The Mobile Situational Awareness Market
The market for mobile situational awareness methods is in an initial stage, with a limited number of small companies competing for recognition and market share.
What’s a method to mobile situational awareness? These apps, through their mobile devices, placed near real time information on critical field circumstances at the hands of emergency first response teams. This information typically requires a map of the region and its surrounds, position and status of workers and other landmarks, warnings, appropriate images and videos, and central command up-to-the-minute instructions.
These approaches have been proposed specifically using land mobile radios (LMRs) to tackle the difficulties and threats of communicating.
Only with LMRs, front-line responders can find it extremely hard to grasp what’s happening – with often quite bad effects. The obstacles comprise:
- Users have trouble hearing and knowing communication on the radio.
- Guidelines can not be understood.
- There are no visuals or other data available in real time.
- Many public protection departments do not have or have no connectivity.
- It is unknown where other responders are located.
These methods’ target markets have both community safety (police, hospitals, fire departments, etc.) and the private industry. The private industry provides more significant incentives for sales and deployment despite government agencies’ propensity to be development laggards. High-potential applications involve:
- Observing single employees in remote areas.
- Daily security requirements within many industries.
- Major security events, location-like parades, festivals, sports events, etc
There are a few aspect to consider for when analyzing different companies and their offerings:
- User-friendliness: Sophistication workflows risk losing first responders and preventing implementation of solutions in their tracks.
- Affordability: It is crucial, particularly in the cost-sensitive government sector, that these methods provide a high value for its quality. Cloud-based methods provide usability and simplicity with monthly per-user pricing.
- Fast integration: integrating with important infrastructure and systems is essential to the success of any product with mobile situational awareness.
- Plans for integrating emerging technology: Leading companies are implementing how best to utilize useful digital technologies – such as IoT sensors, smart phones, efficient 5G technologies, live video streaming, facial recognition, etc. – to offer even higher-quality support to first responders.
- Willingness to trial: Vendors must be willing to offer a one-month trial minimum particularly in a new product category such as this one.
Agencies and companies that implement first responders must be prepared beyond LMRs and assess their strategies for solution of mobile situational awareness. The above discussions should allow potential customers identify mobile situational awareness providers and screen them out.