Two local technology companies are helping first responders ensure safety and fast response during this week’s PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club.
Bryx is providing a software platform for use by the Pittsford and Brighton fire departments. The communications tools allow for coordination of safety efforts.
Meanwhile, Security 101 – Rochester has deployed mobile surveillance technology on the course and, at shuttle bus lots and along surrounding roadways to help the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies monitor crowds and facilities.
The Bryx technology reduces response times and improves emergency outcomes. An employee-owned firm founded by Rochester native David Thomas, Bryx develops cloud-based technology that helps firefighters, EMTs and other first responders more efficiently provide assistance.
Security 101 – Rochester is helping the Sheriff’s Office achieve its goal of “delivering a safe and exceptional experience for all stakeholders,” Chief Deputy Michael Fowler said in a news release. The introduction of “appropriately employed mobile surveillance represents a significant step forward in achieving this goal,” Fowler said.
Mobile surveillance is a significant advancement in event security, empowering organizers to proactively identify potential threats and respond swiftly, according to Security 101 – Rochester owner and CEO Victor Wainwright.
The mobile surveillance provides real-time monitoring and, through analytics and artificial intelligence, can identify suspicious activities, unauthorized access attempts and unusual crowd behavior.
Because of the system’s portable and versatile design, deployment can ensure comprehensive coverage of key areas such as entry points, player facilities and spectator zones.
The company says the system’s highly visible presence can be a deterrent and also provide peace of mind to the public.
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