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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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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


Parking Industry Exhibition
March 16-19, 2014
Hyatt Regency O'Hare
Rosemont, IL
Booth 209



International
Parking Institute
2014 Conference and Expo
June 2-4, 2014
Dallas, TX
Gaylord Texas Resort
& Convention Center
Booth 1110

IACLEA 56th Annual Conference
June 20-24, 2014 (Conference)
June 20-21, 2014 (Exhibit)
Hilton Hotel Montreal Bonaventure
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

FBINAA Annual Training Conference
July 16th-24th
Philadelphia Marriot Downtown
Philadelphia, PA
Booth 606

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

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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