City Video Surveillance Guide

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Jun 08, 2015

This 31-page guide explains the key uses, design factors, and players in the City Surveillance market.

A global group of 60 integrators responded, each offering insights in selling, implementing, and maintaining metropolitan video surveillance systems.

Note: this is the second in our series. Also see: School Video Surveillance Guide

Questions Answered

We found and share these core data on city surveillance systems:

(1) Most Common Camera Locations

(2) PTZ vs. Fixed Cameras Usage

(3) Most Common Camera Manufacturers

(4) Most Common VMSes Deployed

(5) Video Analytics Usage / Obstacle

(6) Wireless or Fiber Networking Selection

(7) Storage Types Selected

(8) Most Significant Installation and Power Problems

(9) Most Common System Integrations

(10) Primary Surveillance Goals

(11) Primary System Users

(12) Sources of Purchase & Maintenance Funding

(13) System Specifications Writers and Issues

(14) Biggest Surveillance Improvement Needed

Inside we examine each question in depth and provide the key findings their answers revealed about how Cities buy and operate video.

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  1. ****** *********: *** **** ********* ********** ********* *** ***** ******* ***** *** intersections.  *** **** ******** ** *** '****** *****' **** *****, town *******, *** ************** ****.  *******, ******* ***** *******, ************ is ***** ******** ** '**** *****' ***** *** ** ******* critical ************** *****.
  2. ****** *****: **** *** ** **** ****** **** *********** *******, **** ~**%+ ** *** **** ******* ***** **** *** some ******* **** **% *** *******. *** **** ****** *** use **** *** ******** ************* ** ***** ****** ******.
  3. *******: ** ******** ***** ***** ******* ** *********, ** ** ********* preferred *** **** *** ************. *******, ******** ** ********* ******** where ******** ******** *** *** *********.
  4. ***** ** ***** ** *** ******* ************ *******.  ************ ******* locating *** ******, *********** ***, *** ****** **** ** ** reliable ****** ** ***** ******* ** * ********* *****.
  5. *** ******* **** ** **** ************ ** ********* ********* ** ****** or ******* ** *** ****. '******** ********' ********* ** ******. 
  6. ***********: ***** *********** ** ****** ******** *** ******* ********* **** ******, however ***** **** ***** ********* **** ********* *******, ****** *******, or **** ****** **** ***.
  7. *****: ****** *********** *** *** **** ****** ******* ***** *** **** live *** ******** *****. **** ********** ** ****** ********* ** **** by * ******** *********** ********** ***** *** ***** ***** ** * general ******** *** ***** ******** ******* ************ ************.
  8. ******* / *****: ********** ******* ****** *** *** ****** **** ****** ******. **** major ****** ** ****** ******** ******** ********, *** *** ******* advantages ** ************ ******* ******* *** *** ******** ******* ** many ****** ***** *********** *********. 
  9. *********: ***/**** ********* *** *** **** ****** ***** ****. '*****' ********* were ********** ****, *.*., *********, **** ***********, ****** **** ******, or ********* ** ****** *********. *** *** ******* ** ***** adoption ***** *** ********** *********** ***** *** ****.
  10. *******: * ***** ******** **** ******* ***** ******* *** ******* redundancy. *******, ******* */*** *** ***, ********* * ****** ***** built-in *** *** *** *******. ************, ***** ***** *** **** systems, **** *** *** ****** ******* ********** (*.*., ****) ******* of ****.
  11. **************: ******** *** ** ******* ************** ******* ******** ******** *********** with ******* ******* ******* **** ************ ****** ****, *** ******* corners **** ******** **** *********** *** ******** ******* ************* ***** specifications.
  12. **** ************** ****** **** ** ********* **** ********* **** ********* agencies *** **** ** ** ******** ********* ****** *** *********** the ********* *********** ** ****.
  13. *******: ******* ******* ** **** ***** ******* **** ****** ******* ** government ******, ** * *** ** *** ***. ** **** cases, *** ******* ****** *********** ***** *** '*** ****** ****'.
  14. ************: **** ********* ********* ****** *** ******** ***** ********* ***** ** immediately ******. ******* ****** ********** *** ** ******* ********* ******** and ******* ** ***** ** ******* ****** ******.

*** ******** ****** ********* *** ******** ** ***** *****:

Camera *********

********: **** *** *** **** ****** ********* ** ****** **** *******? Why? **** *** **** **** ***?

*******:  ** *******, ***** ************* *** **** ******** *** **** priority, **** ****** ***** **** ***** ********** ******* ** ********* crowds ****.  *** ***** ******** ** ***** ***** ** *** 'situational *********' *** ***** ************** ** ******-************ ****** *****.

**** **** **** ****-**** ********** *** ********** ******** ********* **** intersections ***** *********. ** *******, *** ********** ************ ** ******* light ******** ** ***** ***** ***** ******** ************ ******** ********* are *****, *** * **** ** ************ ******* ** ***** intersections *** ** **** ** ***** ******** ******* ******** ** a **** ** ******:

*************

  • "************* *** ******* *** ***** **********"
  • "**** ******* *** **** ******* ******** *** *** *** ****. Cars *** ********* ** ****** *******."
  • "**** ****** *************, ** ***** ** ******"
  • "*** ** *** **** ******** *** *********, **** *** **** major ***** ******* *** *** ****** ****** ******* *** ****. Specific ******** *** ** ******** ** ******." 
  • "*** *** **** ******** *** ******** *****/****."
  • "********** *** ************* ** ******* ******* ****"
  • "** **** ************* ** **** *** ****** "
  • "******* *************, **** *** **** *** ******* *** ********** ******* management"
  • "*************, ** *********** **** *** ********* ******* ***** ******"
  • "*** **** ****** ********* **** ** ****** **** ******* *** for ******* ******* ** ************ ** ** ******* ******* *** pedestrian *****."

****** *****

***** ****** *** ********* ***** ***** ****** ** ****** ****** congregate ** * ******* *****, **** ************ ***** ** **** bus ********. 

  • "****** ******* ****. **** *** ***** ********** *** **** ******** investigation."
  • "*******(***** ********) ************* (**** ********) ***** **** (****** ********) ************** (public ********) ****** ********* ************ ********* ********** ********* ******** ** are ****** ***** *** ****** ************** *** ****** ***** ***********."
  • "***** ****** ** **** *** **** ****** ****** ** **** bad ****** ***** *** ******."
  • "****** ***** ***** **** *** ********** **** *** ******* ******. Surveillance ** ******* ********, *******, ****** *******, *********, *** *** is ********* **** *** ** ** **** ** * ****** command **** ******."
  • "******* ***** **** * *** ** ****-*********."
  • "*****, **** ********* *** ****-*** *******"
  • "**** ******** ****, ****** ******* **********, ****** ***** *** **********, and "***-*****" ******** ** ********* ******** ******** (****) **********."
  • "***** - *** *** **** *** **** *** * *** for **** ******* "

**** *****

*** **** **** ** ************ ********** **** ** ****-***** *** critical ************** ** ********* ***** *****.  **** ****** *** ******* population *** ******* ** ******** ** *****, *** **** ** greater. ** ****-***** *****, ******* *** ***** ** ******** **** safely *** **** ********** **** ********* ******** ******** **** *** environment:

  • "***** **** ***** *****. ********** ***** ******* *** *********** "***** eyes" ** ********* ***** *****. ******* *** **** ** **** detour ***** *** **** *** ** ************* ********."
  • "*** **** ****** ********* *** ****** ******* ** ******** *********, and *** ******** *********. *** **** ** *** **** ** to **** *** ****** *** ***** *** ******** ******** **** safe."
  • "**** ****** **** ***** *******, *** ***** ****** **** ***** areas, **** ***** **** ****** ************ *****."
  • "********** ***** ** *******. **** *** ****** **********, *****, *********, anti-blight"
  • "**** ***** ***** ** ******* ********* ** *****, ******* * Housing *****, **** ********"
  • "******* *** **** ** ******* *****, ****** *** **** *** evidence, ******** *** ******** ********."

