With 5G connectivity, police departments could access data in real-time, improve situational awareness and shorten response times.
For first responders, 5G’s potential for fast speeds, low latency and massive capacity may be able to provide fast access to the critical information they need.
For example, 5G connectivity could allow real-time data to be gathered from numerous sources, such as intelligent video technology systems that integrate with other systems in the community. By combining technology with existing community systems, further integration of resources for police departments may be achievable.
When video and audio information is stored in a cloud-based system, anyone looking for the information—such as the staff trained in a high-tech calling center—could quickly access and distribute the data, which can potentially lead to enhanced response times that may reduce the number of serious crimes that occur in a community.
Reliable, high-speed networks are key to improving these technology-based responses for our communities. These networks and the integrated data they provide also give those in charge of managing law enforcement agencies valuable feedback about officer responses to improve police officer training further.