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The PCPA 2014 show in King of Prussia was a success. UPsafety thanks to all of the PA Chiefs who stopped by to talk to our team. The UPsafety parking and permitting and e-citation solutions stole the show. Even Mr. Franklin was impressed!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
United Public Safety Announces PA AOPC E-Citation Approval
HORSHAM, PENNSYLVANIA, July 9, 2014 – United Public Safety announced today that it has been approved by the Pennsylvania AOPC (Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts) to license software to Municipal and State Police Agencies for issuing PA Traffic e-Citations throughout the state. This system will have ability to save taxpayers millions of dollars each year by reducing costs and time associated with issuing and transcribing handwritten paper citations. Most importantly, the software will allow for a significantly shorter traffic stop thereby increasing both officer and civilian safety. This also allows the officer more time to respond to more critical situations throughout the municipality.
According to 2011 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Division of State and Provincial Police (S&P) research entitled, “Preventing Traffic-Related Line-of-Duty Deaths,” law enforcement officers are four times more likely to be involved in a traffic collision than the average civilian motorist. In fact, 150 law enforcement officers were killed between the years 2000-2009, as a direct result of traffic-related incidents (60% of all officer deaths in that time period). Forty-two percent of those fatal traffic incidents involved officers being struck on the side of the road.
These statistics indicate a fundamental flaw within the current citation process. According to United Public Safety's CEO David Young, “We are excited to offer a means to make traffic stops safer by streamlining the entire process for municipal law enforcement.” United Public Safety is now issuing live PA Traffic e-Citations with the Horsham, PA Police Department.
United Public Safety is a Two Technologies Solutions Company headquartered in Horsham, Pennsylvania. United Public Safety provides parking solutions to municipalities, universities, hospitals, and private property owners throughout the United States. The company has state approvals for e-Citations and e-Ticketing issuance in NJ and PA. Currently, PA Traffic e-Citations in Pennsylvania State Police patrol cars are issued on 8 ½ X 11 inch paper. United Public Safety has submitted a 4-inch printed form to Criminal Procedural Rules Committee (CPRC) for approval so that officers on motorcycles or bicycles can also take advantage of e-citations. This decision is pending.
Fresh from our successful trip to the IPI 2014 show in Dallas, UPsafety thanks everyone who stopped by to talk to our team. The ultra-rugged N4 and the United Public Safety parking and permitting solution continues to draw crowds!
UPsafety exhibited at the IACP show in Philadelphia this week. The new N4CER was a big hit with attendees, including Chiefs of Police from all over the globe, and a very curious Founding Father.
ULTRA RUGGED MOBILITY TAKES PUBLIC SAFETY TO A NEW LEVEL Key Features Reduce Down Time and Improve Accuracy
HORSHAM, PENNSYLVANIA, October 2, 2013 – Extreme weather conditions and demanding environments no longer need to be limitations for data collection in the Public Safety sector. United Public Safety® announced the introduction of the N4CER today. The N4CER is the first in a series of ultra-rugged devices specifically designed for Public Safety; parking enforcement officers, police officers, fire marshals and building inspectors can finally issue tickets and citations, respond to, and send critical information efficiently in the harshest weather conditions.
The question is seldom asked anymore. Most people recognize that cloud based computing is the future of computing. What If you had to choose between the Internet and post office? It is a fair certainty that the post office will remain in place for a very long time into the future but few would argue that the post office is a better choice. The question may seem absurd but it has come to a point that they are equally relevant.
Servers are cheap and readily available. Both statements are true but take a deeper look. Real costs associated with servers are hidden.
We had a great time at the NPA Expo this year. We got to meet a lot of great people and show them our parking solution. What a great success! Check out just a few photos from the event.
Now you can purchase paper for your remote or integrated printer, styli, carrying cases and batteries directly from our new ticketing supply store. Just visit www.paperfortickets.com and start shopping!
