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Firms test ideas to keep Singapore safe

Govt-industry collaboration 'could help minimise impact of threats'

Published on May 28, 2014 7:54 AM

A mobile app that keeps track of security forces in real time could help the authorities improve their communications in incidents such as last year's Little India riot.

The app was one of several ideas developed here by consultancy firm Accenture as part of a recently concluded government-industry collaboration to find and test solutions to security and safety issues.

It uses the Global Positioning System (GPS) to pinpoint forces deployed outdoors.

Officers and commanders can exchange images and messages to improve their understanding as incidents unfold.

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