TAK – Team Awareness Kit

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In a recent collaboration with a private school in San Antonio, TX, we introduced an innovative security architecture utilizing the Team Awareness Kit (TAK) and Sit(x). This integration marked a significant advancement in the school’s emergency preparedness and response capabilities. The demonstration at the school showcased live video feeds, a feature particularly crucial in areas like classrooms where standard surveillance cameras are absent. This capability allows staff members to securely stream video in real-time to various stakeholders including security personnel, law enforcement, and firefighters. The importance of this technology becomes evident in critical incidents, such as an active shooter event, where it provides law enforcement with enhanced situational awareness by clearly distinguishing the location of friendly individuals from the assailant. This system operates on a dedicated encrypted server, ensuring both security and reliability of the connection.

Full Situational Awareness

Key locations across the school’s expansive 60-acre grounds have been meticulously charted to enhance the rapidity and efficiency of responses to critical situations. This detailed mapping is a boon for faculty, students, security forces, and first responders, providing them with immediate access to comprehensive briefings on accessible routes and strategic points. Such preparedness is pivotal, ensuring that in the event of an emergency, all involved parties, especially law enforcement, can quickly orient themselves to the situation. They can also tap into real-time updates from multiple sources, enabling a coordinated and effective resolution to any incident that may arise on campus.

Full Situational Awareness

Tak Geo Cam Situational Awareness

The picture provided outlines the use of geo-referenced imagery captured through the TAK’s geo Camera function. This sophisticated feature commandeers the device’s built-in camera system, integrating the imagery directly with the mapping engine for precise geo-tagging. Once the images are compiled, they can be transmitted to any connected user on the TAK network. This functionality empowers the school to disseminate real-time visual data on entries, exits, and the materials constituting the environment of any location under duress, along with the precise geographical coordinates of each image, through the TAK system.

Tak Geo Cam Situational Awareness

Law Enforcement Assistance

Comprehending the layout and specific characteristics of the front gate access points is imperative for emergency services, including law enforcement and ambulance crews. The intricacy of the gate’s design and the materials used to construct it are significant; they provide vital information to the designated school safety officer about potential barriers and their positions should an urgent response be necessary. Moreover, the gate is equipped with dual camera systems. These systems are integrated with Sit(x) and TAK, enabling a global streaming capability. Consequently, staff members, irrespective of their location, are empowered with complete situational awareness of the school’s premises, ensuring they are kept informed and prepared to act in any contingency.

Law Enforcement Assistance

Casualty Evacuations

A strategically chosen and surveyed Hasty landing zone is in place, ready to coordinate with medical centers and emergency medical air transport in the event of a crisis requiring advanced medical support. This zone becomes a critical asset particularly in mass casualty scenarios, serving as a hub for triage and the subsequent transportation of those in need of further medical intervention. Law enforcement, already briefed on the school’s established emergency operating procedures, can swiftly initiate a perimeter, facilitating immediate aid and bolstering the response efforts to assist those affected by the crisis.

Casualty Evacuations

Fire Station Assistance

Mapping the fire hydrants across the sprawling 60-acre campus was a feat accomplished in a mere 20 minutes, a testament to the efficiency and advanced capabilities of our data communication systems. This rapid mapping resulted in a nuanced understanding of the area for the firefighting department, enabling them to provide better support in emergencies. Equipped with this detailed information, the department was empowered to revise and enhance their Standard Operating Procedures, tailoring their strategies to the specific layout and needs of the school’s environment.

Fire Station Assistance
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