City Video Surveillance Guide

By Brian Rhodes, Published Jun 08, 2015, 12:00am EDT (Info+)

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

*** **** ***** ********** *** *** finding *** ******** *****:

  1. ****** *********: *** **** ********* ********** ********* *** heavy ******* ***** *** *************.  *** next ******** ** *** '****** *****' like *****, **** *******, *** ************** hubs.  *******, ******* ***** *******, ************ is ***** ******** ** '**** *****' areas *** ** ******* ******** ************** sites.
  2. ****** *****: **** *** ** **** ****** **** the******** *******, **** ~**%+ ** *** **** cameras ***** **** *** **** ******* with **% *** *******. *** **** common *** *** **** *** ******** intersections ** ***** ****** ******.
  3. *******: ** ******** ***** ***** ******* ** available, ** ** ********* ********* *** used *** ************. *******, ******** ** typically ******** ***** ******** ******** *** not *********.
  4. ***** ** ***** ** *** ******* installation *******.  ************ ******* ******** *** source, *********** ***, *** ****** **** it ** ******** ****** ** ***** cameras ** * ********* *****.
  5. *** ******* **** ** **** ************ ** situation ********* ** ****** ** ******* in *** ****. '******** ********' ********* is ******. 
  6. ***********: ***** *********** ** ****** ******** *** mapping ********* **** ******, ******* ***** into ***** ********* **** ********* *******, access *******, ** **** ****** **** not.
  7. *****: ****** *********** *** *** **** ****** regular ***** *** **** **** *** recorded *****. **** ********** ** ****** ********* is **** ** * ******** *********** ********** group *** ***** ***** ** * general ******** *** ***** ******** ******* surveillance ************.
  8. ******* / *****: ********** ******* ****** *** *** ****** were ****** ******. **** ***** ****** in ****** ******** ******** ********, *** the ******* ********** ** ************ ******* cameras *** *** ******** ******* ** many ****** ***** *********** *********. 
  9. *********: ***/**** ********* *** *** **** ****** types ****. '*****' ********* **** ********** used, *.*., *********, **** ***********, ****** left ******, ** ********* ** ****** analytics. *** *** ******* ** ***** adoption ***** *** ********** *********** ***** the ****.
  10. *******: * ***** ******** **** ******* based ******* *** ******* **********. *******, roughly */*** *** ***, ********* * number ***** *****-** *** *** *** storage. ************, ***** ***** *** **** systems, **** *** *** ****** ******* redundancy (*.*., ****) ******* ** ****.
  11. **************: ******** *** ** ******* ************** include ******** ******** *********** **** ******* records ******* **** ************ ****** ****, and ******* ******* **** ******** **** assessments *** ******** ******* ************* ***** specifications.
  12. **** ************** ****** **** ** ********* team ********* **** ********* ******** *** lead ** ** ******** ********* ****** who *********** *** ********* *********** ** play.
  13. *******: ******* ******* ** **** ***** ******* from ****** ******* ** ********** ******, or * *** ** *** ***. In **** *****, *** ******* ****** contributes ***** *** '*** ****** ****'.
  14. ************: **** ********* ********* ****** *** ******** video ********* ***** ** *********** ******. Another ****** ********** *** ** ******* equipment ******** *** ******* ** ***** to ******* ****** ******.

*** ******** ****** ********* *** ******** in ***** *****:

Camera *********

********: **** *** *** **** ****** ********* to ****** **** *******? ***? **** are **** **** ***?

*******:  ** *******, ***** ************* *** road ******** *** **** ********, **** common ***** **** ***** ********** ******* or ********* ****** ****.  *** ***** emphasis ** ***** ***** ** *** 'situational *********' *** ***** ************** ** police-dispatchable ****** *****.

**** **** **** ****-**** ********** *** automobile ******** ********* **** ************* ***** locations. ** *******, *** ********** ************ of ******* ***** ******** ** ***** poles ***** ******** ************ ******** ********* are *****, *** * **** ** surveillance ******* ** ***** ************* *** be **** ** ***** ******** ******* movement ** * **** ** ******:

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

  • "************* *** ******* *** ***** **********"
  • "**** ******* *** **** ******* ******** are *** *** ****. **** *** sometimes ** ****** *******."
  • "**** ****** *************, ** ***** ** Panama"
  • "*** ** *** **** ******** *** monitored, **** *** **** ***** ***** covered *** *** ****** ****** ******* the ****. ******** ******** *** ** followed ** ******." 
  • "*** *** **** ******** *** ******** entry/exit."
  • "********** *** ************* ** ******* ******* flow"
  • "** **** ************* ** **** *** afford "
  • "******* *************, **** *** **** *** traffic *** ********** ******* **********"
  • "*************, ** *********** **** *** ********* traffic ***** ******"
  • "*** **** ****** ********* **** ** deploy **** ******* *** *** ******* viewing ** ************ ** ** ******* traffic *** ********** *****."

****** *****

***** ****** *** ********* ***** ***** groups ** ****** ****** ********** ** a ******* *****, **** ************ ***** or **** *** ********. 

  • "****** ******* ****. **** *** ***** prevention *** **** ******** *************."
  • "*******(***** ********) ************* (**** ********) ***** area (****** ********) ************** (****** ********) Public ********* ************ ********* ********** ********* speaking ** *** ****** ***** *** people ************** *** ****** ***** ***********."
  • "***** ****** ** **** *** **** issues ****** ** **** *** ****** doing *** ******."
  • "****** ***** ***** **** *** ********** used *** ******* ******. ************ ** monitor ********, *******, ****** *******, *********, etc *** ** ********* **** *** PD ** **** ** * ****** command **** ******."
  • "******* ***** **** * *** ** pick-pocketing."
  • "*****, **** ********* *** ****-*** *******"
  • "**** ******** ****, ****** ******* **********, public ***** *** **********, *** "***-*****" dictated ** ********* ******** ******** (****) statistics."
  • "***** - *** *** **** *** Park *** * *** *** **** traffic "

**** *****

*** **** **** ** ************ ********** fall ** ****-***** *** ******** ************** or ********* ***** *****.  **** ****** the ******* ********** *** ******* ** subjects ** *****, *** **** ** greater. ** ****-***** *****, ******* *** often ** ******** **** ****** *** more ********** **** ********* ******** ******** into *** ***********:

  • "***** **** ***** *****. ********** ***** provide *** *********** "***** ****" ** potential ***** *****. ******* *** **** to **** ****** ***** *** **** aid ** ************* ********."
  • "*** **** ****** ********* *** ****** corners ** ******** *********, *** *** business *********. *** **** ** *** city ** ** **** *** ****** who ***** *** ******** ******** **** safe."
  • "**** ****** **** ***** *******, *** other ****** **** ***** *****, **** inner **** ****** ************ *****."
  • "********** ***** ** *******. **** *** public **********, *****, *********, ****-******"
  • "**** ***** ***** ** ******* ********* of *****, ******* * ******* *****, drug ********"
  • "******* *** **** ** ******* *****, images *** **** *** ********, ******** for ******** ********."