Philadelphia Park(ing) Day 2012
United Public Safety participated in the fifth annual Philadelphia Park(ing) Day, Friday, September 21st. This national day, started in San Francisco in 2005, is when activists, artists, architects, and other citizens transform metered parking spaces into temporary public parks. The event celebrates parks and other public spaces in cities across the country, and raises awareness of the need for more pedestrian-friendly spaces in our urban areas.
UPsafety jumped at the chance to sign up and turn a parking spot into a restful oasis among a bustling city. No one knows better than parking officers just how bustling (and stressful) the city can be, so they dedicated their pop-up park to local parking enforcement officers and called it, "Rita's Haven". (Only a few got the "Rita/Meter Maid/Beatles" reference.) With a few hay bales, mums, and cafe tables, the 8x18 parking space was turned into a retreat where passers-by could sit and have lunch, enjoy their coffee and a free donut, listen to live music, or just people watch. Among the participants were Philadelphia Parking Authority (who sponsored the event), Philadelphia City Planning Commission, and the Mayor's Office of Sustainability. Some of the designs were complex and artistic, while others were quite simple, using only what was on hand. Check out photos of the parks HERE
A few visitors asked about our business model and why we felt the need to be a part of this pseudo "anti parking spot day". As most vehicle owners would agree, parking enforcement is a necessity, keeping shops and tourist attractions in business by allowing out-of-towners and local drivers to park easily. While they may not like the fines when they misread a sign or forget to feed the meter, and worry about corruption and fraudulent ticketing, they know that without enforcement, parking would be a total nightmare.
A few folks we met who don't own cars said they wish that all of these parking spots would just disappear. They want quieter streets, cleaner air and more bicycle-friendly areas. While more and more people are choosing to live "car free", let's face it...cars aren't going anywhere.
We believe the trick is to strike a balance. With better parking management, smart architecture, creative revenue recirculation, and a hand shake between parking professionals, city planners and environmentalists, we can help create a better city for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.
"Affirming the truth of the facts" is what UPsafety is all about. Now that the PPA is forced to explain violations if they are taken to court, perhaps they should consider the ultimate in proof...a photo and GPS time/date stamped violation from UPsafety. Read the article here
'CLOUD COMPUTING'- OLD TECHNOLOGY OR CUTTING EDGE?
By Harald Raetzsch, as seen in the December 2012 issue of Parking Today- While ASP came and went, the cloud has made its inroads into so many aspects of our lives that it will stay. Not only because the infrastructure needed for cloud computing is now widely available, but more important, cloud services are generally accepted and used by many of us.
Announcing the Introduction of ToCite Parking/Law Enforcement
Philadelphia based United Public Safety
PHILADELPHIA, PA - November 20, 2011 - United Public Safety, also known
as UPsafety®, was formed for the sole purpose of providing an efficient and affordable
solution to issuing parking tickets, citations, and permits. The solution options include
ToCite® Ticket and ForCite® Citation software and ToCite Cloud and ForCite Cloud as
well as an American-made ruggedized mobile ticket writer with integrated printer and
various other hardware options.
FBINAA Annual Training Conference
July 26-28, 2014
Philadelphia Marriot Downtown
PA FOP 2014
43rd Biennial Conference
August 11-12, 2014
Split Rock Lodge
Pocono Mountain, PA
New York State Parking Association
22nd Annual Conference
October 8-10, 2014
Honors Haven Resort and Spa
October 25-28, 2014
Orange County Convention Center
UPsafety is hosting a series of events aimed at bringing your municipality or university up to speed on our cloud based parking enforcement, permitting and e-citation software/ hardware solutions. Let us know you are interested and we'll keep you posted on events in your area!
It is no coincidence that our federal government is turning to public data centers operated by companies like
Microsoft, Apple and Google. The reason is simple and obvious; our government clearly understands that those
companies know more about secure computing and storage than they do. READ MORE