Managing your P25 System
What are your options for managing your network?
What should you be monitoring?
How do you prepare for major events?
Managing a P25 network requires significant, up-to-date experience and knowledge, as the complexity of Public Safety networks...Read more
This Best Practice guide for managing P25 systems uses a simplified, non-chronological approach. The organization of topics is loosely based on standards in related industries (IT) as there are currently no known, well-established standards for...Read more
This section focuses on maintaining the technical integrity of your system for routine operations.
Monitoring a P25 radio system is very different from monitoring an analog system. The P25 radio network is made up of numerous components, which must...Read more
Even among the largest state-wide systems, network monitoring practices vary from strict, structured 24/7 internal operations to a reactive approach – responding only to complaints from system users.
Why are relatively few Public Safety systems...Read more
The elements of the network that should be monitored are:
Many new base stations come with advanced monitoring functions built in, and third party devices are capable of monitoring...Read more
The role of Public Safety radio technicians is rapidly changing, and their willingness to learn and attack any technical challenge is paramount. Intimate familiarity with the discrete elements of the radios is being replaced with thorough...Read more
Diligent record-keeping is at the heart of efficient asset tracking, but the requirements and benefits are not yet widely understood, addressed and realized. Few operators maintain up-to-date documentation with detailed information about hardware...Read more
Large multi-agency P25 networks demand significant active administration, but even small networks require proper set-up and active management.
In the majority of Public Safety systems, network configuration changes are...Read more
Optimization is uncommon in Public Safety communications systems, which are often fine-tuned at the time of initial implementation and then left alone for their entire useful lives.
This section includes some suggestions for continuous improvement...Read more
Your level of investment for major events depends upon your location and risk assessment. You need to invest enough to stay on air through critical events, ensuring power to your sites throughout.
The greatest barrier to effective emergency...Read more