Cops: they protect our street, fight crime and defend the law. But in many cases they are now becoming active participants in America’s already established surveillance state.
Now, one Connecticut-based firm is touting Google Glass, the next-generation wearable computer, as the saving grace for law enforcement and first responders.
Mutualink is demonstrating at APCO 2013, a conference hosting the world’s largest organization of public safety communications professionals, how the technology can be used to help firefighters view building schematics, and how paramedics can access patient health records on the go.
The technology taps into FirstNet 4G LTE network, a first responder cellular network that is still under development, which allows for emergency response teams to communicate with each other through a single network. It’s designed to be effective during major emergencies when traditional cell networks are flooded and unable to cope with the traffic.