******** **************

*** *******, ****** ******* ******* **** ********** *********** *** ***** treatment ****** *** ****** ************ *****.  **** ****** ***** ********* may ** ****** *** **** *********** ** ***********, *** **** of ******* **** *********** ** *** *****:

  • "*********** ***** *** *****, *** ******* ********** ******** *** ********* *** to **** ******* *** *******, ***** ***** ********** ***** *** city ******* *** ****** ********, ****** ******** *** ******* ******** and ****** *********."
  • "******* ******** *** ***********. **** ******* *** **** ** **********, however **** *** ***** ** ************* *****."
  • "******** **** ********** **** ** ***** ********* ******"
  • "*** ********** ******** *** ****** **** *** ******* ** * priority."
  • "********* *** ******** ******** *** ********** *** ***** ******."
  • "****** ***** ********** ******* ** *********"

PTZ **. ***** ******* **********

********: **** ********** ** ******* *** ***** ** ***? ***? **** drives ****?

*******: ***** ***** ****** ***** **** * ******** (******** **% of *** ****) , ** ** *** *********** *** **** are **** *** **** **** '*********** ************ *********** (**** *********** at **% ** *** ****).  *** *** ** **** ************ is ******* * ***** ******* **** *******. (***** *% ** *** **** *** *** ******* **********.)  

*** ******* *** *** ** **** ********* *** **********:

*) **** ***** ******* *** **** **** ****** ** **** manned ********* *********** ****

*)  ************ ***** *** ** ********* *** ****, ***** ******** hundreds ** **** ** ***** *** ******** ****** ******** ****** a ******'* ****** ** ********.

***** ******* *** ******** ***** ******** ** *** ***** ******** we *****-*** *****:

******* *** ****** ****** 

  • "*** ******* *** ****** **** *** ******* ******* **** ********* has **** ********."
  • "*** *** **** *** ******** **** ***** ***** *** *** their ******* **** **********, *.*. ******* *** ***** *********** ** a ****** ** * ****** */* ***** *** *****."
  • "******* *** **** ** ************* ** ** **** ** *** the * ****."
  • "* **** ******** ** *** ******* **** *** ***, ** they ******* *** ******* **** ********."
  • "**% ***, ***** **** ** ********* ********* **** ** ******* and '***** ******', *** ** ***** *** ******** ******* ** case ** *********."

****** ********** ******

** ***** *** **** ** ** **** ***********, * ****** operator **** ** **** ** ******** **** ******* *** ****** them ** **** *********,  **** *********** ** ***** **** ** a **** ************ **********, ***** ******* ***** *** ************ ***** and ********** ****** ***** ** **** ****:

  • "*** *********** ******** **** ** ****** **** (**%+ *** ** fixed) ******* ***** ******** *** ********** *** ****** *** ******** persons ** ********/********). ** *** ****** ***'* ********* **** ****, a ****** ***** ** ***** ******* ** **** ** ******* surveillance (**% *** ** *****) ** **."
  • "***** ** ******** ******** ** ****** ** **** *** *******. Better ******. **** ** **** ********** ***********"
  • "*** ** ***** *** ******** ******* ** **** ** *********."
  • "** *** ***** **** *** ********* **** **** *****, *** PTZ ******* **** *** ******** *********** ************ ** "****** *** action"."
  • "*** **** ***** *****, **** **** ** *** *********** ** 'patrol'."
  • "*** ******** **** ********* ******* ** *** ** **** ********* *** on ***** *** ********** *** ***** ******* **** ****."

***** ***** ****** *******

*******, ******** ********** ** **** *** ***** ****** **** **** ********* mentioning **** *****, ****** ********* ************, *** ***** ********* ******* being **** ****** ** ***** ********* *** **** **** ********** necessary:

  • "**% ***** ********* *******. *****'* ******* ******** ********** *** **** tends ** ***** **** ***** **** **** ** * ***."
  • "**% ***** *** **% ***. ***'* *** **** *** *** not ****** ******* ** *** ***** ** *******. ***** ******* see *** ******* *** *** *** ** ********** ** *** needed ****."
  • "**%*****. ** **'* ********* ****** ** *****, ******** * ****** to **."
  • "*'* *** **'* ******** ***** ** **+% **** *** ***** now **** ********* ** ****** **********. ***'* ******* *** **** used ** ********** *** ****** ******* *** *** **** *** those ************** **** **** * **** ********* ** ******* ****."
  • "*** *****, ****** **** ********* ******* *** ** ******** ** small ***** **** **** ******** ** ******* *** *******, **** cost ** * *****."

Common ****** *************

********: **** ****** ************* ** *** **** ***** *** ** **** surveillance *******? *** **** *** ******?

*******: ********** ******* ****** **** ******** *****. ** ****** ***** ** the ***** ********, *** ** ***** **** ** ****** **** mentioned, **** ************ '******' ****** ***** **********. **** ** *** more ******** ***** ****** *** ****** *** *****:

****

  • "**** ***** *** ************ ********, **** ** ************, **** "******** friendly" *** *** ** ******* **** * *-**** ********, ***** is *********** **** ********** * ******** **** * ********."
  • "**** ******* ** ********* ** * ******* ******"
  • "****, ********* *** ***********."
  • "**** ** ********* **** ***** - ****'* *** * ***-********** knows. ***** *** ************ ******** *****."
  • "**** - ******* ********* *** ********** "*** ** *** ****"
  • "****, ******* ** ************* **** *** *******"

*****

  • "***** (***) ** ** **** ** *** ***** *** ******. And **** *** **** ** ******** *** **** ** ******."
  • "****** **** ****** *****.  **** ** ** ** ******, *** the ** ***** ******** ** ** ****."
  • "***** - ******** ******** ***** ** ****"
  • "*****. * ***'* **** ***, **** **** *** **** ********** & **** **** ****** ** **********."
  • "***** *** *****, ****'* **** *** ****** **** *** **** the ******* *** *******."

