A recent report by the RAND Corporation finds that the Internet of Things is strengthening our criminal justice system by better equipping law enforcement with safety, education and information resources through connected devices.
Wearable devices like smartwatches are helping police avoid burn out by monitoring officer’s stress levels, fatigue, and injuries. They can also provide better communication through proximity sensors that allow officers to know when other law enforcement officials are nearby. IoT is making information sharing more accessible as well, providing officers with real-time language interpretation, virtual criminal records, and facial recognition identification options.
As IoT continues to grow significantly, connecting 328 million things to the Internet each month, there will be more opportunities to make a positive impact in our community.
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Learn more about IoT growth in our recent infographic, Internet of Things + The Mobile Future.