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How Technology Is Used for Public Safety in 2019

 

Today’s technology has many great personal uses, but it also allows public officials to protect the community—its many functions include sourcing information and warning people of dangerous conditions. Here are some of the top ways technology is used for public safety today.

Cybersecurity

The threat of computer hacking has never been greater. Fortunately, we now have the technology to monitor any suspicious activity. Public officials can stay updated on any potential interference or hacks by using multiple monitors to track any destructive threats, which can ultimately leak personal information from emails, documents, and more to the public. Fortunately, IT departments can now utilize modern technology to track important data around the clock.

Alert Systems

With real-time tracking, public officials can stay up-to-date on any dangers and quickly warn citizens with alert systems. This allows the public to receive the most current information on threats like severe weather or active violence. Spreading critical information has never been easier with tools like social media and even text messages, which officials in many areas now utilize to alert the public.

Threat Tracking

Public officials can use GPS systems to stay on top of threats. This technology allows police officers to track potential perpetrators and arrive at where they’re needed in an adequate amount of time. Cameras and drones are other ways that officials can spot crimes and potential dangers.

Physical Protection

State-of-the-art technology doesn’t just offer protection from the cyberworld—it can also protect public officials from physical threats. High-tech fabrics give firefighters the ability to work in fierce conditions.

The technology used for public safety is meant to protect the community from potential hazards ranging from technological threats to physical dangers. Fortunately, new state-of-the-art technology is in constant development to safeguard important information that on the web and make the world a safer place.




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