World Security Report News2015-10-06 15:16:37

Motorola Solutions Joins Fight against Pirates and Smugglers in Seychelles

Seychelles Police choose innovative mission-critical communications technology from Motorola Solutions to support public safety across 115 islands and Indian Ocean

MOTOTRBO radio communications network will improve real-time communications helping police respond to organised crime

New radio network is first to cover the demanding geography of the 115 islands in the Seychelles, as well as surrounding areas of Indian Ocean

Advanced location-based services improve officer safety and efficiency

The Seychelles islands face the threat of pirates hijacking local fishing boats and organized crime gangs using the many isolated beaches to traffic illegal drugs. To equip police with real-time information to fight against crime, the Government of the Republic of Seychelles has deployed a Motorola Solutions MOTOTRBO digital radio system to enhance police communications.

The communications network will be the first to cover the demanding geography of the Seychelles' 115 islands and surrounding areas in the Indian Ocean, enabling improved dispatch of officers across land and sea for rapid and effective response to criminal activities.

Joel Morgan, Minister for Home Affairs and Transport, The Seychelles said: "The deployment of this network is a milestone in the history of our police force, another big step forward in its quest toward modernization and a big boost to its general field operations."

Patrolling the region has been an ongoing challenge for the police force where mountainous island terrain severely disrupts analogue radio and cellular communications coverage. Designed and installed by Communication Specialists Limited (Comm-Spec), the reach of the new digital radio network was extended with MOTOTRBO DR 3000 repeaters. These provide more than 30,000 square kilometres of radio coverage, blanketing the islands and surrounding ocean for the first time.

"By deploying a dedicated MOTOTRBO integrated digital radio network the police now have access to real-time communications that provide a seamless, reliable, scalable and secure alternative to the islands' previously inconsistent analogue radio and cellular networks," says Tim Clark, director, sales channel products & programmes, Europe and Africa, Motorola Solutions.



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