Scanners at the ready! Emergency agencies begin turning off radio encryption in bid to 'improve transparency'



Some police and fire departments are bucking a trend to conceal dispatch communications from the public, acknowledging that radio encryption has the potential to backfire and put first responders in danger.
Agencies with digital radio systems have turned off the encryption to their main dispatching channels and others have decided not to turn it on. 
They say their officers and firefighters may not be heard during emergencies by responders at neighboring departments with radio systems that either don't have access to their encrypted channels or aren't advanced enough to have encryption... read more

 
11 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 44
Source: Daily Mail
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