The State of Maranhão in Brazil Invests in Advanced Communications to Help Drive Crime Down

on Wednesday, 20 January 2016. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

The Secretariat of Public Safety recently expanded its radio communication network with Motorola Solutions technology

The new infrastructure will cover an area of around 5,000 km2 and will help reinforce the safety of the nearly 1.5 million people living in the metropolitan area of São Luís
The solution provided by Motorola Solutions includes Project 25 (P25)-standard digital radios intended to help firefighters and civil and military police officers perform their duties
SÃO PAULO – Jan. 20, 2016 – The Maranhão Secretariat of Public Safety digitalized its radio communication system with ASTRO® 25 standards-based technology from Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI), which will help improve safety for the nearly 1.5 million people who live in the metropolitan region of São Luís.

With this solution, which includes Motorola Solutions' award-winning APX ™ mobile and portable radios, the Maranhão Secretariat of Public Safety aims to ensure top-quality audio communications across different emergency service agencies in an area of around 5.000 km2.

"It is very important for us to have access to the technology that Motorola Solutions' devices offer in the area of digital radio communication," said Jefferson Portela, secretary of public safety in the state of Maranhão. "This investment will optimize response times by providing instant communication and allowing us to track the geographic location of service vehicles in real time. Before, it was more difficult to communicate because we relied on cellphones. Now, with Motorola Solutions technology, we have taken a big step forward in providing quality services to the residents of Maranhão."

The digitization will help optimize citizen response services. Some of the most noteworthy advances include greater information security provided by radio encryption technology and device location monitoring via GPS, which makes it possible to quickly identify the agents who are close to an incident.

“This solution will help the State of Maranhão to successfully reduce the number of registered crimes. We know that is extremely important to maintain fast, safe and integrated communications in order to effectively implement tactical actions. As a market leader in this segment, our mission is to offer advanced technologies and devices that make all the difference in our customers’ operations,” stated Elton Borgonovo, director of government sales at Motorola Solutions in Brazil.