Motorola & G4S deliver UK’s 1st cloud based solution to police

G4S, a leading global integrated security company, has awarded Motorola Solutions a 10-year contract to deliver the UK’s first cloud-based, integrated Command Central Control Room Solution (CRS) to Lincolnshire Police.

Having recently deployed Motorola Solutions’ Pronto mobile workforce application, the partnership further develops Lincolnshire’s strategy, deploying Motorola Solutions’ suite of cloud-hosted, public safety software for the control room environment. The new solution will enhance effectiveness for public and staff at lower cost by enabling the Police force to digitally transform its operations.

Motorola Solutions’ Command Central CRS provides a unified and highly scalable platform that integrates multiple control room functions, including Integrated Communications Control System (ICCS), Contact Management, Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD), mapping and call logging. Using this platform, Lincolnshire Police will benefit from a continuous workflow experience, enabling control room operators to handle calls faster, make more informed decisions, allocate resources more efficiently as well as coordinate seamlessly with other support organisations.

As the first cloud-based system of its kind used by a UK Police force, Command Central CRS will also significantly simplify management for Lincolnshire Police’s IT team. For example, the ‘as-a-service’ scalability and flexibility benefits of cloud mean it is no longer necessary to pre-determine how many fixed positions or data capacity is required. Additionally, there is no need for a dedicated backup in the case of a site failure. This helps Lincolnshire Police reduce costs and increase operational flexibility.

Lincolnshire Police are also current users of Motorola Solutions’ Pronto suite of mobile workforce applications that digitise all frontline operational workflows. Integrated with CRS, police officers using Pronto can now also gain direct access to command and control, and the Police National Computer from the field. The solution also sets Lincolnshire up to use enhanced data capabilities of the Emergency Services Network (ESN).