for October 2014
those who serve others!
A special Message from
Falcon Community Services
A2Z Communications, Inc.
together to serve those who serve others!
City of Birmingham, like cities all over the USA, is
in transition. Mayor William Bell, community leaders,
concerned citizens, and the corporate community have
decided the transition could be a continued
deterioration of neighborhoods, or the opportunity to
take back and revitalize communities, one at a time;
to make Birmingham a better place to live, work and
first phase of the initiative began in the Woodlawn
community with the establishment of the Community
Policing and Revitalization (C.P.R.) Initiative over
five years ago. Much progress has been made, but there
is still much work to be done. After initial
discussions with Mayor Bell and C.P.R. Executive
Director, Renita Higgins, it was concluded that a new
program, called NeighborNet, could
be of significant benefit in meeting a common goal of
putting the Magic back in Birmingham.
We'll be telling you more about NeighborNet
and other community service programs in
this eNewsletter as well as information on
new products developed especially for those who serve
others. Click here
for more information.
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An Introduction to NeighborNet!
Protects People, Places, and
Property with more efficiency, lower cost, and
enhanced safety through community partnerships and
advanced wireless technology!
is a total community safety solution to serve the
needs of people in peril, places at risk of
burglary or property at risk of fire, theft, or
vandalism. The people at risk can involve
home alone individuals (disabled, elderly, those
under protective orders etc.) Any business or
institution handling money, prescription drugs or
items of value is at risk, both by armed robbers
and after hours burglary. High value mostly
unoccupied property (churches, schools, offices
etc.) are at risk.
NeighborNet can provide quick
response to any of the aforementioned needs by
providing instant notification to first
responders, both public and private as well as
providing incident command capability in times of
mass emergencies such as earthquakes, hurricanes,
tornadoes as well as airport, highway and rail
transportation emergencies. Additionally, NeighborNet
can coordinate activities between hospitals,
transportation providers, utilities, and
volunteers. There is nothing else quite like
additional information, click on the PLAY arrow
School Protected by ActionAlert!
Alabama school system first in the nation to install
new ActionAlert system to
protect staff and students.
developed by Falcon Wireless, provides an efficient
and affordable emergency notification system that
provides every classroom and activity area with
personal wireless emergency call buttons. The is less
than $100 per room or office. When activated,
a central processing system receives the digital
call button code, then translates it into a voice
message for transmission to radios used in the
school as well as text message format.
The text message is sent directly to cell phones and
PC's both within the school plus school
administration and the Oxford Police
Department. The complete central processing
system is less than $4,000 including on-site
installation, training, and support! Want to
know more? Click here!
cut cost and increase efficiency!
Hospitals link multiple facilities for efficiency
Multiple hospital ownership in regional geographic
areas is a common and growing trend. The benefits
are obvious - More efficiency in times of need and
cost savings by reducing redundant services. In
Montgomery, AL, Security Director Suzie McMahon,
recognized the need to be in constant contact with
officers traveling between hospitals and centralized
three Baptist hospitals in the Montgomery area - East,
North, and South were already connected with a
broadband network and Hytera digital radios were being
used in all three locations. As it turned out, the
Hytera repeaters and portable radios were already
capable of a feature called Site Roaming.
essence, activation of this feature allows all radios
on the system to be part of a common dispatch system
while simultaneously providing travel between all
three hospitals. Contact is retained at all times with
the home hospital, enroute between hospitals and while
at another facility.
would like to know more about Hytera affordable
digital communications, check out Hytera-Alabama.us and
if you have multiple hospitals, manufacturing
plants, or any facility that would benefit by being
linked, give us a call at 800.489.2611.
This is the
place where monsters live!
looks like Paradise, but in this place of mountain
green, a monster lives, and it's mean!
is Dickenson County Virginia, in the heart of the
Cumberland plateau. It's a beautiful place and
until recently, a place where VHF radios adequately
served the needs of first responders. And then
- the Monster showed up!
The name of the Monster - NARROW BAND, which
severely reduced the operating range of public
safety radios - the mobiles, not so bad - portables,
Fortunately, this story does not end on a sad note.
That's because Dickenson County has a white knight,
locally known as E911 Director, Matt Slemp.
Matt has been around for awhile, and he has some
pretty good contacts, one of which is us! And
that proved to be a good thing because we have a
solution. It's called a BlueBox-VX. This
incredible little device just plugs into an existing
mobile radio to provide portable coverage that
equals that of the mobile - not just for a few
hundred feet away from the mobile, but MILES from
the mobile! And, it works in band (VHF-VHF) so
you don't have to buy new radios or spend a fortune
on vehicular repeaters. Want to know more?
Free Radios Coordinate Wrecker Service Operations
and Wrecker service can handle the REALLY big
jobs with high tech hands free radios!
Many of us
think of a wrecker service being a guy with a tow
truck to rescue stranded drivers and a little night
time activity in recovering vehicles for creditors.
There is another kind of wrecker service - the ones
that handle the big jobs like wrecked eighteen
wheeler's, and even an occasional helicopter!
Wrecker Service of Evergreen, AL is one of those
that can take care of the big jobs - not just a guy
in a tow truck, but two or three people working
together as a coordinated team to move heavy
equipment safely. That's where we come into the
picture. Terry Conway needed a way to talk to his on
scene crews, reliably, securely, in all kinds of
weather, and just to add the frosting on the cake -
HANDS FREE! To learn more about long
range hands free communications, click here!
Hospital + small radios =
efficiency, safety, and savings!
radios cover BIG hospital and save lots of money.
Learn how St. Vincent's Hospital gets more for less!
Hospitals have very
special communications needs. Personal 2-way radios
are used by administrators, clinical technicians,
housekeeping, maintenance personnel, nurses,
security, patient transport, emergency room and
operating room personnel, along with Code Blue
teams, anesthesiologists, lab technicians, even
doctors (along with some others that we may have
HIPAA requirements, multi-shift operations, battery
life, purchase and operating cost, coverage in large
multiple buildings, and user reluctance to wearing
bulky radios that stab the wearer in ribs, all
contribute to the problems facing hospital
administrators today. You may find it hard to
believe, but a three hundred dollar radio addresses
and deals with ALL these issues! It's called the
PD362 by Hytera Communications. Click here
for more information!
Getting to know our Premier
Response Systems of Norcross, GA - Our featured
partner for the month of October!
NeighborNet system is essentially based on SparkGap
technology developed by Critical Response Systems
(CRS) in Norcross, GA - a small American company
with BIG ideas. The concept of community networking
has evolved from the development of county wide
interoperability provided for Monroe County
(Rochester), NY and an integrated patient care
system developed for Johns Hopkins Hospital
CRS is a privately owned American company,
located on the outskirts of Atlanta, GA. The
close proximity to Birmingham, along with the
entrepreneurial spirit and technical skills of James
Dabbs and Brian Cliase, were a perfect match for us.
The products, and the company, fit perfectly with
our goal of developing safer communities through
more efficient interoperability between first
responders and community volunteers. We are
proud to be associated with CRS. As you get to
better know this company, and the products they
offer, you'll see why the decision was made to work
together. We're glad to be a part of the team!
Meet Adalynn Marisa Jones who arrived on this planet
September 29th. Adalynn reported for duty weighing
in at 8.6 pounds and a height (length?) of 21
inches. Mother Joy, a key member of the Falcon
Team, is doing fine. Daddy Chris is
planning to sleep for a week. We don't
Thanks for visiting with us. We appreciate you!
Falkner and all the Falcon Team
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