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Transforming Police Reporting with Speech Recognition Technology

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018 -- 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

An exceeding number of police departments and law enforcement agencies, whose officers spend upwards of 3-4 hours a day completing incident reports and other time-sensitive paperwork*, are turning to smarter tools, such as speech recognition solutions, to help transform their police reporting workflows.

Join us on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 2:00 PM ET to hear why these law enforcement professionals are embracing smarter tools to complete higher-quality reports and move mission-critical information within the CAD/RMS faster and more efficiently – all by voice.

This discussion will provide you with an understanding of:

  • What law enforcement has to say about current reporting processes
  • Why officers, especially recruits, want smarter tools to help with police paperwork
  • Why manual reporting has a negative impact on report accuracy and productivity and can hinder criminal proceedings
  • How departments can speed up data entry within the CAD/RMs and move mission-critical information more accurately and efficiently
  • How speech recognition technology can help increase officer safety and improve situational awareness and productivity on patrol
  • Why embracing smarter technology increases community visibility, and minimizes costs

Learn how your department can make incident reporting faster, safer and more complete by registering for our webinar today.

*Role of Technology in Law Enforcement Paperwork Survey 


Eric La Scola, Product Marketing Manager, Dragon, Nuance

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Demystifying the Convergence of LTE and LMR Networks for First Responders

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Thursday, December 6, 2018 -- 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

Narrowband Land Mobile Radio (LMR) networks and user radio equipment have been the cornerstone of mobile communications for First Responders for decades. The trend from traditional analog to more robust wireless broadband networks in recent years has improved the overall accessibility but questions remain on whether the new networks can provide all the required capabilities First Responders need to do their job.

Increasing demand for bandwidth intensive applications such as video, advanced mapping and analytics, alongside critical voice communications has been driving adoption of broadband LTE cellular networks, such as FirstNet.

Join our panel of industry experts for this insightful 60-minute webinar as they discuss the critical differences between LMR networks and LTE networking, how these technologies can successfully co-exist, and explore the future of critical communications for First Responders.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Current and future industry trends for LTE and LMR technologies
  • Challenges and obstacles with the convergence of technologies
  • Real-life examples of successful hybrid communication strategies for First Responders
  • Recommendations for future proofing your agency; adoption of new technologies and how to bridge the gap


Tony Morris, VP North American Sales, Enterprise Solutions, Sierra Wireless

Jesus Gonzalez, Analyst II, Critical Communications, IHS Markit

Ken Rehbehn, Principal Analyst, Critical Communications Insights

Andrew Seybold, Senior Partner, Andrew Seybold Inc.

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WatchGuard Video Opens New World Headquarters

June 27, 2018  | 

WatchGuard Video has opened its new corporate headquarters. (Photo: WatchGuard Video)
WatchGuard Video has opened its new corporate headquarters. (Photo: WatchGuard Video)

WatchGuard Inc., a leading provider of mobile video solutions for law enforcement, officially opened the doors of its new worldwide headquarters to members of law enforcement, state and local dignitaries, WatchGuard board members, executives, and employees on Monday evening, June 18th in Allen, Texas. 

Guests started the evening by attending a private discussion with former President George W. Bush during which he shared lessons in leadership; provided encouragement to law enforcement; and answered questions moderated by Robert Vanman, WatchGuard Founder and CEO. The ribbon-cutting ceremony featured comments from retired Dallas Police Chief and WatchGuard board member, David Brown, City of Allen Mayor Stephen Terrell, and Mr. Vanman.

Guests started the evening by attending a private discussion with former President George W. Bush and Robert Vanman, WatchGuard Founder and CEO. (Photo: WatchGuard)
Guests started the evening by attending a private discussion with former President George W. Bush and Robert Vanman, WatchGuard Founder and CEO. (Photo: WatchGuard)

The 140,000-square-foot, two-story facility accommodates approximately 500 employees and all departmental work areas, including a 43,000-square-foot sophisticated manufacturing facility where all of WatchGuard’s products are assembled. The Brent G. Robertson Engineering Wing with its attached state-of-the-art engineering laboratory is where WatchGuard’s in-car and body-worn camera systems are designed. The laboratory features a number of specialty rooms including a temperature chamber room, 3D print room, anechoic chamber room, camera dark room, and a prototype shop for a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) router. The facility also includes customer-accommodating elements like a high-tech product experience room, large training rooms, and a drive-in vehicle installation and service garage with an officer lounge. 

“We designed our facility to attract and retain employee talent by creating a beautiful and comfortable environment that improves the work-life of employees,” said Vanman. “Employee spaces were carefully planned for comfort and include sit/stand work surfaces, 100% dimmable LED lights, and speakers that generate white background noise to reduce audible interruptions.”

Employee amenities include a fully equipped fitness center, locker rooms with showers, recreation center, indoor racquetball court, outdoor basketball court, greenspace with shaded pavilions, an in-house medical clinic for employees and their families, a chapel/mother’s room, numerous break rooms, and a spacious lunch room with a catering kitchen where employees can purchase fresh food brought in daily by a local market cafe. All beverages are free for employees, including canned sodas, juices, fountain drinks, and espresso and cappuccino coffees.

The 12-acre campus was designed around a two-phase plan. The second phase will be another 72,000-square-foot wing that will accommodate an additional 250 employees, which is anticipated to begin in the next few years.

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