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PublicEye® and Maphub Connect the Public to the Public Safety Community

PublicEye is the most advanced mobility solution for police, fire and EMS. However it’s available to the public safety community only. It’s companion product, Maphub, is a social network that can be downloaded from the app store. Together they allow the public and the public safety communities to collaborate and communicate with each other in ways never done before.


A better way to call for help from your mobile phone

A better way to call for help from your mobile phone

About 10,000 people die every year because of a serious deficiency in the 911 system: the wireless 911 callers location cannot be accurately determined by the dispatcher. It can be off by as much as a mile, as explained in this video by John Oliver.

Unlike the 911 system, which uses cell tower triangulation to locate the caller, Maphub sends the exact GPS location of the caller to PublicEye used by the police departments. The first responders can use the powerful features of PublicEye to reach the caller quickly. This video further illustrates how this is accomplished.

If you’re a rideshare passenger under threat or in a domestic violence situation, making a voice 911 call could put you into immediate danger. The SOS button provides the Silent Alert feature to send your location information to participating local authorities. This video illustrates the silent alert feature.

PublicEye and Maphub together offer functionality today that is superior in many ways to the Next Generation 911 System, which is not expected to be fully functional for at least another 5 years.


A better way to keep your community informed

A better way to keep your community informed

Cities and towns have a need to keep its residents informed during its day-to-day operations or during times of emergency. Whether it’s a road closing due to an accident, parking prohibitions due to a snowstorm or evacuation zones during a hurricane, it’s important that all of the residents are reached in a timely fashion. Public safety and other city departments using PublicEye can send alerts that can be seen by the residents using Maphub.

These map-based alerts are extremely sophisticated. They can target residents in a specific geo-location. The content can be powerful and informational since they can contain text, photos, videos and location data. Residents can fully participate since they can add comments and feedback that can be very useful – not only to other residents but also to the public safety officials.

The Zco solution is superior to systems such as CodeRED®who primarily reach residents through landline phone calls. PublicEye and Maphub, on the other hand, reach residents on mobile phones making it possible to reach almost 100% of the residents,100% of the time. It also has the additional advantage of being free to the cities using PublicEye.

A better way to "If You See Something, Say Something"

A better way to "If You See Something, Say Something"

If you see something, say something is the Department of Homeland Security’s campaign designed to raise public awareness of signs of terrorism and terrorism-related crime. What they are asking is to call 911 when you see suspicious terrorism related activities to report information such as who or what you saw, when you saw it, where it occurred and why it’s suspicious.

Maphub and PublicEye offer a better way to provide this information by utilizing the multimedia and GPS capabilities of mobile phones as illustrated by this video. We bring community and law enforcement together to fight terrorism.

Read or Watch to learn about PublicEye.

PublicEye is a product that runs on every major smartphone and tablet. PublicEye provides collaboration, situational awareness, data fusion and many operational tools. Features include mapped objects such as 911 calls, real-time alerts, video surveillance and streaming, digital radio, multi-jurisdiction support, CAD, RMS and Twitter integration. Visit our events page to see us in person!


"An important aspect of a fire department is the ability to celebrate your traditions and still maintain the idea of innovation. PublicEye®, for us, is the most recent innovation we’ve had. It’s a technology that’s come at the right time."

Chief AchillesPortsmouth Fire

"With the iPad…[officers are] getting the information much quicker than they used to. This information is vital to the decisions they make so they can make fast, reliable, quick decisions at a moment’s notice."

Chief LavaleeLowell Police

"Anything that they needed to do remotely was all done from the device running through the PublicEye software. So this gave us an entire new dimension for the Boston Marathon that we never had before."

Officer WilderBrookline Police

"PublicEye allows everyone to be on the same page...it is absolute state of the art technology for public safety."

Chief BoyntonTownsend Fire

"Our engine can move out, supported by turn-by-turn directions after just one touch on the 911 call object on the map. Before we get there, we can even see photos and videos of the fire Tweeted by the residents and the neighbors. I cannot overemphasize the value of having another jurisdiction’s information in the hands of our first responders."

Chief WigginBedford Fire

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Police Chief in Lowell, MA Uses PublicEye® on a Smartphone


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PublicEye ® and Lowell PD Featured in StateTech Magazine

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StateTech Magazine profiled three government agencies using mobile technology to enhance their work. Craig Withycombe of the Lowell PD is featured, sharing the benefits of PublicEye® for a mobile police force. “Our officers want iPads because they allow them to be much more mobile,” he says.

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Smithfield Upgrades to iPads with PublicEye ®

A small Rhode Island town is shaking up their approach to public safety. In an article in the Valley Breeze, The Smithfield Fire Department discusses their decision to upgrade to iPads equipped with PublicEye. “[PublicEye] has come a long way in helping public safety,” said Fire Chief Robert Seltzer.
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PublicEye ® Connects Fire Departments for Mutual Aid

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Multijurisdictional support is one of PublicEye's exclusive features. We interviewed Scott Wiggin, Chief of Bedford FD and Mark Boynton, Chief of Amherst FD. These two New Hampshire towns share a border, and both have implemented PublicEye on their phones and tablets.
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FEMA Rescue Drill Uses PublicEye ® Video Streaming

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The Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, the US Army, the National Guard, and emergency responders came to New Hampshire to participate in one of the largest emergency exercises of its kind – and PublicEye was there providing video streaming and communications support.
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PublicEye ® Voted A Gold Star Product in Law Enforcement

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Law Enforcement Product News released its Gold Star Top Products of 2013 and PublicEye is on the list! The criteria for the top twenty products is based on the most popular inquiries from its readers. We're very honored to have been one of the most requested products of the year!

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PublicEye® at IACP with Segway and CDW

Our team went to IACP 2014, the largest law enforcement conference in the world! This year we unveiled Publiceye in the Cloud, our new solution hosted on the Microsoft Azure Government Cloud. We were also showcased at the CDW booth, and Segway displayed their i2 Patrollers armed with PublicEye. 
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PublicEye ® Streaming and Surveillance at Boston Marathon

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At the 2014 Boston Marathon, the Brookline Police used PublicEye on iPads and phones to view real-time 911 calls, stream live video, and view the locations of their officers. They were even able to view Athenx Rapidly Deployable Camera surveillance feeds right from their PublicEye devices.

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Why NH Firefighters Replaced Their Technology

FireFighters Car Fire

A CITEWorld article examines why the Bedford Fire Department in NH chose to update their aging technology with iPads armed with PublicEye. "I can't stress how much it has made things much more efficient for the fire department to do it this way," said Lt. Lambert of Bedford.

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PublicEye ® Now Available on Toughbook Computers

Toughbook Computers

The groundbreaking PublicEye mobile platform is now expanding to Toughbook computers! Its unprecedented power comes from leveraging today’s mobile devices. PublicEye runs on your existing ruggedized computers, and all iOS, Android, or Windows 8/RT devices.

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Latest Posts

Sending and Receiving Silent Alerts with Maphub and PublicEye

Posted by: Ambika Gupta on Aug 8th, 2016

In certain situations, calling 911 may put you in higher risk. For example, a passenger in a rideshare car who feels threatened may not want to attract the driver’s attention with a voice call. The same goes for the...

Zco’s PublicEye and Maphub Duo Solves a Serious Problem With the 911 System

Posted by: Ambika Gupta on Jun 29th, 2016

911 – it’s something we all hope will be there to save us when we’re in need. But our 911 infrastructure has a potentially deadly flaw. If you call in from a mobile device and don’t know your...