First responders must be able to rely on their devices to stand up to the test, no matter what the situation. With the help of technology, law enforcement can create comprehensive case files more quickly, increase efficiency, shift from task to task with ease.
Rugged tablets are quickly becoming the go-to for mobile technology, as they can fulfill many purposes while remaining functional in demanding situations. Combining easy-to-use functionalities with mobility, tablets include larger screens, better touch control, and add-ons such as data-capture scanners and readers, detachable keyboards, and remote connectivity. Tablets are less cumbersome than laptops, while still housing the high processing power mobile phones cannot.
In the field, information is a key part to every job. From the moment a first responder arrives on scene, they are assessing situations and gathering intel. Portable, rugged devices can help record every detail of a case. From gathering photos to dictating comments and recording witness statements, a tablet can assist an officer through every step of their process without weighing them down.
With a secure connection, law enforcement agents can communicate seamlessly with every part of their unit, from individuals to an entire group. They have the ability to contact headquarters, ask for more information, and report back without travel time or delays while hard copies are referenced – data can be transferred seamlessly. A built-in camera and recorder allows video to be shot on the spot, clarifying scenes and providing hard data if needed later.
Tablet technology helps in emergency situations and in routine situations such as traffic stops. Records can be accessed, details captured, and tickets printed on scene. In risky situations or when dealing with dangerous or unstable individuals or groups, civilian and police safety is the number one priority. When officers are well-informed and prepared for any situation, they can react faster and make sure the situation is resolved with the best possible results.
Data security has never been more important. More of our information is being stored online, and even individual files and devices need to be protected. Every rugged tablet comes with programs to verify identity, scan for threats, and even encrypt messages or files critical to security. Transferring data between devices, law enforcement branches, and even countries has become faster, more secure, and safer for all parties involved.
The age of technology has brought in a golden era for data access, sharing, and information storage. Integrating existing systems with newer, rugged technology can boost efficiency, eliminate paper clutter, and create a safer environment for civilians and officers alike.