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

*** *******, ****** ******* ******* **** electrical *********** *** ***** ********* ****** are ****** ************ *****.  **** ****** these ********* *** ** ****** *** even *********** ** ***********, *** **** of ******* **** *********** ** *** great:

  • "*********** ***** *** *****, *** ******* ********** stations *** ********* *** ** **** general *** *******, ***** ***** ********** yards *** **** ******* *** ****** activity, ****** ******** *** ******* ******** and ****** *********."
  • "******* ******** *** ***********. **** ******* are **** ** **********, ******* **** all ***** ** ************* *****."
  • "******** **** ********** **** ** ***** treatment ******"
  • "*** ********** ******** *** ****** **** are ******* ** * ********."
  • "********* *** ******** ******** *** ********** the ***** ******."
  • "****** ***** ********** ******* ** *********"

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

********: **** ********** ** ******* *** ***** vs ***? ***? **** ****** ****?

*******: ***** ***** ****** ***** **** a ******** (******** **% ** *** time) , ** ** *** *********** and **** *** **** *** **** than '*********** ************ *********** (**** *********** at **% ** *** ****).  *** use ** **** ************ ** ******* 8 ***** ******* **** *******. (***** *% ** *** **** *** *** ******* **********.)  

*** ******* *** *** ** **** increased *** **********:

*) **** ***** ******* *** **** more ****** ** **** ****** ********* controlling ****

*)  ************ ***** *** ** ********* and ****, ***** ******** ******** ** feet ** ***** *** ******** ****** anywhere ****** * ******'* ****** ** coverage.

***** ******* *** ******** ***** ******** in *** ***** ******** ** *****-*** below:

******* *** ****** ****** 

  • "*** ******* *** ****** **** *** zooming ******* **** ********* *** **** detected."
  • "*** *** **** *** ******** **** large ***** *** *** ***** ******* zoom **********, *.*. ******* *** ***** trafficking ** * ****** ** * square */* ***** *** *****."
  • "******* *** **** ** ************* ** be **** ** *** *** * ways."
  • "* **** ******** ** *** ******* seen *** ***, ** **** ******* the ******* **** ********."
  • "**% ***, ***** **** ** ********* locations **** ** ******* *** '***** points', *** ** ***** *** ******** control ** **** ** *********."

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

** ***** *** **** ** ** used ***********, * ****** ******** **** be **** ** ******** **** ******* and ****** **** ** **** *********,  This *********** ** ***** **** ** a **** ************ **********, ***** ******* staff *** ************ ***** *** ********** camera ***** ** **** ****:

  • "*** *********** ******** **** ** ****** PTZs (**%+ *** ** *****) ******* their ******** *** ********** *** ****** and ******** ******* ** ********/********). ** the ****** ***'* ********* **** ****, a ****** ***** ** ***** ******* is **** ** ******* ************ (**% PTZ ** *****) ** **."
  • "***** ** ******** ******** ** ****** to **** *** *******. ****** ******. Used ** **** ********** ***********"
  • "*** ** ***** *** ******** ******* in **** ** *********."
  • "** *** ***** **** *** ********* with **** *****, *** *** ******* give *** ******** *********** ************ ** "follow *** ******"."
  • "*** **** ***** *****, **** **** by *** *********** ** '******'."
  • "*** ******** **** ********* ******* ** *** as **** ********* *** ** ***** and ********** *** ***** ******* **** time."

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

*******, ******** ********** ** **** *** ***** common **** **** ********* ********** **** price, ****** ********* ************, *** ***** megapixel ******* ***** **** ****** ** avoid ********* *** **** **** ********** necessary:

  • "**% ***** ********* *******. *****'* ******* operator ********** *** **** ***** ** cover **** ***** **** **** ** a ***."
  • "**% ***** *** **% ***. ***'* get **** *** *** *** ****** looking ** *** ***** ** *******. Fixed ******* *** *** ******* *** PTZ *** ** ********** ** *** needed ****."
  • "**%*****. ** **'* ********* ****** ** watch, ******** * ****** ** **."
  • "*'* *** **'* ******** ***** ** 90+% **** *** ***** *** **** megapixel ** ****** **********. ***'* ******* are **** **** ** ********** *** static ******* *** *** **** *** those ************** **** **** * **** available ** ******* ****."
  • "*** *****, ****** **** ********* ******* and ** ******** ** ***** ***** dont **** ******** ** ******* *** cameras, **** **** ** * *****."

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

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

*******: ********** ******* ****** **** ******** *****. No ****** ***** ** *** ***** favorite, *** ** ***** **** ** brands **** *********, **** ************ '******' analog ***** **********. **** ** *** more ******** ***** ****** *** ****** out *****:

****

  • "**** ***** *** ************ ********, **** to ************, **** "******** ********" *** can ** ******* **** * *-**** warranty, ***** ** *********** **** ********** a ******** **** * ********."
  • "**** ******* ** ********* ** * quality ******"
  • "****, ********* *** ***********."
  • "**** ** ********* **** ***** - that's *** * ***-********** *****. ***** are ************ ******** *****."
  • "**** - ******* ********* *** ********** "Top ** *** ****"
  • "****, ******* ** ************* **** *** systems"

*****

  • "***** (***) ** ** **** ** see ***** *** ******. *** **** are **** ** ******** *** **** in ******."
  • "****** **** ****** *****.  **** ** it ** ******, *** *** ** lines ******** ** ** ****."
  • "***** - ******** ******** ***** ** this"
  • "*****. * ***'* **** ***, **** said *** **** ********** & **** been ****** ** **********."
  • "***** *** *****, ****'* **** *** around **** *** **** *** ******* got *******."

