Last week, a former student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida returned to the school and opened fire. As a result, 17 people were killed (most were students) and more than 15 were injured. The gunman was apprehended over an hour later, long after he had fled the school and had enough time to purchase a drink from a nearby Subway.
Americans have dealt with many deadly shootings in the last several years, such as the recent Las Vegas and Texas shootings. While there aren’t any foolproof ways to prevent these devastating events, one method exists to increase law enforcement response time–gunshot detection solutions!
In recent years, many law enforcement agencies across the nation have faced a staff shortage. This drought has strained many agencies, often leading to either overworked employees or gaps in coverage. While there has been a strong recruitment push, some cities are turning to citywide surveillance to assist their local law enforcement. But what is citywide surveillance and how does it help cities? We discuss this below.
As cities, companies, and other large entities begin to rely on video surveillance, they face an important issue: data storage. A fleet of mounted surveillance cameras, for example, can produce hundreds of terabytes of data or more every year. While many agencies still use traditional in-house servers, more and more are storing video evidence in the Cloud. How do you decide which storage system works best for you? We discuss this below.
License plate recognition (LPR) has been around for several years, and it’s already made its mark. LPR technology uses cameras to take snapshots of passing license plates and alerts officers to crime-associated vehicles. These cameras have helped close many cases, and they often help law enforcement catch criminals as they pass through their municipalities. If your agency hasn’t invested in LPR technology yet, then check out these 3 ways it protects your city!