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The Aging Public Safety Facility: What You Need to Consider

Posted on December 14, 2018 by Jeff Lupinacci

The building that houses a public safety answering point (PSAP), emergency operations center (EOC) or data center is a key component of successful, continuous mission-critical operations that support emergency response. Traditionally, such a facility will impact the agency and community it serves for two decades or more. As that 20-25-year mark approaches, how do you decide when it might be time to consider a renovation or brand-new facility? Start by asking yourself the following questions:

  • How old are the building and any additions that have been built over the years?
  • Is the facility located in a space or area that was specifically designed to house mission-critical operations?
  • Is the building old, small or dilapidated?
  • Has the building been hardened to secure the facility and protect continued operations?
  • Does the building pose health, safety or other risks to the staff?
  • Are existing infrastructure, building systems or space limitations already causing concerns?
  • Have you added systems without reviewing the effect on power and cooling?
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Power Management Considerations for the Public Safety Facility of the Future

Posted on May 23, 2018 by Jeff Lupinacci

Over the last year, we’ve talked a lot about the operational impact that technology and data will have on public safety agencies and public safety answering points (PSAPs). While advanced telecommunicator training, new data systems, improved network management and cyber security will remain a focus for government and PSAP leaders, as we look ahead to the future we must also take into consideration how these changes and technology advancements will ultimately affect the physical public safety facility, as well.

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