Critical Communications

It has to work all the time; you don’t get a second chance

Mobile radio network solutions are specifically designed for use by government agencies, emergency services, (police forces, fire departments, ambulance) for public safety networks, rail transport staff for train radios, transport services and the military. These agencies demand excellent communications, critical for their safety and for their effectiveness.

Professional and reliable critical communications network planning is our core competency. We address all steps in the project life cycle, from network design, planning, procurement and implementation as well as measurement, analysis, evaluation, and optimization of operational networks. We design, modernize and optimize networks of all kinds of technologies and for all types of applications such are TETRA, DMR, GSM -, including customized solutions for SCADA, redundant GSM, smart grid and telemetry as well as coverage in areas where it is difficult to get good and reliable wireless reception such as tunnels, indoors and other special locations.

While designing a suitable network for critical communications it is essential not only to cater to the current requirement of users, areas under consideration and application but also for the future to allow for expansion, upgrades, upscale to newer technologies etc.

In Vehicle Solutions

Recorded evidence to uphold the law

Perpetrators are finding increasingly innovative ways to evade the law, often using legal loopholes to avoid prosecution. Generally this is due to lack of indictable evidence. Arrests made on streets and highways for DUI, speeding or reckless driving, possession of illegal substances, violence and or threats to law enforcement staff, all require hard evidence in most countries to indict the perpetrators.

Modern In-Vehicle Solutions are one of the more reliable and most popularly adopted technologies that help protect both the officers of the law as well as the civilians. They consist of one or more high resolution cameras mounted within a police squad car covering different views within and outside the vehicle. Additionally, one of the cameras can be a body worn camera worn on the officers uniform. All interactions with the suspect are recorded pre and post arrest using video and audio recording. All communications within the squad car, whether on the radio or in-person is recorded, These special in-vehicle systems allow for in-vehicle storage, wireless transmission of all recordings and data such as GPS coordinates in encrypted format, password protected logs, archiving and information retrieval.

The system includes a ruggedized in-vehicle hard disk type storage device. Recorded audio and video are also transmitted over radio to the control room for back up and verification. A dashboard mounted ruggedized screen allows the officers to make settings, adjustments and review video in the vehicle itself. The entire system is powered through a special power distribution device fed off the vehicle battery.

If an incident occurs, audio and video is stored with time date and location stamp. This evidence, can be provided as proof of what actually happened. And as this footage has a secure trail with a digital signature, it is accepted as evidence in the court of law in many countries.

These systems also provide a deterrent against attacks on a police officer. When people are put under pressure, they are more likely to react negatively and can also cause them to lash out. If they see the camera they are much more likely to behave.

A camera is often installed viewing inside the police car and is ideal for times when police need to transport criminals to and from the police station.

Newer in-vehicle system can also provide automatic Number plate recognition (ANPR) and even face recognition, providing on the spot citations. Perin 7 has assisted a number of end-users selecting the right system for their task.

Data Connectivity

Connecting the dots

One of the cornerstones of a well designed system, whether for security or communication is being able to transmit audio, video and data securely and instantly. Putting all the bits and pieces of information gathered through sources such as CCTV, card readers, biometric devices, onto a common backbone can be challenging. We provide advice and design support on developing a network structure for data whether through analog, digital, IP, fibre or wireless spectrum. We ensure point to point, point to multipoint and multipoint to multipoint connectivity.

The challenges faced while developing suitable network connectivity are many. At the outset, a study and review needs to be done with the client regarding the kind of data they are handling, the volume of data to be transmitted, distances to be transmitted, the mode of transmission, whether single mode or multimode, fibre or copper, IP or digital. Apart from that there are peculiar challenges with respect to law enforcement and military requirements, which would typically demand end to end encryption, mobility, functionality in areas where little or no infrastructure exists.

Our competency in this field allows us to provide solutions to these problems and advise our customers based on their demands and budgets.

Traffic Enforcement Solutions

Catching the bad drivers and making them pay

Although roads and cars are becoming increasing better designed and safer, the explosion of vehicles on the roads, stress of modern day living as well as rash behavior has seen a rise in accidents and fatalities at an alarming rate. Not only do these impact the city immediately, such as time lost on the road due to an accident, but studies have shown that up to 1% of the country’s GDP is lost directly or indirectly due to poor traffic management leading to accidents and deaths.

While driver training and carrot and stick programs for drivers is a policy decision that each state makes on their own, PERIN7 can offer reliable, well proven solutions to enforcing traffic rules by using technology.

Some of the solutions in traffic enforcement that we can offer include not only standard fines for speeding or red-light crossing, but also more challenging ones like reckless driving, lane switching, using a mobile device, infringing a yellow box rule, wrong/illegal parking, turns, and many more. While for some requirements, dedicated build Traffic cameras are required to be installed, in most others cases, sensors and regular CCTV cameras can suffice bringing a very economical solutions to a citywide problem.

A successful traffic enforcement program is one where not only the sensors and cameras, are perfectly installed and aligned, but also where a reliable, scalable traffic management system and back office is developed and implemented, where all the data collected is efficiently analyzed, approved, processed, transmitted and documented to provide the most effective results in deterring traffic offenders.

Our experience and expertise in traffic enforcement systems allows us provide the client a complete tailor-made solution to meet their needs. Our advisory services includes an end to end solution including specifications and procurement of the equipment, developing the back office software, processes and reporting structure, so that traffic violators are caught and apprehended or fined, with minimal effort and manual processing.