The GPAC System(TM) is one of the most complete and user friendly systems available for managing critical incidents. Critical incident response systems are generally only as good as the quality of data they provide to up-the-line decision makers. The GPAC System(TM) improves on this by making the best quality and filtered data available in real-time to parties who need to be in the know.
Incident data generated by arrays of sensors placed in critical locations is automatically accessible. The system uses multi-vendor commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) and non-COTS components (GOTS, MOTS), which makes for easy and rapid installation of legacy and most current available sensors. Sensors connect with the GPAC System(TM) over a network – no geographical limitation; data received is instantly categorized to determine the automated system response and up-line escalation. Sensor data and video activity is logged, ensuring integrity and accuracy of incident recording, thus reducing duplication of effort. This has the added benefit of reducing the need for a dedicated incident recorder; the recorded log is available in real-time to all with access to the system, stored for later usage in trainings, further post incident evaluations and as forensics for possible successful prosecutions etc.
Specific team managers can be notified using various formats, including email or SMS and other enunciation methods – lights, sirens, ……. Assembled incident teams benefit from collective and command team-driven direction. Decision making is thus accelerated as all participants see the same data in near real-time. The risk of misinterpretation is also reduced, thanks to collective analysis and the fact that there is no need to re-interpret as data is passed from one agency to the next. All sensor data is available as well, so zones that are not currently at risk can be assessed, and if necessary, alert thresholds can be adjusted.
System input including still and video images recorded/streamed from cameras, which can be automatically triggered to activate and record (log) based on nearby sensor readings. Information is shared over the network so that remote teams benefit from real-time imagery of an unfolding incident, in preparation to help or contribute.
Such information and the timeliness greatly assist decision-makers to determine how to best utilize resources, where best to place response crews, receive help from specialists who are not on the scene. Imagine: commanding a battle field remotely from say, the side of the road, or directing a raid from a remote location, or a specialist providing support from a remote location.
Continuous flow of images can be supplemented by data from near incident crews cell phones. Combined with other sources of feeds, received from for example, (drones) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the information available with the GPAC System(TM) provides a totality and common operating picture of the highest quality.
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