*****

  • "***** *** ************ ******** **** ******* from *** *** ** *** ****** and *** ********** **** ******** ****** offering. "
  • "********** *** **** ********, ***** *** Bosch ************. ***** ****** **** *******, it ** ******* ** ** **** they ****. *** ***** ****** *** more *********** *** ********* ** *********** and * ***** **** ** *** IBM ******."
  • "*****, *** * ****** ****** ** good *********** *** *******."
  • "***** *** ** *** **** **** things *******, *** ****** **** **** grown ***** ** ****.  **** *********."

*********

  • "********* - ****** **** * ******* of ***** ****."
  • "** *** **** ********* ******* ****** here ** **** ********."
  • "*********, **** ****** ***** ****"
  • "********* ** *** ****** ******."
  • "********* ******** **** ***** *** ***** quality."

****

  • "****** **** **** **** *** **** trusted **********."
  • "** ********* ****; *********** ****** ********** from **** ** ********* ** *****."
  • "** ******* *** **** ******* **** bullet ***** *******. ** **** ******** other *******, *** *** **** ******* work ***** *** ** *** ** need ** ******."
  • "**** *** *****, **** *********** * believe"
  • "**** *** ****. *****, *******, ******* of ******* ****."

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

*******, *** ******** ** ******* **** more **** * ****** *****.  *** underlying ********* ********** *** ****** ** summed ** ** **** ***** *****:

"* ******* *** **** **** *** of *** ***** ************* ** ***** environments. *** ****** ** ****** ******** in ***** ************ ** ***** ** select *** **** ****** *** *** site."

******, ********** ** *** ********** *******, most **** ************ *********** ******** ***** multiple ******:

  • "****, *****, ******* & **** ** they *** *** **** *** ****** brands."
  • "*****, *********, ****...**** ****** *** ******** cameras ** ************* *****."
  • "********* ** **** *****. *** **** phase **** ****."
  • "*******, *** *****.  ****** *****, *** others ** ***** **** ********* ****** for **."
  • "** **** **** *********, *********, *** Panasonic ** *** **** *******.  ********* strengths *** ***."
  • "****, ********* *** *****. *** ************** of *** ****** *** **** ** needed. ******** ***** *** ** **** of **** ************ **** ****** *** we *** ** **** ** **** they *** *********** ****."
  • "******* *** ****** ***** ** '****' driver ******* ** *** ***, *** ONVIF. ************* *** ****, **** ******* standard *******/**********."

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

********: **** ***** ** *** **** ***** see ** **** ************ *******? *** idea *** **** *** ******?

*******:  ** **** *******, ***** *********** did *** **** ** *** *** player.  ******* ** *** ****** ********* VMS ********* **** *********:

*******

  • "*** ** *** ************* *** ******* Security ****** ******* ** *** **** component. ****** *** ******* ** *** & ***** *** **** ********* ********** with *** ************ ********* ** *** single **** *********** ******* *****. *******, the **** ******* *** ******* ********* is **** * ******** *********."
  • "******* ** **** ********* ** *** area. **** *** * **** *** selling ****** ************** ** *** ********** inter-connectivity ********."
  • "** ***** ******* *** *** ****** **** several ******."
  • "** **** **** ******** ******.  ********* but ***** **."
  • "****** ***** ******* **** ** ** using *******"
  • "**** ** ******* **** **% ** the ****** ********** ***** ** *******, so **'* ******* **** **** **** to ***** ** **** ********"

*********

  • "** *** ***** *********. ** ******* this ******* **** ** **** **** Milestone *** *** ***** ****** ** VMS ****** *** ** *** *** working **** *** *** ********."
  • "********* ******* ** *** **** ************. Some ** *** ******** **** ********** with ********* ****  *********** ****** ** re-use **** ******** ********."
  • "********* ** **** ***** ****** *** ease ** *** *** ****** ** customer ******* ******* ** *** *******'* provisions."

*****

  • "*****. ******** *** **** ** ***."
  • "*** ********** ** ****** *****, ***** and *******. ** *** ** ***** and ***** ****."
  • "***** (** *********). ********* *** ****"
  • "***** *** ***********. **** ********* ********** systems, *** ******** ** ********* **** became *** ********."

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

*******, ** ** ******* ******** **** customization *** ********* ****** ********* **** a **** ** *** **** ************ vertical:

  • "****** ** *** ****** **** ***** because **** *** ******** ** *** client ******** *** *** ****** ****."
  • "****, ******, *** ***... ***** **** proven **** ******* ** ****** ******* and **** ***********."
  • "******, ********* (****** *** ** ****), Seetec (****** *** ** *****)"
  • "** *** ** *** ******* ** switching ****** **** **** ******* ** a * **** ****."
  • "********** **** **** ***** *** *****"
  • "**** ******** *** ******* ********* **** we ****** ********."
  • "*** **** ********* ****** ******* ** service ** *** ** ***** **** (city) ********."
  • "*****, *********, *********, ***** *** **** widely ** *** ** ******* **** have *** ******** ******** ** *** UK (*.*. ***** ****** *** ********** trail), *** ******* **** **** *** required ********** ** *** ****** ******** CCTV *******."
  • "****** *** ****** ***** ***** ****. (Innodep *** *******) **** *** **** good ** *********** ***** ******** ** meet *** ******** ******* ** ***** authorities."
  • "** ****** * *********** *** *** Milestone. ** **** **** ****, ****, others. * ***´* *** * ********* decisión ****** ** *******, *** *** economic & ************ ******* (********* ** *** **** or ********** *** *********** *** ***, G2G **********, ***)"

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

******* ***** *** *** ****** ** camera ************* *** ******** ******* **** the ******** ** *******. ******* ** buying ******** *** ******** **** * 3rd ***** ********, ******* **** ******* used *** ********** ******* *** ********** software ** **** *****:

  • "**** *** ** *** ****** ************. Because **** *** ******** & ****** pricing."
  • "**** ******* *** *** ************ ******** VMSes, *.*.: ********* ****, ********* **-***/******* Center, ******'* ***. ********* ********** *********** put *** * *** *** ***** the ******** *** *** *** ********, said ******** ***** ** "****" ***** own ******** ******** *** ********** *** pretty *********** ******* **** * ****** software ******** **** * ****** ******** (no **** ** ******* ********* ************* for ******* **** ******** *** ******** problems). *** ********** ***** ********* ** NOT **** * *** ** ***** software ** ****. **** *** ******* ("forced") **** *** ***** ** ******** software *** ********** *********."
  • "*** ******* ******** **** (*****) ****** because ** *** ***** **** **** the ******* **** ******."

