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Google Glass for the Public Sector

For those of you who are not very tech savvy or have been living under a rock, take a look at Google Glass.

Pretty awesome eh? Now imagine Police Officers, Firefighters, EMS and other First Responders being able to capitalize on this nifty invention. Well it may be more than just a thought and may become an actual reality. Software developers Mutualink are currently in the works on creating and testing an app that will do just this.

The app would allow public safety officers and officials to communicate in real-time via streaming video from the scene, as well as to receive and view key documents, including things like building schematics, medical records of victims, live feeds of security cameras in the area and more. It’s the ultimate on-demand intel platform for agents working in the field, and a way to stay in contact with HQ and other organizations even when radio systems won’t talk to each other.

The reason that this intrigues me so much is because I currently work for a company that develops software for the Public Sector and so instantly the gears in my brain started spinning and I can already see just how great of a tool this could be. Right now we have software that is used in squad cars to receive information about calls and other information related to the incident in question. Once you are out of the car though all you have is a simple radio connection to dispatch to get updates.

I can see how this app would be a great addition for when dispatch pushes out a BOLO that has a mugshot of the perp in question that would flash up. The officer would know exactly who to keep an eye out for instead of just a vague description of the person. When it comes to Firefighters it would be great for them to be able to pull up the floor plans of the building they are entering, information on any hazardous materials that may be present and/or how many tenants occupy the building. For EMS they could quickly pull up any medical history on the person they are transporting.

It’s not Robocop, but it’s a step closer.

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