Wireless Security System Project Expands to San Salvador's Metropolitan Area

RTI International is helping to expand a wireless security system project in San Salvador’s metropolitan area. The system uses cellular wireless technology to improve the real-time collection and sharing of criminal information, with the aim of reducing crime.

The Council of Mayors of the San Salvador Metropolitan Area through its Planning Office, Tigo, RTI International and Qualcomm Incorporated, through its Wireless Reach™ initiative, has launched an expanded Seguridad Inalámbrica (Wireless Security) system in continued collaboration with the National Civilian Police, Corps of Metropolitan Agents of participating municipalities and the U.S. Government through its Agency for International Development (USAID).

Following feedback from the project’s first phase in Santa Tecla, the Android smartphones in phase two are equipped with an enhanced, easy-to-use software application and an improved web interface, both based on Ushahidi. Participating law enforcement officers are being issued smartphones with the Seguridad Inalámbrica application, and use built-in GPS capabilities, camera and other features to create detailed incident reports.