4 Reasons to Modernise a Control Centre
In the global economy, it is essential to modernise products and services to achieve their higher efficiency and cost-effectiveness, and economies of scale. In warning systems operated from a control centre, a high level of inter-agency coordination and service in case of emergency can be ensured only from a modern, adequately equipped centre.
Customers expect better service regarding faster response times and fewer errors due to handling standardised emergencies and operation protocols. It is imperative that organisations adopt a novel approach to software and hardware modernisation. Every control centre should be given a facelift regarding its purpose and technology. The faster the reaction of the operator, the quicker the response to an imminent threat.
Due to the automation of a control centre, it is possible to shorten the time of rescue operations, optimise the selection of appropriate rescue equipment, and to reduce the costs incurred in emergency unit interventions. The modernised software allows more straightforward control of warning devices, automated rescue and emergency operations management, simplifies the summons of task forces, and rescue and emergency staff.
A unified software system and its intuitive graphical interface play a significant role in every critical situation, considering the operator’s need for fast and effective reactions. When a threat becomes imminent, minutes or even seconds can make a real difference, and therefore, the unified interface can ensure a high standard of the operator’s performance. This feature is crucial for every control centre.
Recording events as soon as they occur is an essential part of proper event investigation. The operator should be able to create a number of different scenarios for all extraordinary events.
Records kept can provide a broad spectrum of information about the circumstances of a specific event as well as help establish a better course of action in case of future emergencies. There are many ways of sorting out the information, but all processes should rely on factual data rather than inference as much as possible.
Integrating multiple systems into an all-in-one multi-purpose device saves time and space significantly. Consequently, the system will be more accurate and it will maintain its cost-effectiveness.
It is fundamental that the software and hardware in a control centre are fully adjustable to suit any client’s requirements, able to withstand any change due to fast technological advancement and maintain their long-term viability.
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Monika is an international business manager for Balkan, Benelux and Scandinavian states. She worked with a diverse range of organisations, including government institutions, IGOs in the field of migration, private sector and non-profits. The mentioned experience laid a sound foundation for a challenging and meaningful job she has in the Telegrafia Company. Therefore, she is very excited about bringing you the latest news from the field of early warning and notification systems.