Fixed Command Centres
National Safety Agency has been researching, designing and implementing Command & Control rooms for over a decade. These rooms are built to specifically ensure your needs are covered. We have the ability to include virtual technology, audio-visual and 3D visualisation, overview screens and video walls. We work with clients of all sizes, from beginning to end, including service around space optimisation to enhance the ergonomics of the room. Command & Control rooms may be mobile, remote, one man operations or large incident control rooms.
Mobile Command Centres
Reviews of recent global natural disasters, such as the Black Saturday bush fires and recent floods highlighted the need to improve communications and inter-agency cooperation in times of emergency, when a lack of effective communications typically prevents the effective deployment of response resources to critical events.
NSA works with safety organisations around the world to conceive, develop and implement innovative solutions to address emergency service challenges. The Broadband-Enabled Innovation Program (BEIP) helped NSA to develop one of the world’s most technologically advanced mobile command centres.
- Integrated radio communications across agencies and with mobile devices;
- Computing capacity to support emergency management, modelling and response tools;
- Standalone power supply to ensure 24/7 operation for up to 20 days;
- Power generator to support small communities;
- Provision of independent 3G/4G/LTE, Wi-Fi and Satellite Communications.
NSA mobile command centres help to assure that front line and command resources have access to timely and extensive intelligence to support the resource deployment and communications. Integrating with smart phones means that significantly more people in the field have access to information and communications capability.
Changes enabled contribute to a number of benefits to emergency service providers, communities and NSA, including:
- Significantly expanded communications capacity amongst command personnel and with personnel in the field – e.g. by being able to integrate agencies’ traditional communications technologies with smart phones. This results in timely sharing of intelligence, better decision-making and more effective deployment of resources at the scene of emergency events. Access to intelligence-sharing facilities, such as video conferencing from the field, also reduces the dependence on personnel to liaise between coordination centres – meaning more personnel are available to respond to emergencies.
- A self-contained and extensive communications capacity to maintain cellular, data and satellite communications in emergency locations – where damage to infrastructure and network overloads can otherwise threaten communication channels to communities and emergency services personnel.
Our mobile command centres represent a world-leading application of broadband-enabled communications and intelligence sharing technologies in an emergency services context.