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Camden County Introducing New Radio System [AUDIO]

Emergency service in Camden County is going through a major overhaul, one that can result in more lives saved and a greater level of output from emergency personnel.

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Town by town, a new radio system is being introduced that features higher frequencies and more channels, meaning less interference and better response times.

Scot McCray, county freeholder, described the system as an “innovative approach to consolidate the radio systems across the 9-1-1 universe in Camden County.”

“Everybody wins with this expanded technology, in our eyes,” McCray said. “It gives us the opportunity not only to widen the bandwidth but also have more timely response and accurate response, not only for our residents, but for our public safety professionals.”

He said constant issues with interference should be a worry of the past with the incoming system, which is the first of its kind in New Jersey. For example, even from a bottom floor bank vault, officers using the new technology would have no problem communicating the help they need.

McCray said officials have heard nothing but great response from the towns that have already adopted the system.

“There haven’t really been any hiccups or bumps in the road,” he said. “In the next 18 months or so, you’re going to see a fully comprehensive system that I think our residents will be proud of.”

Other counties in New Jersey are considering a similar move.

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