*****

  • "***** *** ************ ******** **** ******* **** *** *** ** our ****** *** *** ********** **** ******** ****** ********. "
  • "********** *** **** ********, ***** *** ***** ************. ***** ****** from *******, ** ** ******* ** ** **** **** ****. But ***** ****** *** **** *********** *** ********* ** *********** and * ***** **** ** *** *** ******."
  • "*****, *** * ****** ****** ** **** *********** *** *******."
  • "***** *** ** *** **** **** ****** *******, *** ****** have **** ***** ***** ** ****.  **** *********."

*********

  • "********* - ****** **** * ******* ** ***** ****."
  • "** *** **** ********* ******* ****** **** ** **** ********."
  • "*********, **** ****** ***** ****"
  • "********* ** *** ****** ******."
  • "********* ******** **** ***** *** ***** *******."

****

  • "****** **** **** **** *** **** ******* **********."
  • "** ********* ****; *********** ****** ********** **** **** ** ********* to *****."
  • "** ******* *** **** ******* **** ****** ***** *******. ** have ******** ***** *******, *** *** **** ******* **** ***** and ** *** ** **** ** ******."
  • "**** *** *****, **** *********** * *******"
  • "**** *** ****. *****, *******, ******* ** ******* ****."

******** ***** ******

*******, *** ******** ** ******* **** **** **** * ****** brand.  *** ********** ********* ********** *** ****** ** ****** ** in **** ***** *****:

"* ******* *** **** **** *** ** *** ***** ************* in ***** ************. *** ****** ** ****** ******** ** ***** environments ** ***** ** ****** *** **** ****** *** *** site."

******, ********** ** *** ********** *******, **** **** ************ *********** reported ***** ******** ******:

  • "****, *****, ******* & **** ** **** *** *** **** and ****** ******."
  • "*****, *********, ****...**** ****** *** ******** ******* ** ************* *****."
  • "********* ** **** *****. *** **** ***** **** ****."
  • "*******, *** *****.  ****** *****, *** ****** ** ***** **** situation ****** *** **."
  • "** **** **** *********, *********, *** ********* ** *** **** systems.  ********* ********* *** ***."
  • "****, ********* *** *****. *** ************** ** *** ****** *** what ** ******. ******** ***** *** ** **** ** **** manufacturer **** ****** *** ** *** ** **** ** **** they *** *********** ****."
  • "******* *** ****** ***** ** '****' ****** ******* ** *** VMS, *** *****. ************* *** ****, **** ******* ******** *******/**********."

Common ***** ********

********: **** ***** ** *** **** ***** *** ** **** ************ systems? *** **** *** **** *** ******?

*******:  ** **** *******, ***** *********** *** *** **** ** any *** ******.  ******* ** *** ****** ********* *** ********* were *********:

*******

  • "*** ** *** ************* *** ******* ******** ****** ******* ** the **** *********. ****** *** ******* ** *** & ***** the **** ********* ********** **** *** ************ ********* ** *** single **** *********** ******* *****. *******, *** **** ******* *** mapping ********* ** **** * ******** *********."
  • "******* ** **** ********* ** *** ****. **** *** * good *** ******* ****** ************** ** *** ********** *****-************ ********."
  • "** ***** ******* *** *** ****** **** ******* ******."
  • "** **** **** ******** ******.  ********* *** ***** **."
  • "****** ***** ******* **** ** ** ***** *******"
  • "**** ** ******* **** **% ** *** ****** ********** ***** on *******, ** **'* ******* **** **** **** ** ***** on **** ********"

*********

  • "** *** ***** *********. ** ******* **** ******* **** ** 2007 **** ********* *** *** ***** ****** ** *** ****** and ** *** *** ******* **** *** *** ********."
  • "********* ******* ** *** **** ************. **** ** *** ******** OEMs ********** **** ********* ****  *********** ****** ** **-*** **** previous ********."
  • "********* ** **** ***** ****** *** **** ** *** *** volume ** ******** ******* ******* ** *** *******'* **********."

*****

  • "*****. ******** *** **** ** ***."
  • "*** ********** ** ****** *****, ***** *** *******. ** *** an ***** *** ***** ****."
  • "***** (** *********). ********* *** ****"
  • "***** *** ***********. **** ********* ********** *******, *** ******** ** installed **** ****** *** ********."

******** ****** ******

*******, ** ** ******* ******** **** ************* *** ********* ****** offerings **** * **** ** *** **** ************ ********:

  • "****** ** *** ****** **** ***** ******* **** *** ******** to *** ****** ******** *** *** ****** ****."
  • "****, ******, *** ***... ***** **** ****** **** ******* ** police ******* *** **** ***********."
  • "******, ********* (****** *** ** ****), ****** (****** *** ** price)"
  • "** *** ** *** ******* ** ********* ****** **** **** Mirasys ** * * **** ****."
  • "********** **** **** ***** *** *****"
  • "**** ******** *** ******* ********* **** ** ****** ********."
  • "*** **** ********* ****** ******* ** ******* ** *** ** these **** (****) ********."
  • "*****, *********, *********, ***** *** **** ****** ** *** ** because **** **** *** ******** ******** ** *** ** (*.*. video ****** *** ********** *****), *** ******* **** **** *** required ********** ** *** ****** ******** **** *******."
  • "****** *** ****** ***** ***** ****. (******* *** *******) **** are **** **** ** *********** ***** ******** ** **** *** specific ******* ** ***** ***********."
  • "** ****** * *********** *** *** *********. ** **** **** many, ****, ******. * ***´* *** * ********* ******ó* ****** in *******, *** *** ******** & ************ ******* (********* ** *** **** or ********** *** *********** *** ***, *** **********, ***)"

****** ***** *********

******* ***** *** *** ****** ** ****** ************* *** ******** bundled **** *** ******** ** *******. ******* ** ****** ******** VMS ******** **** * *** ***** ********, ******* **** ******* used *** ********** ******* *** ********** ******** ** **** *****:

  • "**** *** ** *** ****** ************. ******* **** *** ******** & ****** *******."
  • "**** ******* *** *** ************ ******** *****, *.*.: ********* ****, Geovision **-***/******* ******, ******'* ***. ********* ********** *********** *** *** a *** *** ***** *** ******** *** *** *** ********, said ******** ***** ** "****" ***** *** ******** ******** *** government *** ****** *********** ******* **** * ****** ******** ******** from * ****** ******** (** **** ** ******* ********* ************* for ******* **** ******** *** ******** ********). *** ********** ***** typically ** *** **** * *** ** ***** ******** ** used. **** *** ******* ("******") **** *** ***** ** ******** software *** ********** *********."
  • "*** ******* ******** **** (*****) ****** ******* ** *** ***** away **** *** ******* **** ******."

