The lat­est tech­nol­ogy in safety cars

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THE City of Cock­burn com­mu­nity safety team is com­bin­ing new tech­nol­ogy with sav­ing the en­vi­ron­ment.

The new mo­bile tech­nol­ogy in­volves in-ve­hi­cle mounted tablet de­vices where staff can re­ceive jobs via text and lodge doc­u­ments in real time.

Cock­burn rangers and com­mu­nity safety man­ager Michael Emery said only a few coun­cils in WA had im­ple­mented this type of mo­bile tech­nol­ogy.

“In the City’s com­mu­nity safety and CCTV strat­egy 2017-2022 it out­lined the need to es­tab­lish tech­nol­ogy and a real-time 24-7 re­port­ing sys­tem,” he said.

“The feed­back is pos­i­tive from all CoSafe of­fi­cers as the sys­tem is quick and easy to use.

“The of­fi­cers have ac­cess to the sys­tem and tech­nol­ogy that pro­vides quick on­line ac­cess to key in­for­ma­tion-re­sources and emer­gency con­tacts.

“The CoSafe of­fi­cers are pleased to be us­ing the tech­nol­ogy and the use of pa­per be­ing re­moved from their day-to-day op­er­a­tions.”

The new tech­nol­ogy is re­port­edly sav­ing 1000 sheets of A4 pa­per ev­ery week and there are plans to link the ve­hi­cles CCTV with mo­bile tech­nol­ogy.

City of Fre­man­tle di­rec­tor of city busi­ness Glen Dougall said the Fre­man­tle com­mu­nity safety ve­hi­cles also had a sim­i­lar mo­bile de­vice.

“These de­vices are con­nected via 4G and linked to the City’s main IT sys­tem,” he said.

“The sys­tem is use­ful in that it al­lows the team to file re­ports when at the in­ci­dent which mean they spend less time at a desk and more time on the road.”

City of Melville act­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive Marten Tiele­man con­firmed that all com­mu­nity safety ser­vice ve­hi­cles had iPads that were linked to the City’s cen­tral cor­po­rate sys­tems.

“Fur­ther to the on­line re­port­ing and data sys­tem, the CSS em­ploys GPS in all ve­hi­cles, dash cam­eras, mo­bile phones and two-way ra­dios, all of which works to­wards cre­at­ing a safe and se­cure city for our com­mu­nity,” he said.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son­mu­ni­ d485975

No more pa­per trail: City of Cock­burn CoSafe of­fi­cer Tracy Dunn.

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