ADVERTORIAL - Sopra Steria: a trusted partner to public safety


Sopra Steria will be a Silver Sponsor in Coventry. In this article, the company outlines its expertise and provides details of its presence at the show.

Sopra Steria’s market leading command and control platform allows critical control room operators to deploy resources quickly and effectively. It supports them in providing the best possible response to the public. At BAPCO 2020, we will be showcasing our platform’s latest iteration, SmartSTORM, alongside demos of our latest innovations. Join us at stand G24 for a live demonstration.
Proven reliability in support of mission-critical operations
SmartSTORM stems from Sopra Steria’s deep understanding of critical control rooms. The product gives public safety organisations access to a reliable and resilient platform that supports interactions with the public. This includes logging calls for service, allocating and deploying an appropriate response and ensuring that those on the frontline have access to the information they need when responding to emergency calls. 
Currently supporting 67 per cent of UK police forces, Sopra Steria has a proud command and control heritage of over 35 years, delivering mission-critical applications for public safety operations. Our Public Safety Group has decades of operational public safety experience which benefits clients such as Cleveland Police and Kent Fire and Rescue Service.
Location, location, location
Knowing a caller’s location is often crucial in providing an effective response to a member of the public in need. SmartSTORM provides a range of location-related tools which enhance the operator’s ability to locate a caller, even in the most remote parts of the country. 
As well as the traditional EISEC and Advanced Mobile Location features, SmartSTORM offers a deep integration with What3Words, which enables emergency services to respond to emergencies faster by efficiently finding and communicating precise locations.
At BAPCO 2020, we’re excited to announce that SmartSTORM will be launching a new location-related feature to enhance successful operational response. Come to stand G24 to find out more.
Developing a digital future
Sopra Steria designs, develops and delivers technology solutions that achieve your strategic outcomes and meet your specific business challenges. We combine collaborative consultancy and strategic expertise with sector specialisms and digital best practice to make a real difference to every client’s business. As well as our work within public safety, we support customers from across the public sector and private sector.
At BAPCO 2020, our senior product manager for control room solutions, Chris Dreyfus-Gibson, will be presenting on how public safety organisations equip themselves amidst changing behaviours in a highly connected and technology-led world. This will take place ahead of the publication of his report on ‘Unravelling the Digital Human,’ due out in April 2020. You can catch Chris at 12.30pm on Tuesday 10th March.
A trusted partner to public safety
Sopra Steria has been a trusted partner to police forces and other public safety agencies for over 35 years. Technology is ever-evolving and it is our view that we, as partners in industry, have a responsibility to enable our public services to make best use of that technology. 
Whether it’s frontline command and control, digital services enabling efficient investigations, or providing business support functions, we are committed to ensuring we do everything to enable your core mission of keeping communities safe and bringing offenders to justice.
The world is how we shape it – let’s shape it together.

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