Video ********* ***

********: *** ***** *** ***** ********* ** ******* ***** *********** ***** used? **** *****? *** ** *** ***?

*******:  ***** ********* *** **** *********** *** *****. ***** ******* plate ******* ** *** **** ****** **** ****, ***** ********* like *********, ******** *** (******* *******-*****?)********** ************ ********* *******. **** ** ******** ******, ** ** *** significant ****** ** ***** ******** ****** *** ********** ***:

*** *** **** ******

** *** ***** ** *********, *** ** ***/**** ** **** accepted. ******* ******** ********* **** ** ****** ********** ******** ** field *** *** ** ****** ** *** ***********:

  • "******* ***** *********** ******** ** ***** ***** **** ** ********* cameras *** * ****. ** *** ***** **** ****** ** tracking *** ** ******** *** ******* * ********."
  • "**** *** **** ****** ********** *** *** ** ********* **** understand ***** ** ****** *** ******* *** **** * ********** expectation *** **** **** **** ** **********."
  • " *** *** ********* *** ***** **** **** ** **** ***** areas ** ********** *** *** ** ****** **** * ********** area. "
  • "*** ** *** **** ******* ********, ********** *** ******* **** and ****."
  • "*** *** *******, *** ***** *** ** ********. (***** **** been ********, ********* ****, ** ******.) ** ***** *** **** been ******** ****-********* ** *** ****."
  • " **% ** *** ******* **** ** **** ******** *** **** as **** ** *** ******. **** **** * ********* *****-******** element ** *** ****** *** ******** *** *********** ******** **** law *********** ***** ** ****** ********* *******. "
  • "*** ** **** *****, ******* ** *********. ***** ***** ********* is ***** *** "*****" ** ******* *****, ********** ******* ******* situations *** **** **** ************** *** ** ***** ****** ** cope."

***** ********* *** ***

*******, ******* ** *** ******* ***** ******* *****, ***** ********* are *******:

  • "*** ** **** **** ******** ****** ** *** ***** ** cars ******** / ******* **** ** **** ***** ******** *** not ****** **** ***."
  • "********* ** **** *****, **** ****** ****** **** **** ** the ****** ** ******* *** ********."
  • "********* ***** **** ****** *** *** *** *** ******* ** work. *****, **** *** *****."
  • "***** ********* *** *** ****.  *** ******, *** ****** *******."
  • "***** ********* ***** **** ****** *********, *** *** ** *******. Reasons? - ********* ****** *** **** * ***** ********** *** been * ********* *********** *** **** ********."
  • "(***** **********) *** **** ********* *** **** **** ** *** *****, i ** *** ***** ** **** *****, *** *** ******** one *** *** ******* ** ** ***, ** ** ***. "
  • "***** ********* *** ****** *****, ************ *** *********. ** *** cases ********* **** **** ** ***** ** ******* ***% ** clients *****."

Wireless ** ***** ********** ***

********: **** ********** ** ******* *** ********* *** ***** ** ********? What ****** ****?

*******:  ** *******, ** ***** ******** ** ********* **** *** point ** ********** ** ** **** ** * ***** ******. However, *** ** *** ******* ****** **** *** ****** ************ time ** *** *****, ******** ********** ** ****** ********** *** new ******* ** ***** **** *********** *** *******.

***** *********

*** ***** ******** ***** ***** ** **** ** ** ********* for *********** ** ******* *********. **** ********* ********** ********** ***** use ********* ** *** ******* ********* ***** ***** ********:

  • "***** **% *** *****, ************ ***** ***** ******* ******. **** new ******* *** ******** - ****** ******* *********, ** **/**."
  • "** **** ******* **** ***** *** ***** ** ******** **** more ******. ***, ** ** **% ***** *** **% ********."
  • "** **** ****** **** **** * ***** ******* ******* ** place ** **** **** ** ***** ********* ** **** *** often ***** ** **** ** **-**%"
  • "**'* ***** **** *** **** - ***** ** ********* ***** possible."
  • "*** ******* *** ********* *** *****. **** *** ****** ** a ************* *********** *** **** ** *** ************ ** **** infrastructure ******* *** ******** ****************** *******. *** **** ** ******* the ***** *** ********** ** **** **** ** ** **********."
  • "**% *****. *** ** ************** *** *** ************ ** ***** in ****** ** ********* ***** *****. "
  • "****** ******* *** *****. ** ** **** ********* *** ** wireless *** ** *********. *** ************ ***** ** ******** **** as ******* *********."

******** ** ******

*******, **** ** ***** ** **** ** ************ *** ***** cost, ******** ********** ** ********. **** ***** *** *********** *** performance ***********, *** ********** *********** ******** ********** *** ****** ***** 'right-of-way' ************ ***** **** ***** ** ***** *** ******* ******* population ******* ***** ********** ***** ******* *********:

  • "***** ****** ***'* ********* ** **** ******, *** ***** *** communication ****** *** *********, *** **** *** ***** ******** **** sites."
  • "****** **** **% ** *** ******* **** ** **** ******** are ******** ******* ** ***** ** *** **** *********** ** install ***** *** ************."
  • "***% ********. ************** & *********** **** ****** ****."
  • "******** ** *** *** **** *********, **** ** ********* ** key"
  • "***% ********. ** ********** ***** ** **** ***** ** ***** connections"
  • "*** ******** ******* *** ********* ** ********. ****** ***** ** pre-existing ********* *****, **** ******* *** ********* ** ********. * have * ********* ******** **** *** *****, *** ** *** installed *** ******* ********** *** **** ***'* ***** ** **** the ** *** ******** *******. ********** ***** ** ** *********, it ***'* ** ********* *** ******** ******* *****. ****, ****** density ****** *******. ******** ** **** ********, **** ***** ****, point-to-multipoint *** **** *****-**-*****, ** ******."
  • "**** ********** *** *** *** ** **** *** *** ****** connected ******* ***** ******** *****."

**** ****** ********

******, ***** **** - *** *********** ** *********** - ** shown ** ** *** ******** ****** *** **** *********** ***** option ** ***.  **** ******* ****** ********:

  • "**% ***** ** **% ********, **** ** *** ******"
  • "* ****** ********** *** ********* *** ******** ******** *** ** it ***** **** **** ******** **** ***** ************. ** *** a ***** **** ** * ******, ***** *** *** ** and ************ ** ******** ***** ***** ****** *** ****. **** would ******* **** ********, ********** *** ***** ***** ** **** to ******* ** ** ***** ****** ******* ******** ****/******* ******* to ** **."
  • " ********* *** ***** ************** ** ********* *** ***** **** ** be *********."
  • "**% ********, **** *** ***** ** ****** ** *** ******* driver"
  • "*** **** ** ****** ***** ** ******* ***** ********* *** benefits, ***** *** **** *** ********."
  • " ** ***** *** **** ** ******* ******, ***** ***** ** be **** **** *********, *** ** **** *** *********, ******** typically ******* *** **** **** ********* ********."
  • "** *** ******, **% *** ********* **** *****, *** *** new ******* *** ***** ******** ** ****** ****."

