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Elected Officials > SAFE-T System Advantages SAFE-T System Advantages

SAFE-T will help agencies save lives and save money. The SAFE-T network provides public safety agencies with a cost-efficient alternative to upgrade communications. Agencies can eliminate system infrastructure costs because the IPSC funds the backbone and maintenance costs of the SAFE-T network.

Currently, taxpayers may be paying for as many as 3-5 separate radio networks in a jurisdiction that may not allow first responders to communicate with each other. SAFE-T will allow local jurisdictions to operate under a single unified network that saves taxpayer dollars.

Other network advantages include:

  • User equipment prices won't change for 7 years, with discounts of 20-25 percent available when purchased through IPSC;
  • Volume discount on maintenance;
  • Advanced state-of-the-art technology to replace outmoded, disparate communication systems that may be up to 40 years old; and
  • Support from the IPSC and project vendor Motorola.