- Category: Hand-held Technology
A study by IDC states that mobile computing is the most important component of any future information processing system. And really, taking a close look in our daily lives, you will recognize that there are more and more mobile computing systems and that these systems are more and more closely linked to a strong back-end system.
Parking management and enforcement were among the first really benefitting from mobile computing.
I very clearly remember the time when I founded Schweers in 1988 and we had to convince the Police and city representatives of the advantages of automated handheld enforcement. Now, almost 20 years later, such is obvious and a straightforward parking enforcement application is quite normal to all of us.
Decriminalization helped create dedicated enforcement teams taking care of all managed parking of a city. This includes ticketing, towing, sanitation, animal control and any violation you can find in your code-book. This concept has now developed around the world with teams receiving extended tasks far beyond their original capacity as parking-enforcement officers. Today we often talk to law enforcement officers.
The on-street appearance of officers and police is considered a security measure of the city, making people feel more comfortable and safe. So although an officer’s major job is about enforcement, which is sometime viewed by the public as a punishment, they are now also seen as performing a much broader range of services that benefit the community. Officers in many places are now trained for community services and conflict resolution.
In public service, where any investment must last for years, a decision concerning electronic parking and law enforcement should be thoroughly researched and receive special consideration. Therefore it is our task as a developer, industry leader and specialist of handheld based law enforcement solutions to assist and support our clients.
As we listen to you, we will continuously be able to provide you with dedicated solutions guaranteeing your efficiency and compliance with today and tomorrow’s requirements in professional law enforcement.