IPVMU Certified | 04/06/15 05:42pm
Do any integrators have experience with connecting their Video Surveillance installs to a central real-time police command center?
The idea being that police can see all CCTV cameras and better assist officers when they receive an emergency call.
Currently APD (Albuquerque Police Department) is utilizing the OpenEye Realtime Crime Center. The problem I'm facing is, I was told you have to have OpenEye as the VMS for this to work. This seems backwards to me. I can't imagine a majority of the CCTV systems in ABQ are OpenEye (or will be).
The intention is to provide the police with access to cameras from residential, small businesses, restaurants, shopping centers and other large and enterprise businesses...BUT if it's a proprietary solution...How is that benefiting anyone or ethical?
I also don't know how it could be an open solution unless a gateway (middleware) is utilized or the second streams of IP cameras mapped to the police and not the VMS????
Do any integrators and their cities have similar set-ups? If so what solution and is it proprietary?
Does anyone currently provide OpenEye and have feedback?
I get that this is a very helpful solution with having the police pull camera feeds to make better judgment calls and assist officers on the street. I'm aware of the Boston Marathon and how quickly they were able to put together a timeline and determine who was involved.
I'm not confident this is a good and ethical solution and am reaching out to be educated on the mattter.