ISSS - Institute of Swedish Safety & Security

Phase 1: Back-Up Communications During Crisis

Pressmeddelande   •   Maj 29, 2014 14:38 CEST

The ISSS is committed to providing tailored disaster back-up radio communication solutions for municipalities and authorities to work in situations where other modes of communication fail. This article describes how ISSS provide R.A.I.D. derived radio communications solutions when national systems fail.

An emergency communications solution should:

- Be an easy-to-adopt, simple to use system that people can use and remember how to use during
an emergency - Work during a prolonged power outage (one that's longer than a few hours, after which cellular
based mobile phone, trunked and TDMA systems may not function) - Be useable in all types of terrain, geography, weather, indoors and outdoors, since you can't
predict where you'll be or have to go during an emergency
- Have robust, portable and variable frequency, transmission mode and power functionality - Function as an independent solution that can connect with all other local and regional services required - Not rely on the Internet, which may be unavailable during a crisis


There is no one single communications solution available for crisis management teams and services. Therefore, the ISSS utilize over 30 years experience in radio and antenna design in military, commercial and civilian markets to create an optimized secondary communications solution for municipalities.


Determination of the municipality capacity, frequencies, modes, coverage (range) and communication partners
Determine radio and antenna hardware, training, operational & maintenance options and requirements
Provide “on-air” tests of solution capability
Integrate electronically robust radio transceivers in to mechanically robust solutions
Deliver a robust all inclusive resilient solution with integral redundancy (fail-safe system eliminating MPUs and Clock technology) with full documentation, warranty and maintenance options
Create communication partnerships to create additional capability & capacity on demand


Several years ago, radio communication kits were purchased with MMRS grant monies to ensure HF/VHF/ UHF capabilities throughout the region. The project delivered a total of 50 portable communications systems. Over 4,000 individual pieces were ordered and assembled in the solution providing full communications capability across the municipality.

“The most important element of any emergency communications system is that it works.

If it doesn't work, nothing else matters.”

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Based in Stockholm, Sweden The  Institute of Swedish Safety & Security (ISSS), is a Swedish registered organisation. Founded in 2010 by individuals committed to working towards a peaceful, safe and secure environment, members have significant and diverse backgrounds from security risk management consultancy, law enforcement, intelligence, military, government, environmental and sustainability

The institute provides both research and an advisory capacity in risk management and crisis preparedness to stimulate sustainable living, resilience and ensure the well-being of communities. The mandate aims to bring awareness to lead to the development of enhanced processes to ensure the integrity of critical and second tier assets during the event of natural / man-made crisis, disasters or act of terrorism in addition to potential ripple effects from conflicts in the global arena and, therefore, promote resilience through preparedness.