Improve operations and deliver real-time information to the hands of first-responders and workers

Government

Mobilize your first-responders and reduce critical delays 

When every second counts, the manual paperwork burden—and the productivity losses that go with it—can translate into lost lives.  Lack of access to real-time data affects safety and security levels.

Site managers using a manual data collection system struggle for efficiency and accuracy in record maintenance

  • Bottlenecks occur as managers work to check-in arriving first responders with paper and pen
  • Teams scramble to locate critical equipment for a high priority incident
  • Critical information often resides on clipboards at the scene and is inaccessible to offsite command centers, evacuation sites, hospitals and other agencies

First response accountability has received considerable attention

  • Government agencies look to strengthen overall disaster response and preparedness in the wake of natural disasters and terrorist attacks
  • In the United States, federal, state and local agencies must now comply with the National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • NIMS mandates visibility into available resources to best prepare for, respond to and recover from an incident—as well as efficient communications and information access during an incident

Mobility solutions

Can help automate first-response accountability efforts and provide the information needed to dramatically improve response times and on-the-spot decision making: 

  • Improve accuracy
  • Modernize and manage resources more efficiently
  • Improve public safety systems

 

BarCode Solution Systems can provide solutions to manage many government functions including public safety, records administration and asset management.

“It is remarkable how much benefit a law enforcement agency, and consequently the public, can experience from a successful mobile computing system…  [T]he percentage of savings in time, personnel, money, consumables, accuracy, and safety can be truly monumental, often between 20-40 percent.”

-International Association of Chiefs of Police report, "Mobile Computing Technologies"

 

How Can Mobility and Automatic Identification help Government Agencies?

Inventory and Asset Management

  • Improve asset accountability and resource deployment with electronic inventory
  • Enable rapid and highly-accurate inventory of all assets—in minutes instead of hours—with mobile computers, bar code scanning and image capture
  • Eliminate hand-written information and manual transcription into computers, whether in the station or on-site at an emergency
  • Locate vehicles, rescue gear and other assets in real time, regardless of where they are
  • Enable instant location and redeployment with real-time visibility, eliminating valuable time that is often wasted tracking down a needed asset
  • Incident managers can ensure that assets from all responding agencies are deployed as effectively possible

Identification

  • Manage resources, property, evidence and files more efficiently at all levels with identification and security printing solutions
  • Improve control of who enters your facilities and how assets flow within them with personal identification and item labeling solutions
  • Create secure ID cards to manage employees, contractors, and visitors
  • Create driver licenses, benefit cards and ID badges
  • Issue hunting and fishing licenses and other permits on secure, tamper-proof material
  • Identify and manage people, programs, or natural resources

Administration

  • Improve productivity and streamline everyday processes for warehouse and administrative personnel inside the four walls with advanced data capture capabilities
  • Efficiently meet record-keeping and data-recording requirements by using bar codes and smart labels to track files, evidence property, IT equipment, and other assets
  • Protect privacy and security by encoding sensitive information within bar code or RFID labels
  • Create accurate, automated chain-of-custody records for evidence and test results that are more secure and require fewer staff members to manage

Non-Emergency Operations

  • Keep public safety officers and inspectors in the field connected to mission-critical information with integrated voice and data
  • Improve safety and accuracy in ticketing operations with electronic citation solutions
    • Law enforcement, parking and code enforcement personnel can enter and verify data quickly in the field with mobile printers, eliminating the manual processes
    • Capture credit card information for immediate ticket payment at the point of citation with integrated card readers
    • Reduce manual paperwork and decrease clerical errors that lead to unenforceable citations—an estimated 20% of all parking citations are thrown out of court because of illegible or incorrect information
    • Automate routine tasks and let officers focus more on their environment and the offender, not paperwork

Dept. of Defense (DoD) and Item Unique Identification (IUID)

The U.S. Department of Defense has established the IUID program as a method to identify its tangible assets. 

DoD suppliers are required to encode the IUID data into a Data Matrix symbol and directly apply it to specific tangible items to help facilitate item tracking in DoD business systems. The data is also used for management, financial, accountability, and asset management purposes.

From tracking ammunition, to mechanical parts and large items, BarCode Solution Systems can help you meet your DoD requirements.

Industries

Government first responder

 

White Paper: "Five Steps to Mobility: How to Enable the Government Agency Workforce with Mobility Solutions"

White Paper: "The Mobility Advantage: Improving Operational Efficiency and Accountability in Federal Agencies"

Application Brief: "Improve Security and Safety for Officers and Citizens with On-the-Move Information Access"

 

KEY BENEFITS of mobility for first responders:

  • Improves management of on-scene resources
  • Improves inter-agency communication and coordination
  • Ensures overall scene and personnel safety
  • Increases response speed and effectiveness
  • Helps cost-effectively meet NIMS compliance