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!
Law enforcement agencies are an essential part of any community. Besides fighting crime, they provide security, educate citizens, and offer other valuable public services. But these services aren’t free; in fact, they can be quite costly. However, thanks to advancements in security technologies, police agencies are now able to refocus their resources to make better use of their budgets. We present 3 ways security systems save police money.
When people think of security cameras, they often imagine one of the worn out devices like the one above. While these mounted cameras have dominated the market for decades, they have limitations—such as portability and costs. These limitations prevent law enforcement agencies and others from getting valuable footage that would otherwise make their communities safer. The NOMAD, the next stage in mounted surveillance technology, is a fully integrated system that tears down those barriers. Read below to understand why traditional mounted surveillance cameras will make way for the NOMAD. NOMAD Mobile Camera