“The smartwatch will complement SOMA’s broader “Public Safety as a Service” cloud platform, which includes dispatch, emergency response, data interoperability, and jail management components.”
Law enforcement tech specialist SOMA Global has announced a new smartwatch for first responders.
Dubbed the “SOMA Safe”, the smartwatch is designed to enable law enforcement officers and other first responders to immediately communicate with their dispatchers and other personnel with one click on the device. It also features GPS technology, enabling authorities at a remote location to track the whereabouts of an officer in the field.
“Every second is critical when first responders need help in emergencies,” explained SOMA Global co-founder and CCO Nick Stohlman. “Location detection is paramount to ensure the necessary response constituents can locate, reach, and help an officer quickly in need of assistance.”
What’s more, SOMA says that the smartwatch can “[m]onitor officer biometrics during critical incidents”, according to a statement announcing the device. The company has not yet revealed what kinds of biometric sensors are used to enable this functionality.
The smartwatch will complement SOMA’s broader “Public Safety as a Service” cloud platform, which includes dispatch, emergency response, data interoperability, and jail management components. SOMA is currently inviting interested agencies to request a complementary “technical, operational assessment” on the basis of which the company can suggest particular solutions.