Elkhart County considering a new tool for monitoring emergencies

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. – The Elkhart County Council announced they may sign a deal with a Utah company to utilize a new tool here in Michiana.

The company, Banjo, uses artificial intelligence to monitor live 911 calls, traffic cameras, social media and weather data.

Banjo serves to specifically monitor emergency events that are happening in order to communicate with first responders.

This technology keeps police, firefighters, hospitals and more aware of emergencies and information instantly and at any moment.

According to our reporting partners at the Elkhart Truth, the cost of the program would be covered by the state.

The partnership will allow the county to test the program for a year, but it could be running by next month if the deal goes through.

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