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

********: *** ***** *** ***** ********* ** license ***** *********** ***** ****? **** types? *** ** *** ***?

*******:  ***** ********* *** **** *********** are *****. ***** ******* ***** ******* is *** **** ****** **** ****, other ********* **** *********, ******** *** (science *******-*****?)********** ************ ********* *******. **** ** ******** exists, ** ** *** *********** ****** or ***** ******** ****** *** ********** use:

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

** *** ***** ** *********, *** of ***/**** ** **** ********. ******* comments ********* **** ** ****** ********** reliable ** ***** *** *** ** valued ** *** ***********:

  • "******* ***** *********** ******** ** ***** being **** ** ********* ******* *** a ****. ** *** ***** **** useful ** ******** *** ** ******** and ******* * ********."
  • "**** *** **** ****** ********** *** our ** ********* **** ********** ***** to ****** *** ******* *** **** a ********** *********** *** **** **** want ** **********."
  • " *** *** ********* *** ***** **** more ** **** ***** ***** ** understand *** *** ** ****** **** a ********** ****. "
  • "*** ** *** **** ******* ********, especially *** ******* **** *** ****."
  • "*** *** *******, *** ***** *** be ********. (***** **** **** ********, dedicated ****, ** ******.) ** ***** not **** **** ******** ****-********* ** the ****."
  • " **% ** *** ******* **** ** have ******** *** **** ** **** of *** ******. **** **** * proactive *****-******** ******* ** *** ****** and ******** *** *********** ******** **** law *********** ***** ** ****** ********* support. "
  • "*** ** **** *****, ******* ** realiable. ***** ***** ********* ** ***** not "*****" ** ******* *****, ********** because ******* ********** *** **** **** unpredicatable *** ** ***** ****** ** cope."

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

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

  • "*** ** **** **** ******** ****** to *** ***** ** **** ******** / ******* **** ** **** ***** analtics *** *** ****** **** ***."
  • "********* ** **** *****, **** ****** become **** **** ** *** ****** as ******* *** ********."
  • "********* ***** **** ****** *** *** the *** ******* ** ****. *****, just *** *****."
  • "***** ********* *** *** ****.  *** costly, *** ****** *******."
  • "***** ********* ***** **** ****** *********, and *** ** *******. *******? - Analytics ****** *** **** * ***** deployment *** **** * ********* *********** for **** ********."
  • "(***** **********) *** **** ********* *** **** used ** *** *****, * ** not ***** ** **** *****, *** the ******** *** *** *** ******* up ** ***, ** ** ***. "
  • "***** ********* *** ****** *****, ************ and *********. ** *** ***** ********* have **** ** ***** ** ******* 100% ** ******* *****."

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

********: **** ********** ** ******* *** ********* via ***** ** ********? **** ****** that?

*******:  ** *******, ** ***** ******** is ********* **** *** ***** ** connection ** ** **** ** * first ******. *******, *** ** *** overall ****** **** *** ****** ************ time ** *** *****, ******** ********** is ****** ********** *** *** ******* or ***** **** *********** *** *******.

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

*** ***** ******** ***** ***** ** that ** ** ********* *** *********** if ******* *********. **** ********* ********** widespread ***** *** ********* ** *** already ********* ***** ***** ********:

  • "***** **% *** *****, ************ ***** fibre ******* ******. **** *** ******* use ******** - ****** ******* *********, or **/**."
  • "** **** ******* **** ***** *** fiber ** ******** **** **** ******. Now, ** ** **% ***** *** 30% ********."
  • "** **** ****** **** **** * fiber ******* ******* ** ***** ** most **** ** ***** ********* ** some *** ***** ***** ** **** as **-**%"
  • "**'* ***** **** *** **** - fiber ** ********* ***** ********."
  • "*** ******* *** ********* *** *****. This *** ****** ** * ************* requirement *** **** ** *** ************ of **** ************** ******* *** ******** telecommunications *******. *** **** ** ******* the ***** *** ********** ** **** time ** ** **********."
  • "**% *****. *** ** ************** *** the ************ ** ***** ** ****** or ********* ***** *****. "
  • "****** ******* *** *****. ** ** very ********* *** ** ******** *** to *********. *** ************ ***** ** wireless **** ** ******* *********."

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

*******, **** ** ***** ** **** of ************ *** ***** ****, ******** networking ** ********. **** ***** *** reliability *** *********** ***********, *** ********** flexibility ******** ********** *** ****** ***** 'right-of-way' ************ ***** **** ***** ** where *** ******* ******* ********** ******* makes ********** ***** ******* *********:

  • "***** ****** ***'* ********* ** **** places, *** ***** *** ************* ****** are *********, *** **** *** ***** wireless **** *****."
  • "****** **** **% ** *** ******* that ** **** ******** *** ******** because ** ***** ** *** **** prohibitive ** ******* ***** *** ************."
  • "***% ********. ************** & *********** **** drives ****."
  • "******** ** *** *** **** *********, cost ** ********* ** ***"
  • "***% ********. ** ********** ***** ** make ***** ** ***** ***********"
  • "*** ******** ******* *** ********* ** wireless. ****** ***** ** ***-******** ********* fiber, **** ******* *** ********* ** wireless. * **** * ********* ******** that *** *****, *** ** *** installed *** ******* ********** *** **** won't ***** ** **** *** ** for ******** *******. ********** ***** ** so *********, ** ***'* ** ********* for ******** ******* *****. ****, ****** density ****** *******. ******** ** **** flexible, **** ***** ****, *****-**-********** *** just *****-**-*****, ** ******."
  • "**** ********** *** *** *** ** town *** *** ****** ********* ******* fixed ******** *****."

