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TRADESHOWS
10.15.14
The UPsafety team extends our thanks to the Bucks County Chief's Association for their hospitality. We had an excellent time meeting, speaking with, and demonstrating our e-Citation solution to the Chiefs.

10.13.14
Two shows, twice the success! We appreciate the support of everyone who visited us at the Ohio Municipal League and NY State Parking Association shows! We met a lot of wonderful people and answered excellent questions during our solution demonstrations. Thank you to everyone who attended!

10.6.14
The UPsafety team would like to thank all of the attendees who spoke with us at the PA Parking Association expo in Lancaster. We never tire of meeting new people and greeting those we know. This week, we will presenting at not one, but TWO conferences. We will be at the Ohio Municipal League in Columbus as well as the NY State Parking Association in Ellenville, NY. Two shows means there's twice the opportunity to come meet us. We hope to see you there!

9.25.14
The UPsafety team would like to thank the Connecticut Police Chief's Association for putting on an excellent Fall Meeting. It was a pleasure speaking to all of the attendees. In fact, we had such a good experience that we are proud to announce that we will be attending the Winter Meeting on December 11 in Cromwell, CT!

CT Police Chiefs

9.18.14
Great news! The new edition of the UPsafety Campus newsletter is now available! Our feature article outlines proper campus parking expansion assessment. We also have included a case study on a college as well as some interesting facts relating to campus parking. Oh, and don't forget our Guess the Garage photo contest--the deadline for entries is 9/25! Check out these excellent articles and feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, or suggestions you have: sales@upsafety.net

9.15.14
The new UPsafety Newsletter-Hospital Edition is now live! This quarter features Parking and a Healthier You, a Case Study on Lewisgale Medical Center, Hospital parking factoids, and a Guess the Garage photo contest. Check out these excellent articles and feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, or suggestions you have at sales@upsafety.net

9.12.14
The UPsafety team would like to thank the South East PA Chief's Association for their hospitality. We had a wonderful time speaking with all of the Chiefs about our e-Citation solution.

8.26.14
UPsafety would like to announce the winner of the "Guess the Garage" photo contest. Congratulations to Chief Frank V. DeAndrea, Jr., Hazleton Police Department! The garage in the photo is the Santa Monica Civic Center Parking Garage.

8.22.14
The new UPsafety Newsletter-Municipality Edition is now live! This quarter's features cover AOPC Approval, e-Commerce and mobile payments, and the Hidden Cost of Servers. Check out these excellent articles and feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, or suggestions you have: at sales@upsafety.net

8.1.14
The UPsafety team wishes to thank all of the attendees at the 2014 FBINAA conference who visited our booth. We enjoyed meeting you and answering your questions about our parking and permitting and e-citation solution.
Ultra-rugged N4 Parking and Permitting Solution

7.17.14
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!
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7.10.14

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.


6.24.14
Police Security Expo

6.9.14
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!
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10.23.13
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.
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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.

Read the N4CER Press Release

N4CER Ultra Rugged Android device

UPsafety and Radnor PD

A number of changes are coming to the way that Radnor Township handles parking tickets.

Read the article now on Radnor Patch
Radnor and UPsafety

May 1,2013
THE HIDDEN COST OF SERVERS
By David Young, CEO of United Public Safety

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.

READ MORE


Police Security Expo

National Parking Association Expo

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.
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UPsafety NPA

Introducing PaperForTickets.com

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!


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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

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Parking Day Philadelphia

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.

For more about Park(ing) Day, visit http://parkingday.org/


A Fine Decision

"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

Read it on Philly.com HERE


Every ticket tells a story in Saugus

He noted the town employs two parking enforcement officers who use hand-held citation devices that transmit a photo from the scene to Jackie Howard, the town parking clerk. “A lot of people still don’t know our officers take pictures.” Read the article here


New UPsafety Videos!

UPsafety brings you a variety of videos on parking enforcement on our video page.
Learn how to issue a ticket or electronically chalk a tire, click here!

3/14- One Million State Police Traffic Citations Issued Electronically

For the one millionth time, a Pennsylvania State Police trooper issued an "electronic" traffic citation, using computer technology that improves trooper safety and cuts in half the amount of time it used to take a trooper to issue a citation manually.

When does officer safety matter most?

Seven days a week. Twenty four hours a day. Check out 6abc.com Temple University police fault radio in clash with teen.

'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.

Why the Cloud is becoming King...

Companies love to use the term “cloud” when hyping their internet-based services. But what do technology executives really think about the cloud? Read the article...Cloud services pick up steam, but IT execs still cautious (exclusive)


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.

Download the UPsafety Press Release / Download press image

IACP 2014
October 25-28, 2014
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL
Booth 2708

Connecticut Police Chief's Association
Winter Meeting
December 11, 2014
Cromwell, CT

Parking Association of the Virginias
December 12-14, 2014
Wintergreen Resort
Roseland, VA

PIE 2015
March 29 - April 1, 2015
Hyatt Regency O'Hare
Chicago, IL

2015 IPI Conference & Expo
June 29 - July 2, 2015
Las Vegas, NV

Fraternal Order of Police
62nd Conference and Expo
August 9-11, 2015
Pittsburgh, PA

IACP 2015
October 24-27, 2015
McCormick Place West
Chicago, IL

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!

Fill out the event request form here!

Why are we pushing so hard on using the cloud for your data services? Find out in this new whitepaper:

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


Cloud Computing Offers a Public Safety Edge

The cloud is a safe, robust platform for first responders to rely on - written by Mark Cleverley

http://www.lawofficer.com/cloud

Cloud Migration:
The Time is Now


Read the article in FCW (Federal Computer Weekly)
or download the PDF here

By Diana Gowen, Sr. Vice President and General, Manager, CenturyLink Public Sector

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