APCO 2019: Motorola Solutions Debuts New Mission Critical Security Solutions

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Security is essential when it comes to preventing unauthorized activities on mission critical communication networks, radios and equipment. Motorola Solutions has long offered a range of solutions to keep networks secure from customized risk assessments to 24×7 security monitoring.

The company has unveiled two new security solutions for ASTRO® 25 radio networks: Avigilon video for radio site security and the KVL 5000 key variable loader for secure ​communications.

“System security is a priority for the safety of our staff and the community we protect,” said Karima Holmes, Director of the Washington D.C. Office of Unified Communications. “Motorola Solutions proactively monitors and updates our public safety radio network against cybersecurity threats. We also take an active role in keeping our staff trained and aware of the importance of a secure environment.”

Radio site video service

ASTRO 25 systems are built with various sites located throughout a city, county or state. The new radio site video service, using Avigilon cameras, is designed to secure remote sites from theft, vandalism or environmental impact such as high-water levels.

This service will allow site owners and operators to record activities in and around the site. The full offering will include hardware, software and services provided by Motorola Solutions and is expected to be available by the end of 2019.

KVL 5000 key variable loader

The KVL 5000 enables agencies to secure communications on ASTRO 25 networks. The device was built based on direct input from public safety professionals. It is easy to use and designed to be held with one hand. It has an intuitive touch-screen interface that allows users to quickly and securely generate, transport and load encryption keys into communication products.

At the APCO 2019 exhibit hall on Aug. 12-13 in Baltimore, booth #611, Motorola Solutions has showcased these new security offerings, along with command center software, video solutions, and managed and support services to help customers achieve optimum performance.

The Washington D.C. Office of Unified Communications will also be at the event at booth #2009. It will showcase its Tactical Homeland Operations Response (T.H.O.R.) mobile public-safety answering point (PSAP) which can maintain 911 and 311 operations in the event of a crisis. T.H.O.R. is outfitted with 17 dispatch and/or call-taking positions. If the canopy is expanded, the agency could stand up an additional 12-14 work stations.