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Secured Communications Helps Police Protect 300,000 Revelers at Las Vegas New Year's Eve Celebration
World’s First Global Secured Network connects 12 law enforcement and public safety agencies with 52 hotels and casinos to manage high-level national security event
Image via KNTV LV YouTube Clip (click image to watch)
More than 300,000 partygoers attending New Year’s Eve celebrations across Las Vegas were protected by Secured Communications’ encrypted messaging platform that allowed a dozen law enforcement and public safety agencies to coordinate with 52 hotels, including Stations Casinos, Caesars and MGM properties, and others.
“What’s unique about this system is its ability to allow any public safety agency or private company to quickly exchange critical information,” said Sheriff Joe Lombardo, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
More than 50,000 encrypted voice, image, video and text messages were shared during the event. In addition to connecting disparate organizations, visual messaging augments the police radio network, which can be difficult to hear during large events.
This year, the Las Vegas New Year’s Eve celebration was assigned a Level 2 Special Event Assessment Rating (SEAR) by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Only the Super Bowl merits a higher risk classification. This designation provides additional federal support for security and safety, and these agencies also had access to the Secured Communications platform.
“Secured Communications provides a fully encrypted messaging platform that for the first time allows agencies to cross coordinate across boundaries and with outside organizations to ensure public safety,” said Rob Wilson, CEO. “The flawless execution of our platform on New Year’s Eve, handling more than 50,000 messages, speaks to the robustness and scalability of the platform for critical public safety missions.”
Watch a short video clip about the messaging olatform onYouTube - click here or on image above.
For more information, visit: www.SecuredCommunications.com.
- Corporate News/9-1-1magazine.com (via Secured Communications, 1/11/17)