Who is Tango Tango?
I’ve been in the Public Safety Communications business for over 30 years. In that time, I’ve worked with many Public Safety Technology companies who sell products to public safety. I found that most of them charge high prices but sell technology that is years – or even decades – behind the general consumer market.
This is why an iPhone costs only $1,000 but an LTE-enabled P25 radio costs $10,000+.
This situation has led to scenarios that make zero sense. Children can sit down today, spin up a video game with new friends in another country, and have full voice communications for free. But, if the same children need help from first responders who are rushing to a disaster or a school shooting, the first responders often cannot communicate with one another.
Some first responders with high-end P25 systems can communicate more reliably but had to spend millions upon millions of dollars to have that capability. Far too many agencies – especially those in small towns – are left behind simply due to costs. Agencies are literally forced to choose between having reliable communications or enough officers on the street.
By any standard, this is insanity. As a technology sector serving Public Safety, we must do better. First responders deserve better. And the public being served by first responders deserves better.
This is why we started Tango Tango.
At Tango Tango, we ask ourselves 3 simple questions everyday:
- How much value can we deliver?
- How little can we charge?
- How simple can we make it?
I’m proud that we have helped thousands of first responders and heard so many stories of how our technology reduced response times & saved lives. And we’re just getting started.