Security systems in metro areas across the United States are becoming more secure, according to a report released Tuesday by the Associated Press.
Omaha police chief Todd Dickey and the Omaha City Council have proposed to install a 2Gig security solution for the city, and the state legislature is expected to pass a bill in the coming days that would make Omaha the first city in the country to deploy this kind of security technology.
Omaha will receive its 2GIG system later this month, according the AP.
The AP reported that Omaha Police Chief Todd Dicky and the City Council of Omaha plan to deploy a 2 gigabit (2G) Wi-Fi network to the city’s public areas as part of the security plan.
Omaha Police Department spokesperson Brian Egan confirmed to the AP that the city will have 2GIS, a system that is capable of providing data to the internet.
This includes internet speeds that exceed the internet speeds currently available in Omaha.
The system is connected to a central server, which also has a security system in place.
The city is also using this system to manage security for the public areas of its downtown, including the city parks and the downtown shopping area.
Omaha also plans to deploy an internal data center that will be capable of hosting data in bulk, according Egan.
The central data center will allow the city to offer faster internet speeds and will provide a level of data redundancy and scalability that will benefit the city.
Omaha’s new system is not just for the sake of speed, Egan said, but also for the ease of data access for officers and city employees.
The technology could also make the city more secure in the event of a terrorist attack, as the police department has no ability to access data from the data center, he said.
Omaha residents have expressed concerns about the security of the city and the police, but Egan noted that the technology will allow them to do their jobs better and be more efficient.
Egan is also encouraging the city not to take on more responsibilities for the data, because it is not a security issue.
He said the city is already working on other security plans and said the police will take over the security responsibilities from Omaha Police.
“We have a very good plan in place, but we don’t want to jump ahead of our plan,” Egan told the AP, adding that he hopes that the Omaha Police Officers Association will work with the city on these security measures.
Omaha has been working to become a more secure place.
In 2017, the city installed the largest security system for its public safety personnel, the 1Gig Wi-Faster system, that also provides police with faster internet service.
The 1GIG has been in operation since the spring of 2019.
Omaha, a city of roughly 16,000 people in central Nebraska, is in the middle of the most violent period in the city since 2011, when nearly 200 people were killed in a bombing at a mall.
A man named Adam Lanza was convicted of the attacks.