SAFER CITIES AND
vGRID safer city is the first service to give schools, public services, business, and private citizens the ability to share security cameras with First Responders.
The need for Safer City Initiatives
Smart Cities is the broad market umbrella of technologies that makes cities efficient, greener, and networked to meet the demands of the future. Smart City strategies and investments are focused on quality of life, sustainability, and improving city operations for the benefit of a community (Wikipedia) .
Safer Cities is the umbrella of technologies and solutions that are needed for Public Safety departments constrained by a finite human resource to meet todays and tomorrows challenges in an environment where growing cities are facing new and different threats. Because of the recent tragic and violent events in our schools, public venues and places of business that seem to repeat, the importance . City leadership
Safer City is focused on the use of technology and new process to improve the readiness, efficiency, and effectiveness of Public Safety’s core charter: Prevention, Emergency Response, and Investigation.
Safer City initiatives are accelerating across the world because of the tragic and violent events in our schools, public venues and places of business that continue to repeat. Safety awareness, concerns, and fears across most communities are heightened and looking for answers and leadership from Mayors, City Managers, Police and Fire Chiefs. Safer City initiatives are inevitable, needed, and will take many forms. When city leaders launch a Safer City initiative, they communicates thought leadership, mission, action, and readiness to the community.
The need for vGRID
vGRID is a core technology solution to a Safer City initiative which is easy and cost effective to implement with a fast and impactful safety ROI. When the community shares its cameras with first responders, its founded on a common goal of making their city a safer place to live and work.
vGRID rewards Public Safety with a new bridge to the community and delivers access to a vast and vested camera base which delivers police, fire, and EMT resources more of the most valuable asset they need:
Situational awareness through the lens of a shared camera so they see ahead, during, and after.
vGRID connects the community to their first responders in real time through a trusted partnership. Public Services, commercial business, and citizens and are willing to share cameras for its strong deterrent value and enhanced response when they call for help. The community becomes part of the safety formula.
vGRID is the first solution to make a video connected city possible
How we do it
- We provide a private and secure cloud for any city that connects first responders to most any camera from most any premise.
- We solve the hard problem of connecting different premises that use cameras from many manufacturers with out cost, upgrades, changes, or work for the premise who wants to share.
- We connect premise customers across their existing internets of varied bandwidth from different service providers that is always tuned to network security policies so it’s easy, fast, and safe to share.
- We allow the premise customer to share how they want and when they want with access policies that meet privacy needs, create trust, and drive adoption so first responders can see the city with many cameras
- We deliver one simple user interface designed for and by first responders, to search, view, review, capture and share with speed and relevance. Amazingly so across a diverse camera base!
- We provide an innovative adoption driven commercial model that makes it affordable to implement and scale. Big or small public safety department, school district, convenient store or enterprise business, and even a private residence. Anyone can afford to join your Safer City vGRID.
- We don’t……. manufacture, sell, or install video security systems and don’t compete with companies that do! We enable adoption. The more cameras, the higher the safety ROI.
- We do……..connect first responders to the cameras that are already there (there’s a lot!) and the ones that will be there in the future (many more coming!)