********** ******

** ** ******** ******** ** ****, ******* ********* ***** **** smaller *********** ********* *** ********. ******* ****** *** **** ****** to **** *** ******** ***** ** ***** ** ******* ********* surveillance, ** **** ****** ******:

  • "**% ***** ** *** ******, **** ******** ** **** ********* cities"
  • "***** ************** (** ** **,*** ***********) *** ***% ********. *** cities *** * ***** ******** ***** *** *********** ****** *** wireless ***** ****** *******. "
  • "***** *** ******** */* ** *** ***** *** * *** cameras ** *** *********."
  • "********* * *** **** ****, ******* ******** *********, *** ******** of *** ******* ******* **** **** **** * ***. * would *** **** ******* *** ** **% *****, **% ********, but ********** ** **** ****."
  • "**'* ***** **** *** **** - ***** ** ********* ***** possible. **** ********** *** *** *** ** **** *** *** easily ********* ******* ***** ******** *****."

Storage ***** ********

********: **** **** ** ******* ** ****? ***? ***? ***? ******* redundancy ** ***? ***?

*******: * ***** ******** **** ******* ***** ******* *** ******* **********. However, ******* */*** *** ***, ********* * ****** ***** *****-** DVR *** *** *******. ************, ***** ***** *** **** *******, many *** *** ****** ******* ********** (*.*., ****) ******* ** cost.

**********

*** ******** **** *** *** ****** ******* ********** ********** *** cost ** **:

  • "******* ********** ****** ****, *** ** ****** **********."
  • "** *** ** ***** ****."
  • "** ********** *** ** ****"
  • "**** ** **********. **** *** ****** * ******."
  • "********** ** ********** *** *********."
  • "********** *** ****** ****** ** ******** **** ******* *** ** limited ** ****** ***********."

** *** ********** ****** ** *** *********: "****** ***** ** ********** *** *** ******. ** ****** ******* on ***** *** *** ******* ** *** ****** ** ****** of *** ****** ** *** ****'* ****."

** ********** **** *** ****** ***** *** *** **** ********, but *** **** **** **** * ***-******* ********** ****** ********** implies ** ** **** **** **** ******* *** ****** **** with ********** **** ** ******** *****.

******* ***** *******

**** *********** ***** ***** ******* ***** *******, ******* ** ** a *** ** ***, ** ********* ** *** ******** *****:

***

  • "****** *** *** **** ******* ** ****** ******** **** *** network."
  • "*** ******* ** *****."
  • "** **** **** **** *** *** *** ********* *** ****** redundancy ***** ****** ***** ** ***** **** ** ****** *** they **** **** **** ** **** ** ******* ********* *** all *** *******."
  • "*** **** ********** ** **** ***** ** * ***** *******."
  • "*** ** * *** ********* *** ********** ******* *********."

***

  • "******* * ******* ***. **** ******* **** ****** ******** ******* so ***** *** ****."
  • "***. *****. ***********. ** ********** *** ** ****."
  • "*** **** ******** **********. ***** *** **'* ********* *** ***** use. *** ************ *** * ***** ******* ***** *** *** services ******* ** *** ********** * ******** ******* ******** *** video ***** ** **** **** ********* ***** ** *** ***** amount ** ********* ********."

* ******** **** ******* ******** ** ********** *******. **** ** those ********* ****** ******** *******:

***

  • "****** *** ** *** ******. ****** ******* ** ********'* ****** that *** ** *** **** ********."
  • "********** *** *******, ** ***. ** ***'* ******* ******* **** 8 ******* ******* ****."
  • "*** ***** ** ****** ** *** ******* **********, *** ** are ****** ** *** *** ******* ** ******* ** ** a *** **** **********."
  • "******** *** **** ** ***** **** * ******* **********."

*** * ********, *** ******** ********** ********, ******** ***** ******* built **** *** ** **** *** **********:

  • "****** ******* **** *** ****** ******* ** *** ***/*** ************ and ******* ** **** ************* *********.
  • "***** ******* **** ***/*** **** ***** *** ********* ** * police ******."
  • "**** *** ********* ****." (***** ***** **********)
  • "**** *** **** **** *****. ** ******* ******* ******* **** expert ******** ** ********."
  • "*** ********* **** ** *** *** *****. ** ******* ** redundant ******* ***. * ***'* ***** **** *** *** ***** or **** *** **** *** **** ***** ** ********** ***."

Common ******* & ***** ********

********: **** ***** ** ******** ***** **** ********** ******* ** ********* power ** *******?

*******:  ** *******, '*****' ** *** ******* ******* *******. *** only ** ******* * ****** ****** ** *****, *** *** overall ******* ** *** ****** ** **** * ******* *******, which ***** ***** ** ****** ********* ***** ************ *********.

*** **** ****** ***-***** ******* ***** ** ****** ********** *** physical ******** ** ****** ******. *** *** ** ****-***** ***** and ***** ******** ***** *** ********* ***** ** **** *** requires ************ **** ******* *** *********** ** ******* ********.

***** ************

  • "****, ** *** **** ***** ***** *** ***** ** *** electric ******* ****** **** *** ************. **** ***** ***'* ***** attachment ** ******** ******* ******* * ***** *****. ***** ****** are ** *** ***** **** ************* *******, *** **** **** permanent *******. **, ** **** ** ** **** ******** ** looking *** ********** ********* *** ***** *******. ** ** *** uncommon ** *** * *** **** *** ***** **** *** have ******** ******* *********. ** ****** **** **** ** ****."
  • "******* ***** **** *** ***** ******* *** **** **** ** the ***** **** ********* **** **** ********* **** ** **"
  • " ***** ** *** ************ ** ******* ***** *** **, *** its * ******* **** *** ******* ***** ** **** *** power **** *********** ** **** ********."
  • "***** ******* ****** ***** ****** - ***** **** *******, **** out ** ***. ***'* ****** ***** ****** **** *** ** UPS."
  • "************ ** ***** ** *** ******* *******. *** **** ****** cameras *** ***** ******* ** ****-***** ** ** ********* ***** power ** *********. ** **** ***** ** *** ***** ***** for ****** ******** *******."
  • "****** ****** ***** ** *********** * *** ****** ** ****** that ********* ***** ****** *** ** *****. ** *** ******** we ******** ** **** ******** ** ****** *********** ** ********* power ******** ** *********** *******."
  • "****** ** *** *********/***** **** ** ******* * ****** ******* the **** ***** *** *** ****. ** *** ***** **** is ****, *** ******* *** * *** - ***** **** power ***. ** ***, *** **** * ***** ******. ***** bridge ******** * ***** ********* ***** ** **** **** **** inside - *** *** ********** **********."
  • "******* ** ******* ***** ** *** *****, *** ** ***** where ******* ***** *** *** ** ********, ***** * ***** option."

***** *****

******* **** **** **** ***** ******* ** ******* *****. ****** lights **** ******* ** ***-******* **** ********, ******* **** ******** stepped-down *** **** ********** ****** ****** ** ******* ****. *** additional *** ********** ********** ******* ** ******** ** ***** ***** is * ******* *****:

  • "* ****** ***** **** ** **** ************ ** ***** *****. Larger ****** **** ** ******** ***** ***** ** ******* ***** during *********. ** * ****** ** *** ******* ** ** external ***, ********* ***** ***** ****** ** *** ******* ***** are ********* ********* ** * ********** ******."
  • "*** ***** ** * **** ** ***** ************ *** ** a *** ***** *** ******* ******** ** ******* ************. ********** of *** *** ** ******** *** *********** ******* ***** *** power ****/***** ***. "
  • "******** *********** ** **** ******** *** ******* ********* ********* ** outdoors. ********** * ***, ***** ********* *** ***** ********** ***** but ** ***** ** ********* ************."
  • "** ******, ** **** ******* ***** **** *** ** **** populated, ******* ************ *** ******."
  • "*** ******* *** ************ ** *********** *****. ********** ** **** demand ******* **** ******* *** ********." 
  • "****** ***** **** ***** ** *****"
  • "******* **** ** *** **** *** *********** ******* *** **** ** power ** ******* *** ** **** *** ************ *********."

