Motorola Solutions today announced 2 new security solutions for the ASTRO 25 radio network: Avigilon video for radio site security and KVL 5000 key variable loader for secure communications.
"System security is our number one priority," said Karima Holmes, director of the Washington Unified Communications Office. “Motorola Solutions proactively monitors and updates our public safety radio network to address cybersecurity threats. It is also actively involved in training our employees and understanding the importance of a secure environment.”
Radio live video
The ASTRO 25 system is built on a variety of sites throughout the city, county or state. The new radio live video service uses an Avigilon camera designed to protect the base station from theft, vandalism or environmental impact, such as high water levels.
The service will allow website owners and operators to record activities in and around the site. The hardware, software and services that will be included in Motorola Solutions will be available by the end of 2019.
KVL 5000 key variable loader
The KVL 5000 enables organizations to secure communications for the ASTRO 25 network. The device is built based on direct input from public safety personnel. It is easy to use and is designed for one-handed grip. It features an intuitive touch screen interface that allows users to quickly and securely generate, transmit and load encryption keys into a two-way radio.
At APCO 2019 in Baltimore from August 12th to 13th, Motorola Solutions demonstrated these new security products, as well as command center software, video solutions, and hosting and support services to help customers achieve optimal performance. The on-site Motorola solution staff will also speak on topics such as public safety network security, web-based technologies and next-generation 911 systems.
The Washington, DC unified communications office at booth #2009. It will demonstrate the Tactical Land Operations Response (THOR) Mobile Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP), which maintains 911 and 311 system operations in the event of a crisis. THOR is equipped with 17 scheduling and/or calling positions. If the canopy is enlarged, the agency can add another 12-14 base stations.