more Iowa departments and entities.  Knowing there must be some questions you have we decided its best to bring some clarity to our customers. Also to let you know we are the same KELTEK! 

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Topics: Insider, Vehicle Upfitting, Technology, vendors

Disaster Management with Mobile Gateways

Posted by Holly Johnson on Dec 19, 2019 10:52:13 AM

One aspect I find amazing when it comes to our mobile connectivity solutions is the amount of different inquires we receive from diverse entities. The versatility and use cases seem endless for this product. Spring, and even fall of this year, we hear from city managers wanting to utilize mobile routers for their City Sewer Trucks because of flooding in the area. Around harvest we hear from farmers who want connectivity in their farming equipment.  Another use we've got called for in spring, is tornadoes taking out the town's internet. Natural disasters are a perfect example of why these devices are just so important.  This week we want to talk about the benefits in disaster management a Sierra Wireless mobile router can provide.

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Topics: Technology, Products

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

Carrier Spotlight: FIRSTNET™ Built by AT&T

Posted by Holly Johnson on Nov 21, 2019 1:47:39 PM

During a time of emergency, the first thing the majority of people would do is dial 9-1-1. Imagine if that call couldn’t go through? You would feel lost and helpless, having a reliable connection is extremely important in today’s world.

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Topics: Technology, vendors

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