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

******, ***** **** - *** *********** or *********** - ** ***** ** be *** ******** ****** *** **** considering ***** ****** ** ***.  **** heavily ****** ********:

  • "**% ***** ** **% ********, **** is *** ******"
  • "* ****** ********** *** ********* *** wireless ******** *** ** ** ***** much **** ******** **** ***** ************. To *** * ***** **** ** a ******, ***** *** *** ** and ************ ** ******** ***** ***** damage *** ****. **** ***** ******* more ********, ********** *** ***** ***** up **** ** ******* ** ** would ****** ******* ******** ****/******* ******* to ** **."
  • " ********* *** ***** ************** ** ********* and ***** **** ** ** *********."
  • "**% ********, **** *** ***** ** deploy ** *** ******* ******"
  • "*** **** ** ****** ***** ** certain ***** ********* *** ********, ***** the **** *** ********."
  • " ** ***** *** **** ** ******* nearby, ***** ***** ** ** **** cost *********, *** ** **** *** scattered, ******** ********* ******* *** **** cost ********* ********."
  • "** *** ******, **% *** ********* with *****, *** *** *** ******* are ***** ******** ** ****** ****."

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

** ** ******** ******** ** ****, several ********* ***** **** ******* *********** typically *** ********. ******* ****** *** more ****** ** **** *** ******** fiber ** ***** ** ******* ********* surveillance, ** **** ****** ******:

  • "**% ***** ** *** ******, **** wireless ** **** ********* ******"
  • "***** ************** (** ** **,*** ***********) are ***% ********. *** ****** *** a ***** ******** ***** *** *********** points *** ******** ***** ****** *******. "
  • "***** *** ******** */* ** *** fibre *** * *** ******* ** too *********."
  • "********* * *** **** ****, ******* economic *********, *** ******** ** *** telecom ******* **** **** **** * lot. * ***** *** **** ******* may ** **% *****, **% ********, but ********** ** **** ****."
  • "**'* ***** **** *** **** - fiber ** ********* ***** ********. **** facilities *** *** *** ** **** and *** ****** ********* ******* ***** wireless *****."

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

********: **** **** ** ******* ** ****? DAS? ***? ***? ******* ********** ** not? ***?

*******: * ***** ******** **** ******* ***** storage *** ******* **********. *******, ******* 1/3rd *** ***, ********* * ****** using *****-** *** *** *** *******. Surprisingly, ***** ***** *** **** *******, many *** *** ****** ******* ********** (e.g., ****) ******* ** ****.

**********

*** ******** **** *** *** ****** storage ********** ********** *** **** ** it:

  • "******* ********** ****** ****, *** ** budget **********."
  • "** *** ** ***** ****."
  • "** ********** *** ** ****"
  • "**** ** **********. **** *** ****** a ******."
  • "********** ** ********** *** *********."
  • "********** *** ****** ****** ** ******** more ******* *** ** ******* ** budget ***********."

** *** ********** ****** ** *** tradeoffs: "****** ***** ** ********** *** *** always. ** ****** ******* ** ***** and *** ******* ** *** ****** in ****** ** *** ****** ** the ****'* ****."

** ********** **** *** ****** ***** was *** **** ********, *** *** fact **** **** * ***-******* ********** forego ********** ******* ** ** **** many **** ******* *** ****** **** with ********** **** ** ******** *****.

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

**** *********** ***** ***** ******* ***** storage, ******* ** ** * *** of ***, ** ********* ** *** comments *****:

***

  • "****** *** *** **** ******* ** easier ******** **** *** *******."
  • "*** ******* ** *****."
  • "** **** **** **** *** *** for ********* *** ****** ********** ***** entire ***** ** ***** **** ** POLICE *** **** **** **** **** 60 **** ** ******* ********* *** all *** *******."
  • "*** **** ********** ** **** ***** is * ***** *******."
  • "*** ** * *** ********* *** redundancy ******* *********."

***

  • "******* * ******* ***. **** ******* have ****** ******** ******* ** ***** use ****."
  • "***. *****. ***********. ** ********** *** to ****."
  • "*** **** ******** **********. ***** *** it's ********* *** ***** ***. *** municipality *** * ***** ******* ***** for *** ******** ******* ** *** determined * ******** ******* ******** *** video ***** ** **** **** ********* based ** *** ***** ****** ** retention ********."

* ******** **** ******* ******** ** integrated *******. **** ** ***** ********* direct ******** *******:

***

  • "****** *** ** *** ******. ****** because ** ********'* ****** **** *** is *** **** ********."
  • "********** *** *******, ** ***. ** don't ******* ******* **** * ******* without ****."
  • "*** ***** ** ****** ** *** without **********, *** ** *** ****** to *** *** ******* ** ******* it ** * *** **** **********."
  • "******** *** **** ** ***** **** 5 ******* **********."

*** * ********, *** ******** ********** minority, ******** ***** ******* ***** **** NVR ** **** *** **********:

  • "****** ******* **** *** ****** ******* to *** ***/*** ************ *** ******* by **** ************* *********.
  • "***** ******* **** ***/*** **** ***** are ********* ** * ****** ******."
  • "**** *** ********* ****." (***** ***** deployment)
  • "**** *** **** **** *****. ** storage ******* ******* **** ****** ******** to ********."
  • "*** ********* **** ** *** *** level. ** ******* ** ********* ******* yet. * ***'* ***** **** *** any ***** ** **** *** **** for **** ***** ** ********** ***."

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

********: **** ***** ** ******** ***** **** installing ******* ** ********* ***** ** cameras?

*******:  ** *******, '*****' ** *** biggest ******* *******. *** **** ** finding * ****** ****** ** *****, but *** ******* ******* ** *** source ** **** * ******* *******, which ***** ***** ** ****** ********* power ************ *********.

*** **** ****** ***-***** ******* ***** is ****** ********** *** ******** ******** of ****** ******. *** *** ** high-crime ***** *** ***** ******** ***** put ********* ***** ** **** *** requires ************ **** ******* *** *********** or ******* ********.

