New wares target unauthorized activities on communication networks, radios
Motorola Solutions on Monday unveiled two new security solutions for its ASTRO 25 radio networks: Avigilon video for radio site security and the KVL 5000 key variable loader for secure communications.
The Lowdown: The new radio site video service, using Avigilon cameras, is designed to secure remote sites from theft, vandalism, or environmental impact such as high water levels. The KVL 5000 enables agencies to secure communications on ASTRO 25 networks.
The Details: The new ASTRO 25 monitoring service lets site owners and operators record activities in and around the site. The full offering will include hardware, software, and services provided by Motorola Solutions and is expected to be available by the end of 2019. The KVL 5000 security solution, meanwhile, was built based on direct input from public safety professionals and is designed to be easy to use and held with one hand. It includes a touch-screen interface that lets users quickly and securely generate, transport, and load encryption keys into communication products.
The Buzz: “System security is a priority for the safety of our staff and the community we protect,” said Karima Holmes, director of the Washington, D.C., Office of Unified Communications. “Motorola Solutions proactively monitors and updates our public safety radio network against cybersecurity threats. We also take an active role in keeping our staff trained and aware of the importance of a secure environment.”