Why Is This Municipality Dropping Cisco Video Surveillance?

Sorry if this is a stupid question. Why would a municipality go out for bid for a Street Surveillance system when they already own Cisco Video Surveillance Platform and Stream Manager software? Why not just use what they have in place? They also have in place a Cisco Aironet wireless mesh network. I am not terribly familiar with Cisco Video Surveillance products (I have heard some bad and...

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