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

  • "****, ** *** **** ***** ***** are ***** ** *** ******** ******* rather **** *** ************. **** ***** don't ***** ********** ** ******** ******* without * ***** *****. ***** ****** are ** *** ***** **** ************* cameras, *** **** **** ********* *******. So, ** **** ** ** **** creative ** ******* *** ********** ********* and ***** *******. ** ** *** uncommon ** *** * *** **** and ***** **** *** **** ******** service *********. ** ****** **** **** to ****."
  • "******* ***** **** *** ***** ******* can **** **** ** *** ***** guys ********* **** **** ********* **** to **"
  • " ***** ** *** ************ ** ******* above *** **, *** *** * problem **** *** ******* ***** ** drop *** ***** **** *********** ** each ********."
  • "***** ******* ****** ***** ****** - poles **** *******, **** *** ** UPS. ***'* ****** ***** ****** **** out ** ***."
  • "************ ** ***** ** *** ******* problem. *** **** ****** ******* *** often ******* ** ****-***** ** ** buildings ***** ***** ** *********. ** some ***** ** *** ***** ***** for ****** ******** *******."
  • "****** ****** ***** ** *********** * pre ****** ** ****** **** ********* power ****** *** ** *****. ** the ******** ** ******** ** **** required ** ****** *********** ** ********* power ******** ** *********** *******."
  • "****** ** *** *********/***** **** ** usually * ****** ******* *** **** owner *** *** ****. ** *** light **** ** ****, *** ******* use * *** - ***** **** power ***. ** ***, *** **** a ***** ******. ***** ****** ******** a ***** ********* ***** ** **** high **** ****** - *** *** electrical **********."
  • "******* ** ******* ***** ** *** poles, *** ** ***** ***** ******* power *** *** ** ********, ***** a ***** ******."

***** *****

******* **** **** **** ***** ******* is ******* *****. ****** ****** **** operate ** ***-******* **** ********, ******* need ******** *******-**** *** **** ********** steady ****** ** ******* ****. *** additional *** ********** ********** ******* ** cleaning ** ***** ***** ** * leading *****:

  • "* ****** ***** **** ** **** environments ** ***** *****. ****** ****** tend ** ******** ***** ***** ** certain ***** ****** *********. ** * system ** *** ******* ** ** external ***, ********* ***** ***** ****** to *** ******* ***** *** ********* recording ** * ********** ******."
  • "*** ***** ** * **** ** power ************ *** ** * *** cause *** ******* ******** ** ******* interruption. ********** ** *** *** ** critical *** *********** ******* ***** *** power ****/***** ***. "
  • "******** *********** ** **** ******** *** damages ********* ********* ** ********. ********** a ***, ***** ********* *** ***** protectors ***** *** ** ***** ** ********* installation."
  • "** ******, ** **** ******* ***** that *** ** **** *********, ******* fluctuations *** ******."
  • "*** ******* *** ************ ** *********** lines. ********** ** **** ****** ******* like ******* *** ********." 
  • "****** ***** **** ***** ** *****"
  • "******* **** ** *** **** *** *********** circuit *** **** ** ***** ** outdoor *** ** **** *** ************ equipment."

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

** *** **** ********** ******* ** easy ****, *** ** *** ** downright ***** ** **** ** *** areas ***** **** ************ ** **** useful:

  • "** **** **** ****** "****** **** USA" *** **** ** ***** ** directly ******* *** ***** ** *** middle ** **** *** **** ****. "
  • "*** ** *** ************ ******, ******* and ********* ** *** ** **** to **** ********* ** ******** *** each ******. ********, *** ****** ** required ** ** ******* ** ***** to ****** ******* ********** *** ******* or ******** *********."
  • "*** ******* ***** **** ********** *** cameras *** *** ****** ** *** areas ** **** ********** **** **. People ** ***** ***** **** ** sleep ** ****** ****, ** ******** are ********** ****, *** *** ** not **** **** ** *** ** there ***** ****. ****."
  • "***** ******** ****** ************* *** ** locations ********* ******* ***** *** ******* control ** ***** ** ******. "
  • "******* ******* ***** ****** **** ***** times"
  • "*** ******* ********* ** ****** ** work *****, ****** ***********, ****** ************ and ********** ******."
  • "******* **** ************* ******* ***** ** be ******** *** *** ********* ******* redirected ** ********** ****** ** ******** locations. ******** **** ** **** **** is **** *** ** ***** ** in ******* ******** ******* *********** ** essential. "

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

********: **** **** ** ***** ***** ************ (access *******, *********, ****** ********, ***.) are *******?

*******:  **** ******* *** ***** **** direct ************ ** ****** ******** *** many **** **** ********** *** ** GPS ******* ******** ** ****.  ** general, ***/**** ********* ***** *** ***** spot, *** ****** **** ************ *** sporadic *** **** ** ** *********:

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

******* *** *********** ** *** ***** as ******* *** *********** ** ******** is *** ********* ****** *** **** popular *** ***** ***********:

  • "****** ***** ** *********** **** ******* police *** ******* ***** ** ******* parking ** ****."
  • "****** ******** / ***** ***** **** our **** **** *** ***** ************"
  • "****** ******** ** ****** **** *********."
  • "******** ****** ******** ** * ******* in *** *****."
  • "******* ******* ********* ** ****** ********. Our *********** ** ******* ************** ****** have ***** ***********. (********* ***** ***** have **** ***********.)
  • "****** ****** ******** ***********, *** **** access ******* *** ********* ** ****."
  • "********* *********** **** ****** ******** ** requested, *** ** ****** ****** ********** another ****** *** *** ****** *********** with *****. "

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

************, ***** **** ** ********** ********* where * ****** ** ******* *** coordinate ******** ** **** ***** *********** drives *********** **** ******* ********:

  • "***/*** - ********** *** *** **** city *.*. ******* *********, *************, *** AND ******** *** ********** ******** ********* helpline ******: *** (******* ** *** in **) **** *** ** ******** nearest ********** ********, *********, ***."
  • "*** ****** **** ****** ******. ************* with **** ********* *******."
  • "*** ************ *** ******** **** *** badly *******. **'** ******* ** ****!"
  • " *********** *** ******* ** *********"
  • "*** ******* ** *** ****** ********* in *** *** ******** ** **** common *** ***** *** ******** **** track ** *** ****** ********* ** proximity ** *** **** ******."

