Hytera Mobilfunk, acting as general contractor, installed Peru's first TETRA radio system in 2012 and 2013. The system went live on 25 June this year following a launch by the Interior Minister of Peru, Wilfredo Pedraza Sierra.
The Interior Minister said of the new Emergency System 105: "This is a highly effective system, which is even earthquake-resistant. This platform for the police is the communication system used by the authorities and organisations with safety and security tasks to coordinate the emergency response in case of a major natural disaster."
The Peruvian National Police emergency call system in the Lima Metropolitan Area has been equipped with Hytera Mobilfunk’s ACCESSNET-T IP TETRA infrastructure and Hytera mobile and handheld TETRA terminals.
The TETRA radio system provides mission critical voice and data transmission for the emergency services. For the moment, the system covers the capital city, Lima, and the port city of Callao, which together make up the greater Lima metropolitan area with around 8.8 million inhabitants.
The first 300 Hytera PT580H portable radios and 100 Hytera MT680 vehicle radios are now being used by the police. The radios are already generating an average usage of more than 30,000 calls per day.
The number of radios supplied to the emergency services will be increased at a later date to 3,459 PT580H handheld radios, 560 MT680 vehicle radios and 300 Hytera MT680B fixed radios. The emergency services in Lima are now very well equipped, in particular their smart patrol vehicles, which are fitted out with cameras, dispatchers, AVL (automatic vehicle location) and the latest TETRA applications.
With over 120 permanently installed cameras, a video system provides continuous monitoring of the most important places and streets in Lima and Callao. All systems are in integrated at one central control centre, where the police use both a dispatcher and an AVL system.
In the centre, incoming emergency calls and the emergency services are managed and coordinated on 65 workstations. Over 12 monitoring stations and a video wall with 24 46-inch monitors display the camera feeds. Thanks to the advanced system, a digital record is created for every incoming emergency call, which saves, among other things, information on the caller, the reason for the call, the actions taken and the resources used.