Communications http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6606/more en A case study in community engagement: Ensuring safety at the 2017 Presidential Inauguration http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/case-study-community-engagement-ensuring-safety-2017-presidential-inauguration <div class="node-body blog-body">Everbridge Senior Solutions Consultant Thomas Crane explains the strategies D.C. government agencies used in working with federal government agencies to ensure safety at President Trump's inauguration and the Women's March.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/case-study-community-engagement-ensuring-safety-2017-presidential-inauguration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/case-study-community-engagement-ensuring-safety-2017-presidential-inauguration#comments Communications Viewpoints Wed, 08 Mar 2017 20:05:00 +0000 76511 at http://americancityandcounty.com Governments buy new equipment, technology to deal with impending snow http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/governments-buy-new-equipment-technology-deal-impending-snow <div class="node-body article-body">Winter is coming, and cities, counties and states across the U.S. are buying more snow-removal equipment and using technological means to bolster their snow removal programs and related public communications. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/governments-buy-new-equipment-technology-deal-impending-snow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/governments-buy-new-equipment-technology-deal-impending-snow#comments Communications Roadways Tue, 13 Dec 2016 20:14:00 +0000 74911 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>A Buffalo, N.Y. neighborhood after a snowstorm. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Snowfalo.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Crisis communications in public entities http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/crisis-communications-public-entities <div class="node-body blog-body">Crisis consultant James Haggerty describes the importance of crisis communications planning among public entities and how to create the best plan.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/crisis-communications-public-entities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/crisis-communications-public-entities#comments Communications Viewpoints Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:51:00 +0000 73261 at http://americancityandcounty.com Nextdoor app connects local police to residents to bolster public safety efforts http://americancityandcounty.com/communications/nextdoor-app-connects-local-police-residents-bolster-public-safety-efforts <div class="node-body article-body">Hundreds of cities across the U.S. are partnering with an app called Nextdoor to help make their residents aware of public safety news in the area.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/communications/nextdoor-app-connects-local-police-residents-bolster-public-safety-efforts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/communications/nextdoor-app-connects-local-police-residents-bolster-public-safety-efforts#comments Communications Mobile Mon, 23 May 2016 21:05:00 +0000 71331 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police cruiser. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Indianapolis_Metropolitan_police_cruiser_2.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> NLC names Bluelight and Ride Report as top city tech solutions in contest http://americancityandcounty.com/mobile/nlc-names-bluelight-and-ride-report-top-city-tech-solutions-contest <div class="field-byline"> Stephanie Toone </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> The National League of Cities (NLC) recently announced the two winners of its Multi-City Innovation Campaign &ndash;&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Bluelight">Bluelight</span>, a mobile 911 app, and Ride Report, a smartphone app that collects and analyzes bike data, both efforts to will help cities partner with tech innovators to solve civic challenges.</p></div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/mobile/nlc-names-bluelight-and-ride-report-top-city-tech-solutions-contest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/mobile/nlc-names-bluelight-and-ride-report-top-city-tech-solutions-contest#comments Communications Health & Welfare GIS & GPS Mobile Smart Cities Mon, 16 Nov 2015 22:36:00 +0000 68301 at http://americancityandcounty.com Smart-cities, indoor-coverage education opportunities coming soon http://americancityandcounty.com/government-security/smart-cities-indoor-coverage-education-opportunities-coming-soon <div class="field-byline"> Stacey Orlick </div> <div class="node-body article-body">American City & County’s sister brand, International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) has two upcoming webinars on smart cities and wireless indoor coverage.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/government-security/smart-cities-indoor-coverage-education-opportunities-coming-soon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/government-security/smart-cities-indoor-coverage-education-opportunities-coming-soon#comments Communications Broadband Finance GIS & GPS Government Security Roadways Smart Cities Fri, 13 Nov 2015 21:55:00 +0000 68271 at http://americancityandcounty.com For police: handsfree video camera clips to clothing http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/police-handsfree-video-camera-clips-clothing <div class="node-body article-body">A spring clip attaches the MUVI K-Series video camera to clothing. It enables handsfree video recording. It is suited for law enforcement, surveillance and other applications.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/police-handsfree-video-camera-clips-clothing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/police-handsfree-video-camera-clips-clothing#comments Communications Security Government Security Law Enforcement Law Enforcement Technology Technology Mon, 05 Oct 2015 21:04:00 +0000 67421 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: With the spring clip, officers can record video handsfree with the MUVI K-Series camera. The clip enables attaching the MUVI K-Series unit to the clothing.</p> Increasing emergency communications systems awareness: 7 steps to enhance enrollment via social media http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/increasing-emergency-communications-systems-awareness-7-steps-enhance-enrollment-social-media <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Public alerting systems provide critical information and help emergency management coordinate evacuation of storm-impacted areas. These community-wide,&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="interoperable">interoperable</span>&nbsp;mass notification systems are critical to the success of disaster response efforts - providing a centralized method to keep the public informed before, during and after a storm or other event.</p></div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/increasing-emergency-communications-systems-awareness-7-steps-enhance-enrollment-social-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/increasing-emergency-communications-systems-awareness-7-steps-enhance-enrollment-social-media#comments Communications Emergency Management Health & Welfare Mobile Viewpoints Tue, 29 Sep 2015 19:18:00 +0000 67271 at http://americancityandcounty.com Portland Fire releases life-saving smartphone app http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/portland-fire-releases-life-saving-smartphone-app <div class="field-byline"> Stephanie Toone </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Portland Fire & Rescue has joined more than a dozen agencies in Oregon that have implemented the Pulsepoint app, which seeks to boost the survival rates of cardiac arrest victims.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/portland-fire-releases-life-saving-smartphone-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/portland-fire-releases-life-saving-smartphone-app#comments Communications Fire Health & Welfare Mobile Mon, 21 Sep 2015 14:54:00 +0000 67031 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Screenshot of Pulsepoint application.</p> Via Wikipedia Public safety radio setup improves response time in Maine http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/public-safety-radio-setup-improves-response-time-maine <div class="node-body article-body">Since cutting over to a statewide P25 mission-critical radio system in February of this year, public safety and public service agencies in Maine have seen improved response coordination among more than 2,000 government users.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/public-safety-radio-setup-improves-response-time-maine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/public-safety-radio-setup-improves-response-time-maine#comments Communications Products at Work Mobile Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:08:00 +0000 66611 at http://americancityandcounty.com