Yardarm and Blueforce Development, in Conjunction with the Microsoft Connected Patrol Car, Introduce the Future of Policing at ICAP 2017


Yardarm Technologies and Blueforce Development announced today a jointly developed demonstration of Yardarm Gun Aware and Holster Aware sensors delivering real-time situation awareness to the Blueforce Command Center. The solution gives commanders a single view of the weapon status for all their officers, plus awareness of the officers biotelemetry and other environmental sensors shown as part of the Microsoft Connected Patrol Car at booth 2125 during the 2017 IACP Annual Conference and Exposition.

The Yardarm Holster Aware and Gun Aware sensors, together with BlueforceTACTICAL, provide location-based awareness of weapon status for all officers and instantly deliver real-time alerts to each deployed endpoint when an officer unholsters or fires their weapon. This critical information is delivered in a “single pane of glass view” through the Blueforce Command Center inside the Microsoft Connected Patrol Car.

“Command decisions drive mission success or mission failure, where life and death is often a function of actionable information getting to the right person at the right time.“ said Michael Helfrich, chief executive officer of Blueforce. “What is going on at the operational level is of paramount importance. Integrating Yardarm sensors into BlueforceCOMMAND gives commanders the critical information they need to make decisions that saves lives and guarantee the success of the mission.”

Yardarm Gun Aware and Holster Aware sensors are powerful communications devices that can be integrated into any officer aware Internet of Things (IoT) platform. These sensors create a realtime connection between an officer’s gun and holster with commanders. When a weapon is drawn, fired, or separated from the officer…

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