***/****

*******, ** ***** ** *** '***** Analytics' *******, ******* ***** ******* ********* are ******* ****** ******* ** **** surveillance:

  • "******* ***** ***********. ****** ******** **** based ** ********* / **** ******* Still **** ******* *** ** **-****** intelligent ******* ** ***** ********* **** in *** ******* **** **********."
  • "*** *** *** *********** *******, ***** ALPR ********** ** * ******** **** and ** *** ****** **** ********* integration."
  • "********* ******* ***** *********** ** *** most ****** *********** *** *** *************. These **** ***** *** ******* ********** the **** *** ******* "*******" ************* for ****** ********. ***** ****** **** first ****** ** ******* ***** ******** as **** ** ******* ******** *********** to **** ***** ****** ** *** area. "
  • "******* ***** ***********, ***** ********* ********* dispatching, *** ***** *******, ***** ******."
  • "******* **** ********** ** **** ** certain ********* ***** ****** *******."

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

** * **** ****** ******, ******* detection ********* *** ******** ** **** ****-** on ******* ** ** ******. *******, performance ** ***** ******* *** ***** at **** *** ** ** *** expect *** *********** ***** ** ************* grow **** ******** **********:

  • "** ********* *** ******* ************ ** integrate **** ***********. ******** *** **** the *******, *** ******** ***** ** able ** **** **** ** ***** vehicles ** **** *** ****** ****** data ***********."
  • "*** **** *********** ** *** ***** now ** *** **** *******, ***** is ******** ** ****."
  • "******* ****** *** **** ** *** integrations ***** *** ** **** **************."
  • "***** ********* *** ********."

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

****** ****, ************ *** ****, **** several ******** ****** **** ********* **** systems ********:

  • " * ***** *** **** ** ************ are '*******' ** *** ***** ************ we *** ** ***** ** *** used (****** ******* *** *********)."
  • "**** *** ************. *** **** ******* is ********* **** ** * *****-************ control **** **** ***** ********, ***. but ***** *** ******* ******** *******."
  • "* ***** *** **** ** ************ are '*******' ** *** ***** ************ we *** ** ***** ** *** used (****** ******* *** *********). ******* were ********** ** **** ** ******* locations ***** ****** *******."
  • "*** ****. ** **** **** ********** to ***** **** ** **** ******* that ****** **** *********"
  • "* **** *** *** *** ***** integration ***** **** ******."

System **********

********: **** ** *** **** ********* / use ** *** **** ************ ******?

*******:  ******* **** ** *** ************ crime *** ***** ** *** ******* system ****, ******* ****** ******* ** events *** ******* ******* ********** **** also ******** *****.

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

*** ***** ******* **** ** **** surveillance ** ** ******* ****** ****** by ********* ********** ** ****** **** may *** ** **** ** ** seen **** ******* *** *********** ********.

  • "**** ********* ** **** ****** *** decreasing ** ******* *******."
  • "******* ***** ********* ** ** ***** illegal ******** *********."
  • "***** ********** *** ******** ********* *** possible ******. **** ******* **** *****-******* such ** ******* **********, ***** ********** and ******* ******* ***."
  • "***** ********** *** *********, ******** ********* for *****"
  • "** ******* ******* ****** ******"
  • "****** ****** (*****, **** *******, ****** disorder)"
  • "** ******* ******* ****** ******."
  • "***** ********* *** *** **** ****."

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

*******, ** **** ***** ********** ** seen ** ******, *** ***** ****** becomes *** ******* ****** ** ********* proof ** ****** *** ***** ******* were ********:

  • "***** ***** *** **** *** **** incident ********."
  • "**** *** ******** ***** *** **** invaluable ** ******* ***** **** ******."
  • "****** ** *** ************* ***** ** events *****. *** **** ********."
  • "#* ** ** ***** ***** ** ********* ********* rules ** ****."
  • "*** **** ******** ** **** ****** for ******* *** ******** ****** ***** while ** **** ***** **** ***** has **** ******** ** ************ *** prosecuting ****** ********* ** *** ******."
  • "******* *** ******** **** ********. ** allows *** *********** ** **** ** eye ** *** ***."
  • "***** ***** *** ****** ******** ** needed."
  • "*** ****** ** (*************) ****** **** as * ******* ********** ****** *** a ******** **** ** ***** ** try *** ****** *** *********. ** has **** * ***** ********** ******** tool *** *** **** ********* ** the ****** ** *** ** ** revealed. "

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

** **** *****, *** ***** **** is *** ******** *** ***********, *** automobile ******** **********. **** ********* ***** that ******* *********** ********* ** ******* was *** *** ***********:

  • "******* *********** (*** *****, *******-*****, *******, etc.)"
  • "********** ** **** **** *** ******* flow"
  • "***** ******* ********* ******* ****."
  • "******* *******, ********* ********"
  • "******* ******* ** ******** ***** *** to ******* ******* ********** ** ******* areas *** ******* *********."
  • "********** ******* **** ** ***** *******, and ********* *********** ** ******** ******* signalling ******* ** *** ******* ****."
  • "**** ****** **** * ******** ****** for ******* **********."

 ****** ***** **********

*******, **** ********* ***** * *** benefit ** ************ ** ******* ** stretch ********** ********* ******* ******* **** effective ********** ** ******** *** ********* response ***** ** ***** *** '*** in *** ***':

  • "** ***** *** ****** ** ******* more ***** **** **** ********."
  • "****** ************ ******* ***** ** * central ********** ******* *********** "******" ********** and *** ****** ******** ** *** ground."
  • "*** ******* *** **** ********* * force ********** *** *** *** *********** agencies."
  • " **** ** *** ** *** ****, provide ********** ************ ** ****'* *********."

Biggest *****

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

*******: **************, ****** *********** *** *** most ******** ****** *****. *******, * variety ** ******* *** *****-******* ******* city ******** **** *** ****** *****. In *******, **** **** ******** *** part ** ****** **************, **** ********* are **** ******** ********. *** *** cities, *** ********* *** *** ******* are ********* ****:

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

*** *********** ** ******* *** ******* user, ** *** * *** ***********, in **** **** ************ *******:

  • "*** ****** **** **. ***** *** dedicated ****** ******** ** *** ****** is ****** **** ** ***** *****."
  • "*** ****** **** **** *** ******. There ** ********* ***** ********** *** cameras ****."
  • "****** *** *** ******. **** **** dedicated ***** ******* *** ****** ********, reporting."
  • "****** ****** **** ********* *****."
  • "*** ****** *** *** ******* *********. Some ******* *** *********, **** ****'*."
  • "****** ***********, ********* ***** ** ******* trained *****."
  • "********* ** ***** * ***** **** in *** **** ******. *** ** or ******** ********** **** ******* *** system. ********** ** ******** ************** *** permitted ** ****** *** ****** *** system. ***** *** ********* *** ********* staffs ** *** ****** *******, *** then ** *** ***** **** ***** cities."

