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May 12, 2017

How to Create a Safer Community with Wireless Broadband Technology

by John_A

Setting up wireless broadband in your area is not the first thing that comes to mind when talking about safety. After all, simply having this network to provide internet access won’t necessarily prevent burglars from breaking into your home or business.

However, having wireless broadband in a community can improve the capabilities of different institutions to provide safety. Here’s how.

Understanding Threats to Safety

First, let’s outline the many threats to safety in one’s community: crime, accidents, and natural disasters. While these are all intrinsically different, they’re the same in one thing—they can cause the loss of life or property. And that’s what we’re trying to prevent with the aid of technologies and tools like wireless broadband.

Crime

While a wireless broadband network won’t prevent crime, this network is needed to ensure deterrents work properly—and an example of such deterrents are security cameras. These cameras need to be hooked up to a wireless broadband network to transmit live video footage of the area they’re covering back to the home base. That way, security forces can easily keep tabs on what’s happening out there, without needing to physically patrol the area.

Wireless broadband can also help track or recover stolen vehicles, especially when it comes to cargo. Many trucks and container vans nowadays come equipped with GPS trackers, which, as the name suggests, record the path of specific vehicles. While these trackers can work without an internet connection, tracing a location is faster when a network is available. With these implements, police would have an easier time finding a missing vehicle and may even catch the perpetrators in the act.

Accidents

When an accident occurs, emergency response units need a way to communicate more efficiently with both the patient and their home base. That’s where wireless broadband technology comes in. By staying connected to a network, first responders eliminate the need to look for a stable cellular signal, especially in some rural areas.

Paramedics can also easily enlist the assistance of physicians when online using wireless broadband. This enables them to provide better care for the survivors of an accident, even before they arrive at the hospital.

Natural Disasters

Unlike crime or accidents, which can only affect a small number of individuals or only a specific area, natural disasters are harder to deal with. These occurrences, which include hurricanes or earthquakes, can cause widespread damage.

That’s where wireless broadband solutions come in. These kinds of networks are easy to set up even in the aftermath of a disaster. As such, emergency services tend to deploy this solution in calamity-stricken areas, allowing both relief workers and survivors to communicate better with one another and with the outside world. With these solutions in place, it will be easier for local governments, aid agencies, and other organizations to coordinate rescue and relief efforts. This enables survivors of a calamity to get the kind of help they actually need, easier and faster.

As these situations show, setting up wireless broadband doesn’t automatically create safety in one’s community. However, this technology makes existing solutions work faster and more efficiently, helping to minimize the loss of life and property.

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