*********** ******** *****

** *** **** ********** ******* ** **** ****, *** ** can ** ********* ***** ** **** ** *** ***** ***** city ************ ** **** ******:

  • "** **** **** ****** "****** **** ***" *** **** ** would ** ******** ******* *** ***** ** *** ****** ** turf *** **** ****. "
  • "*** ** *** ************ ******, ******* *** ********* ** *** or **** ** **** ********* ** ******** *** **** ******. Moreover, *** ****** ** ******** ** ** ******* ** ***** to ****** ******* ********** *** ******* ** ******** *********."
  • "*** ******* ***** **** ********** *** ******* *** *** ****** of *** ***** ** **** ********** **** **. ****** ** those ***** **** ** ***** ** ****** ****, ** ******** are ********** ****, *** *** ** *** **** **** ** end ** ***** ***** ****. ****."
  • "***** ******** ****** ************* *** ** ********* ********* ******* ***** and ******* ******* ** ***** ** ******. "
  • "******* ******* ***** ****** **** ***** *****"
  • "*** ******* ********* ** ****** ** **** *****, ****** ***********, public ************ *** ********** ******."
  • "******* **** ************* ******* ***** ** ** ******** *** *** sometimes ******* ********** ** ********** ****** ** ******** *********. ******** much ** **** **** ** **** *** ** ***** ** in ******* ******** ******* *********** ** *********. "

Common ************

********: **** **** ** ***** ***** ************ (****** *******, *********, ****** dispatch, ***.) *** *******?

*******:  **** ******* *** ***** **** ****** ************ ** ****** Dispatch *** **** **** **** ********** *** ** *** ******* platform ** ****.  ** *******, ***/**** ********* ***** *** ***** spot, *** ****** **** ************ *** ******** *** **** ** be *********:

****** ********

******* *** *********** ** *** ***** ** ******* *** *********** as ******** ** *** ********* ****** *** **** ******* *** party ***********:

  • "****** ***** ** *********** **** ******* ****** *** ******* ***** or ******* ******* ** ****."
  • "****** ******** / ***** ***** **** *** **** **** *** party ************"
  • "****** ******** ** ****** **** *********."
  • "******** ****** ******** ** * ******* ** *** *****."
  • "******* ******* ********* ** ****** ********. *** *********** ** ******* municipalities ****** **** ***** ***********. (********* ***** ***** **** **** integration.)
  • "****** ****** ******** ***********, *** **** ****** ******* *** ********* as ****."
  • "********* *********** **** ****** ******** ** *********, *** ** ****** solved ********** ******* ****** *** *** ****** *********** **** *****. "

******* *******

************, ***** **** ** ********** ********* ***** * ****** ** located *** ********** ******** ** **** ***** *********** ****** *********** with ******* ********:

  • "***/*** - ********** *** *** **** **** *.*. ******* *********, jurisdictions, *** *** ******** *** ********** ******** ********* ******** ******: 100 (******* ** *** ** **) **** *** ** ******** nearest ********** ********, *********, ***."
  • "*** ****** **** ****** ******. ************* **** **** ********* *******."
  • "*** ************ *** ******** **** *** ***** *******. **'** ******* on ****!"
  • " *********** *** ******* ** *********"
  • "*** ******* ** *** ****** ********* ** *** *** ******** is **** ****** *** ***** *** ******** **** ***** ** the ****** ********* ** ********* ** *** **** ******."

***/****

*******, ** ***** ** *** '***** *********' *******, ******* ***** reading ********* *** ******* ****** ******* ** **** ************:

  • "******* ***** ***********. ****** ******** **** ***** ** ********* / wifi ******* ***** **** ******* *** ** **-****** *********** ******* as ***** ********* **** ** *** ******* **** **********."
  • "*** *** *** *********** *******, ***** **** ********** ** * critical **** *** ** *** ****** **** ********* ***********."
  • "********* ******* ***** *********** ** *** **** ****** *********** *** our *************. ***** **** ***** *** ******* ********** *** **** and ******* "*******" ************* *** ****** ********. ***** ****** **** first ****** ** ******* ***** ******** ** **** ** ******* forensic *********** ** **** ***** ****** ** *** ****. "
  • "******* ***** ***********, ***** ********* ********* ***********, *** ***** *******, among ******."
  • "******* **** ********** ** **** ** ******* ********* ***** ****** allowed."

******* *********

** * **** ****** ******, ******* ********* ********* *** ******** ** help ****-** ** ******* ** ** ******. *******, *********** ** these ******* *** ***** ** **** *** ** ** *** expect *** *********** ***** ** ************* **** **** ******** **********:

  • "** ********* *** ******* ************ ** ********* **** ***********. ******** can **** *** *******, *** ******** ***** ** **** ** view **** ** ***** ******** ** **** *** ****** ****** data ***********."
  • "*** **** *********** ** *** ***** *** ** *** **** Spotter, ***** ** ******** ** ****."
  • "******* ****** *** **** ** *** ************ ***** *** ** city **************."
  • "***** ********* *** ********."

****** ********

****** ****, ************ *** ****, **** ******* ******** ****** **** typically **** ******* ********:

  • " * ***** *** **** ** ************ *** '*******' ** *** usual ************ ** *** ** ***** ** *** **** (****** control *** *********)."
  • "**** *** ************. *** **** ******* ** ********* **** ** a *****-************ ******* **** **** ***** ********, ***. *** ***** are ******* ******** *******."
  • "* ***** *** **** ** ************ *** '*******' ** *** usual ************ ** *** ** ***** ** *** **** (****** control *** *********). ******* **** ********** ** **** ** ******* locations ***** ****** *******."
  • "*** ****. ** **** **** ********** ** ***** **** ** grab ******* **** ****** **** *********"
  • "* **** *** *** *** ***** *********** ***** **** ******."

System **********

********: **** ** *** **** ********* / *** ** *** **** surveillance ******?

*******:  ******* **** ** *** ************ ***** *** ***** ** the ******* ****** ****, ******* ****** ******* ** ****** *** general ******* ********** **** **** ******** *****.

***** **********/**********

*** ***** ******* **** ** **** ************ ** ** ******* public ****** ** ********* ********** ** ****** **** *** *** be **** ** ** **** **** ******* *** *********** ********.

