FY2020 GRANT $850 MILLION
DOJ Bureau of Justice Assistance Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program
There is a new grant opportunity related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for state, local government and tribe customers.
Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program will provide funding to assist eligible states, local units of government, and tribes in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the coronavirus.
Allowable projects and purchases include, but are not limited to, overtime, equipment (including law enforcement and medical personal protective equipment), hiring, supplies (such as gloves, masks, sanitizer), training, travel expenses, and addressing the medical needs of inmates in state, local, and tribal prisons, jails, and detention centers.
In addition to ensuring the agency has the necessary funding to support the purchase of the items noted above (equipment, overtime, supplies, travel expenses, etc.), this funding program can equip responders with the technology needed to act quickly, safely and efficiently.
Encourage your customers to apply for this funding by May 29, 2020.
Best Practices Guide For Radio, Cleaning And Disinfecting
This "Best Practices Guide" describes the general procedures for cleaning and disinfecting two-way radios, wireless devices, body-worn cameras and accessories based on current and best understanding of radio hygiene. Per global health authorities, removing germs, dirt and impurities from surfaces lowers the risk of spreading infection. Using chemical disinfectants may kill germs that remain on surfaces after cleaning, which further lowers the risk of spreading infection.
Information from the WHO website:
Information from the US CDC website:
- Apply 0.5% detergent-water solution with a cloth, then use a stiff, non-metallic, short-bristled brush to work all loose dirt away from the device. Use a soft, absorbent, lintless cloth or tissue to remove the solution and dry the device.
- Make sure that no solution remains entrapped near any connectors, cracks or crevices.
- Devices may be disinfected by wiping them down with over-the-counter isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) with at least 70% alcohol concentration.
- When cleaning with isopropyl alcohol, the alcohol should never be applied directly to the device. It should be applied to a cloth, which is then used to wipe down the device.
- The effects of certain chemicals and their vapors can have detrimental effects on plastics and the metal plating.
Do not use bleach, solvents or cleaning sprays to cleanse or disinfect your device.
IMPORTANT We are unable to, and did not, determine whether any particular cleaning product is effective in removing specific foreign substances (including viruses) from the device, nor whether any disinfectant will remove all germs or viruses. Please consult the chemical manufacturers’ documentation for specifics on cleaning product efficacy with regards to foreign substances (such as viruses).
For more detailed information download the Motorola Solutions Technical Notification
Avigilon Radio Alert
The Avigilon Radio Alert solution combines Video Management Software and Two-Way Radio solutions to allow users to receive and acknowledge ACC™ alarms from their MOTOTRBO radio system. Any ACC alarm can be generated as an alert on the MOTOTRBO radio, including alerts related to video analytic events, license plate recognition matches, or access control events. Alerts are dispatched directly to radios via text message and/or text-to-voice alerts, from which security operators can directly acknowledge the alarm. This allows security personnel to be notified through their MOTOTRBO radios so that when analytics events or access control events occur, they can investigate without needing a computer in front of them.
Motorola Solutions Adds New Analytics to In-Car Video System for Law Enforcement
With the introduction of new mobile automated license plate recognition capabilities, Motorola Solutions’ WatchGuard 4RE® in-car video system now provides real-time intelligence to law enforcement.
The solution also can help prevent crimes before they occur. According to the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 97% of car thieves are charged with additional crimes, often while using the stolen vehicle. Using the new ALPR capabilities to identify a stolen car can help stop these “additional crimes” before they happen.
Learn how Motorola Solutions’ newly available solution enhances officer safety with the use of video security and analytics.
Motorola Solutions Introduces New Avigilon H5M Outdoor Dome Camera
Motorola Solutions introduced its newest Avigilon video security camera line, the H5M. This compact camera is ideal for budget-conscious outdoor projects that require a small footprint and helps save time through its built-in AI that uses Unusual Motion Detection to flag abnormal events to users.
The new H5M camera line will provide customers with a cost-effective solution for budget-conscious video security projects that require a small-footprint camera for outdoor use. The H5M camera can handle tough environmental conditions while offering AI-powered Unusual Motion Detection (UMD) — all backed by a five-year warranty.
The camera features a compact size and seamlessly integrates with other open-platform systems. In addition, the highly intelligent camera helps save time through its built-in AI technology that flags unusual events to users. The H5M camera is cost-effective and easy to install, addressing a wide variety of security needs and helping projects remain on time and on budget.
The H5M is offered in 2 and 5 MP resolution models and is now available for order across the globe.
For more information on product availability, please contact us.
APX NEXT™ - The First Smart Radio for Public Safety
Made with public safety, for public safety. Rugged design. Streamlined interfaces. Accelerated workflows. APX NEXT brings you unprecedented advancements in mission-critical voice and data. So you can focus on what matters most.
Protect Your Focus When It Matters Most
In public safety, focus is your greatest resource. APX NEXT protects your focus when it matters most. The APX NEXT smart radio brings usability and performance advancements to every aspect of the police radio experience. Interfaces are streamlined. Workflows are accelerated. Mission-critical reliability is ensured. And the focus that keeps critical personnel safe and effective, is protected.
How does CBRS work with LMR?
With the emergence of CBRS as a private broadband solution for data and voice communications, you may wonder how CBRS works with current LMR systems — especially if you’ve recently upgraded your system. The good news is that with WAVE PTT software, you can have voice interoperability between your Nitro system and with many of the devices you may already own, such as:
- MOTOTRBO portable two-way radios
- MOTOTRBO mobile two-way radios
- TLK 100 WAVE portable two-way radios
WAVE PTT: Leveraging Kodiak technology for seamless interoperability
WAVE is a broadband PTT solution that incorporates industry-leading technology from Kodiak. Through Motorola Solutions WAVE mobile app or user-friendly online interface, WAVE allows for clear PTT communication and shared talkgroups among a variety of systems and devices. WAVE PTT software allows shared talk groups between MOTOTRBO LMR, Nitro, smartphones, PC’s, andTLK100 radios. Now you can enjoy instant, seamless communication with staff — whether they’re down the road or halfway around the world.
New WM500 Wireless PoC Remote Speaker Microphone
When you’re working in highly mobile, hands-on industries, you need quick and easy access to PTT applications on your radio or smartphone. The WM500 is uniquely designed to give you the simplicity and security you need to perform your job efficiently and effectively. The WM500 wireless remote speaker microphone is our thinnest yet and is built with an internal battery that lasts up to 25 hours so you can remain focused on the task at hand.