If you live in a city, your law enforcement agency probably has too much ground to cover; if you live in a smaller town, your law enforcement agency might not have enough manpower. Regardless of your municipality’s size, you probably wonder how you can monitor and protect your entire community with limited resources. The answer is simple: Invest in citywide surveillance.
What is Citywide Surveillance?
Citywide surveillance is the process of monitoring and protecting municipalities by using surveillance cameras, sensors, and other technology. (Other common names include municipality surveillance, citywide safety, and citywide security.) The purpose is to give law enforcement agencies the tools necessary to protect their communities without wasting precious time and manpower. Security integrators work with their clients to make sure they develop an efficient yet cost-effective solution that addresses their clients’ needs.
But what does this security solution offer your town or city? Read below for 3 reasons why your municipality should invest in citywide surveillance.
1) Invest in Citywide Surveillance for an Effective Force Multiplier.
By its very nature, citywide surveillance covers a large area, limited only by the municipality’s budget and jurisdiction. This coverage allows local law enforcement agencies to monitor areas without having to be present, giving them more time to focus on other crucial tasks. Also, depending on the sensors purchased with your solution, the system can send alerts to officers when it detects certain events, such as gunshots.
2) You’ll Always Have Video Evidence of Critical Situations.
No matter what time an incident occurs, a citywide surveillance solution guarantees you’ll have video evidence when you need it. Camera feed is both streamed and stored into a cloud or external server so you’ll have footage even after an incident. Also, because a large area is under surveillance, you’ll be able to review multiple events that occur simultaneously.
3) Citywide Surveillance Solutions are Customized to Meet Your Needs.
No two cities are the same and neither should any two citywide surveillance solutions. Security integrators aim to make sure their clients have a system that works with their budget, resources, and needs. Because of this, your municipality will have a customized plan that ensures you have all of the tools you need to secure your community. This plan could include, but is not limited to, surveillance cameras (multiple types), gunshot detection, ground radars, and license plate readers.
Protect Your Community—Invest in Citywide Surveillance.
When crime and accidents are running rampant throughout your city, it’s hard to protect and serve. Law enforcement and local governments have a lot on their plate, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Citywide surveillance frees up a city’s resources and allows it to return security to its citizens.
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