  • "**** ********* ** **** ****** *** ********** ** ******* *******."
  • "******* ***** ********* ** ** ***** ******* ******** *********."
  • "***** ********** *** ******** ********* *** ******** ******. **** ******* have *****-******* **** ** ******* **********, ***** ********** *** ******* dumping ***."
  • "***** ********** *** *********, ******** ********* *** *****"
  • "** ******* ******* ****** ******"
  • "****** ****** (*****, **** *******, ****** ********)"
  • "** ******* ******* ****** ******."
  • "***** ********* *** *** **** ****."

******* ********

*******, ** **** ***** ********** ** **** ** ******, *** video ****** ******* *** ******* ****** ** ********* ***** ** crimes *** ***** ******* **** ********:

  • "***** ***** *** **** *** **** ******** ********."
  • "**** *** ******** ***** *** **** ********** ** ******* ***** past ******."
  • "****** ** *** ************* ***** ** ****** *****. *** **** evidence."
  • "#* ** ** ***** ***** ** ********* ********* ***** ** ****."
  • "*** **** ******** ** **** ****** *** ******* *** ******** active ***** ***** ** **** ***** **** ***** *** **** critical ** ************ *** *********** ****** ********* ** *** ******."
  • "******* *** ******** **** ********. ** ****** *** *********** ** have ** *** ** *** ***."
  • "***** ***** *** ****** ******** ** ******."
  • "*** ****** ** (*************) ****** **** ** * ******* ********** system *** * ******** **** ** ***** ** *** *** figure *** *********. ** *** **** * ***** ********** ******** tool *** *** **** ********* ** *** ****** ** *** to ** ********. "

******* **********

** **** *****, *** ***** **** ** *** ******** *** enforcement, *** ********** ******** **********. **** ********* ***** **** ******* situational ********* ** ******* *** *** *** ***********:

  • "******* *********** (*** *****, *******-*****, *******, ***.)"
  • "********** ** **** **** *** ******* ****"
  • "***** ******* ********* ******* ****."
  • "******* *******, ********* ********"
  • "******* ******* ** ******** ***** *** ** ******* ******* ********** in ******* ***** *** ******* *********."
  • "********** ******* **** ** ***** *******, *** ********* *********** ** existing ******* ********** ******* ** *** ******* ****."
  • "**** ****** **** * ******** ****** *** ******* **********."

 ****** ***** **********

*******, **** ********* ***** * *** ******* ** ************ ** helping ** ******* ********** ********* ******* ******* **** ********* ********** of ******** *** ********* ******** ***** ** ***** *** '*** in *** ***':

  • "** ***** *** ****** ** ******* **** ***** **** **** manpower."
  • "****** ************ ******* ***** ** * ******* ********** ******* *********** "almost" ********** *** *** ****** ******** ** *** ******."
  • "*** ******* *** **** ********* * ***** ********** *** *** law *********** ********."
  • " **** ** *** ** *** ****, ******* ********** ************ ** what's *********."

Biggest *****

********: *** **** *** **** ************ ******? *** ***** ********* ***** monitoring *******? *** ** *** ***?

*******: **************, ****** *********** *** *** **** ******** ****** *****. However, * ******* ** ******* *** *****-******* ******* **** ******** also *** ****** *****. ** *******, **** **** ******** *** part ** ****** **************, **** ********* *** **** ******** ********. Not *** ******, *** ********* *** *** ******* *** ********* live:

******/***** **********

*** *********** ** ******* *** ******* ****, ** *** * big ***********, ** **** **** ************ *******:

  • "*** ****** **** **. ***** *** ********* ****** ******** ** the ****** ** ****** **** ** ***** *****."
  • "*** ****** **** **** *** ******. ***** ** ********* ***** monitoring *** ******* ****."
  • "****** *** *** ******. **** **** ********* ***** ******* *** taking ********, *********."
  • "****** ****** **** ********* *****."
  • "*** ****** *** *** ******* *********. **** ******* *** *********, some ****'*."
  • "****** ***********, ********* ***** ** ******* ******* *****."
  • "********* ** ***** * ***** **** ** *** **** ******. The ** ** ******** ********** **** ******* *** ******. ********** in ******** ************** *** ********* ** ****** *** ****** *** system. ***** *** ********* *** ********* ****** ** *** ****** systems, *** **** ** *** ***** **** ***** ******."

**** **********

** * ****** ******, *** ******* ***** *** ******* ****/***-********* officers. ***** *** ********* ****** ******, **** ************ ** ********* a ******* ******** **** ******** ****** ******** *** ******* ** needed:

  • "**** ********* ***********. ** **** *********. ***** *** **** ******* areas *** ** ** ******** *** *** ****, *** **** are ****** ******* **** * ******* ****** **** ** ********."
  • "*** **** ******** ***** (*** ************) ******** ****, *** ***** to ********** ******."
  • "**** ********* ********* ** *** ***** ****** ** ****** ******. In ******* ******, ** ***** ********* ** **********. ** ***** only."
  • "******* ***** **********. ***, ***** *** ********* ***** *** **********, because **** **** ** ** **** ***."
  • "**% ** **** *** ****** ********** ********* *** **********. **% are **** **** ******. **** *** **** ******** *** ****** servicemen ********* *** ********** ** ****** *** ***** ***** ******* to ********."
  • "******** *** ***** **********. ***** ** ********* *** ** *************** of ***********."
  • "**** ********* ***********. ** **** *********. ***** *** **** ******* areas *** ** ** ******** *** *** ****, *** **** are ****** ******* **** * ******* ****** **** ** ********."

**** **********

******* *** **** **** ** ********* ******* *********, **** ****** use **** *********.  ******** ** *** ****** ****-****, *** **** responses ******** *** ******** ** ******** ** *** ** ******* system *************:

  • "********* ** *** ****, *** ******** ** ************* ******* * reactive ******. ****** ******* ******* ********* ******* ***** ***** ******* a **/* ********. ** ****** ***** **** ** *** ********* aspect ****** *** **** ********** **** ******** ********."
  • "******* ******** *** ****. ** *** ****** ** *** *******."
  • "***** ****'* ********* ***** ********** *******."
  • "** *** ******, **** ****** (*** **** ******) **** **** trained ** *** *** ******."
  • "******, **** ********, **** *** *** ********** **/*"
  • "**** ******* *** *********, **** ****'* *** ** ******** ****."
  • "*** ******** ***** *** ****** ********* ********** *****. *******, ** all **** *** **** ****** *** ******* *** ******* ****** with ******* *** ******** ******* ** ****."

Purchase *** *********** *******

********: **** ************ ** ******** **** *** *** **** ************ ******? How ** **** *** *** *****?

*******:  ** **** *****, ******* ***** **** *** *********** ****** budgets, ******* ****** ** ********** *****, ** * *** ** both. *******, * ********** ****** ** ******* ********* ******** *** primary **** *** ******* ****** *****, **** *********-******** ********* *** businesses ************ **** ** *** *******: 

****** ******/*******

  • "** ****** *** *****, *** *** *********** ****** ****** **** the *********** *** ********* *** ****** **** **'* *********."
  • "*** ****** **********. **** *** *** ******* **** *** ******** of ******** ******* ** *** ******* **********."
  • "****** ************* ***** *** ******* ********** ******** ** **** *******"
  • "******* ****** ** ****** **********, * ** ********* *** **** request ***** ***** *** * **** ** **** **** *** city *******."
  • "******** ********(******) **** *** *** ****** *** **** *** *** budget ******** **** ***."
  • "******* *** ***********. ******* ******* - ****** *****, *******, ***."

