Making First Responders' Lives Safer Through Technology

January 17, 2018
Updated 5mo ago

Sprint is making strides in using its network and technology to make first responders' lives safer. Sprint's Director of Public Sector Strategy Jim Spillane joins Cheddar to discuss how officials use IOT-enabled devices while serving in the field. He reveals why communities become more secure when people are more closely connected.

Sprint's Priority Connect platform is built on three primary pillars: mobility, safety, and automation. Spillane discusses the efforts the company makes towards ensuring first responders have access to the network in the event of a crisis. Sprint's industry-leading spectrum capabilities give it the power to deliver more capacity at faster data speeds.

Sprint is also investing in IOT technology to develop body cameras and sensor-equipped safety vests. Spillane breaks down the company's Automatic Injury Detection equipment that can instantly sense a gunshot or stab impact. The technology provides the officer's GPS location and delivers a notification to up to 30 people.