********** ******

  • "**** ************ ******* *** ** ****** ******* ******* ***** ********* though ********** ******"
  • "** *** *** ***** **** **** *** ************."
  • "******** ** ***** **********, ******* ** **** *** ********** ********."
  • "*** ********** *** **** *** ****** **** ****** ***** ***********. Often *** ***** ***** **** ********* ********* ****** *** ** losses ***** *********** **** **** *******. ** ***** ***** ******* money *** ************** *** *** ** ****** ***** ******** ** ahead."
  • "*** ***** ******** ******** ******* (****) *** *** **** ******* source."

******* *******

  • "*** ******** ** *** ******* ***** **** ******* ******** **** the ***** ******** ** *** ****.  * ***'* **** ***** percentages, *** ** *** * ***** ** ********** **** *** local ******** ********* **** ******* *** *******, *** *** ******** and *** **** ******* *** ******* *** ** ***** ** more."
  • "******* *********. *** ***** ***** **** *** ********* ** *********** that **** ** **** ****** ** *** ****** ** **** of * ******** *********. *** *** ********* *** ******* ** access *** ****** ***** ** * ****** ******* ** *********."
  • "** *** ***** ********** *** ******* ****** ************* ********** **** of *** ******** ****** **** *** ********** ****** *** ****."
  • "*** ********** *** *** * ******* ** *** *****, *** the **** **** *** *** ****. ** ** *** ** a ********** **** ** ******** ******* ** ****** *** ****** by ******* ********** *** ********* ********** ** ***** ** *** for ********** ******* *** ***** ** ************* *****."
  • "********* *** ***** ** ***** ******* *******, *********** *****, ** some ******** *****."

******* *****

**** ********* ***** **** ******* **** ***** **** *** ********** of *****, ***** **** ******** ** ****** ******** ********* ** the ***** ******:

  • "**** *** ****, ****-****** **** ******* *** **** ***** **** to ******* **** ******* *********** *** **** ********* ****** **** fines."
  • "***** **** **** ******** ******** *** ***** ********/***** ******/***. *** from ******* *****."
  • "******** ****** *** ***** *** **** ** **** ***** ************ and ***********."
  • "**** ***** **** ******, *** ***** ******* ******* ******* **** and ********* ***** ** ******* *****." 

Who ****** *** **************?

********: *** ********* ****** *** **** ************ ****** *************? **** **** result ** **** *******? *** ** *** ***?

*******:  *** ******** ** **** ****** *** ****** ****** ***********, and **** ****** *** ** **** *** *** **** *** employing ******** ***********.  *******, **** **** *** ****** ********* * good ****** *** ** ************ ****** *** *********** ** ***** consultants. 

** *******, *** '*** *******' *** ***** ******** *********** **** boilerplate ** ******** *****, ***** ************* *** ******* *** **** latitude ** ***** **** ********, ** ***** ************ ****** ***** focus ** '***** **************' ****** **** ** *********** **** ** practical ***********.

*********** **** *****

*****, **** ******** *** ***** ********, ****** ****** ** ***** entrusted ** ******** ***********.  *** *** ****** ********* ******* ******** on ******* *** ********** ** * **** ******** ** ***:

  • "**** ************** *** ********* ******* ** ***********. *** ******* ******* is ******* ********* ** *** *********** *** **** ****** ****** to **********. ** **** ***** *** ********* ************* ** *** of * ****-******* ** ** **** *** ********* *** ******** outcomes ** * ********** ******. **** *** ** *** ** the ********** *** ***** ******* **** *** ********* ** ******-******* television, ********** **-***** ******* *** *** ********** ************ **** ********* with ****** ******** *****."
  • "** ** ****** ******* ** * ********** ******* *** *** police/local-government *********."
  • "************** *** ******* ******* ** ***********. *** *** **** ****, consultants ********** *** ***** *** *** ********* **********. **** **** to ********** **** ** *** ***** *********** ******** ** ******* to **** ******* *****."
  • "*** **** **** ************** *** ********* **** ** * ********** for ********. *** ****** ************** **** **** ******** *********** *** understand *** ** ***** *** **** *** ***** ********** ** be ******** ** ********* ***********."
  • "*** ************* *** ********* ******* ** *********** ** ********* ********* and ********* *** ********** ****** *** ******* *****. ************* *** same ************* ** ***** ****** *** *** ****** ********** *** implemented ********* ** **."

*** *******

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Comments (10)

I'm loving all the applied expertise you're getting from these surveys.

Hello. We are about to install our 1500th HD networked crime camera here in New Orleans. Our cameras are all networked and continuously stream to our Incident Monitoring Center, where we selectively live-monitor groups of cameras based on 911 calls for service. I'm curious how our system stacks up against other city-wide HD networked crime camera systems. Does anyone know how many HD cameras that other city-wide systems have networked into a single monitoring center? Also, does anyone know how often other systems help close felony investigations via arrest or warrant, or how many UCR index crimes they may engage?

While I know that our system is doing a great deal of good for our city, I'm looking for some benchmarks for comparative purposes. Thanks in advance!

Bryan,

Your system (We reviewed it here - Project NOLA - 500+ Camera City System at 90% Lower Cost) is fundamentally a lot different than almost every other city system we have seen. Usually city systems are centrally organized / deployed / management by the government. There are pros and cons to both approaches.

Why do you care how many HD cameras other cities have? Surely Chinese cities have tens of thousands. That does not take away from your system.

As for arrests and warrants, those types of statistics appear to be uncommon. Every once in a while one gets released, but it is not the norm.

We are looking for benchmarks to gauge the success of our system, which appears to be unprecedented here in the United States. Learning how we compare in size and cost has not proven to be too difficult. However, we are having trouble comparing the number of UCR index crimes that are engaged per month or year. As you mentioned, these kind of stats are hard to come by. Thoughts?

Is anyone selling still selling analog cameras or has IP finally won?

Chris,

IP can 'win' even if someone is selling analog cameras. In the city segment, I doubt more than a distinct minority are deploying new analog (SD) systems.

We have new SMB reports coming out next week that show how much even the low end is changing (not necessarily to IP but to HD analog).

John, A very insightful report. For these city surveillance projects, who are the people in the police department, city management that are the decision makers and evaluators of the solution? Thanks, Mike

Great article! I am in the early stages of exploring the "City surveillance" market segment. Can anyone give me an idea of who within the cities and police departments are the decision makers and evaluators for the proposed solution.

Any insight is much appreciated.

All those jobs are put up for bid. For bids around your area, go to the City or County website and find the Purchasing Department. You should sign up to their vendor list to receive bids that might interest you. You can also register to paid or free bid list. This one is free http://www.securityservices.link/

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