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

** * ****** ******, *** ******* users *** ******* ****/***-********* ********. ***** the ********* ****** ******, **** ************ is ********* * ******* ******** **** multiple ****** ******** *** ******* ** needed:

  • "**** ********* ***********. ** **** *********. Gates *** **** ******* ***** *** up ** ******** *** *** ****, but **** *** ****** ******* **** a ******* ****** **** ** ********."
  • "*** **** ******** ***** (*** ************) monitors ****, *** ***** ** ********** others."
  • "**** ********* ********* ** *** ***** system ** ****** ******. ** ******* cities, ** ***** ********* ** **********. On ***** ****."
  • "******* ***** **********. ***, ***** *** dedicated ***** *** **********, ******* **** paid ** ** **** ***."
  • "**% ** **** *** ****** ********** dedicated *** **********. **% *** **** from ******. **** *** **** ******** are ****** ********** ********* *** ********** to ****** *** ***** ***** ******* to ********."
  • "******** *** ***** **********. ***** ** dedicated *** ** *************** ** ***********."
  • "**** ********* ***********. ** **** *********. Gates *** **** ******* ***** *** up ** ******** *** *** ****, but **** *** ****** ******* **** a ******* ****** **** ** ********."

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

******* *** **** **** ** ********* trained *********, **** ****** *** **** operators.  ******** ** *** ****** ****-****, but **** ********* ******** *** ******** of ******** ** *** ** ******* system *************:

  • "********* ** *** ****, *** ******** of ************* ******* * ******** ******. Others ******* ******* ********* ******* ***** which ******* * **/* ********. ** purely ***** **** ** *** ********* aspect ****** *** **** ********** **** reactive ********."
  • "******* ******** *** ****. ** *** stares ** *** *******."
  • "***** ****'* ********* ***** ********** *******."
  • "** *** ******, **** ****** (*** even ******) **** **** ******* ** use *** ******."
  • "******, **** ********, **** *** *** monitoring **/*"
  • "**** ******* *** *********, **** ****'* *** to ******** ****."
  • "*** ******** ***** *** ****** ********* monitoring *****. *******, ** *** **** how **** ****** *** ******* *** screens ****** **** ******* *** ******** periods ** ****."

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

********: **** ************ ** ******** **** *** the **** ************ ******? *** ** they *** *** *****?

*******:  ** **** *****, ******* ***** from *** *********** ****** *******, ******* grants ** ********** *****, ** * mix ** ****. *******, * ********** number ** ******* ********* ******** *** primary **** *** ******* ****** *****, with *********-******** ********* *** ********** ************ cash ** *** *******: 

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

  • "** ****** *** *****, *** *** enforcement ****** ****** **** *** *********** and ********* *** ****** **** **'* completed."
  • "*** ****** **********. **** *** *** funding **** *** ******** ** ******** Affairs ** *** ******* **********."
  • "****** ************* ***** *** ******* ********** Ministry ** **** *******"
  • "******* ****** ** ****** **********, * am ********* *** **** ******* ***** funds *** * **** ** **** thru *** **** *******."
  • "******** ********(******) **** *** *** ****** and **** *** *** ****** ******** from ***."
  • "******* *** ***********. ******* ******* - seized *****, *******, ***."

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

  • "**** ************ ******* *** ** ****** through ******* ***** ********* ****** ********** grants"
  • "** *** *** ***** **** **** the ************."
  • "******** ** ***** **********, ******* ** from *** ********** ********."
  • "*** ********** *** **** *** ****** have ****** ***** ***********. ***** *** money ***** **** ********* ********* ****** due ** ****** ***** *********** **** been *******. ** ***** ***** ******* money *** ************** *** *** ** making ***** ******** ** *****."
  • "*** ***** ******** ******** ******* (****) was *** **** ******* ******."

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

  • "*** ******** ** *** ******* ***** from ******* ******** **** *** ***** business ** *** ****.  * ***'* know ***** ***********, *** ** *** a ***** ** ********** **** *** local ******** ********* **** ******* *** program, *** *** ******** *** *** been ******* *** ******* *** ** years ** ****."
  • "******* *********. *** ***** ***** **** big ********* ** *********** **** **** to **** ****** ** *** ****** in **** ** * ******** *********. Not *** ********* *** ******* ** access *** ****** ***** ** * strict ******* ** *********."
  • "** *** ***** ********** *** ******* sector ************* ********** **** ** *** purchase ****** **** *** ********** ****** the ****."
  • "*** ********** *** *** * ******* of *** *****, *** *** **** pays *** *** ****. ** ** run ** * ********** **** ** actively ******* ** ****** *** ****** by ******* ********** *** ********* ********** to ***** ** *** *** ********** cameras *** ***** ** ************* *****."
  • "********* *** ***** ** ***** ******* charity, *********** *****, ** **** ******** means."

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

**** ********* ***** **** ******* **** comes **** *** ********** ** *****, often **** ******** ** ****** ******** collected ** *** ***** ******:

  • "**** *** ****, ****-****** **** ******* are **** ***** **** ** ******* road ******* *********** *** **** ********* income **** *****."
  • "***** **** **** ******** ******** *** urban ********/***** ******/***. *** **** ******* fines."
  • "******** ****** *** ***** *** **** to **** ***** ************ *** ***********."
  • "**** ***** **** ******, *** ***** sources ******* ******* **** *** ********* speed ** ******* *****." 

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

********: *** ********* ****** *** **** ************ system *************? **** **** ****** ** good *******? *** ** *** ***?

*******:  *** ******** ** **** ****** are ****** ****** ***********, *** **** cities *** ** **** *** *** buys *** ********* ******** ***********.  *******, this **** *** ****** ********* * good ****** *** ** ************ ****** and *********** ** ***** ***********. 

** *******, *** '*** *******' *** where ******** *********** **** *********** ** outdated *****, ***** ************* *** ******* too **** ******** ** ***** **** language, ** ***** ************ ****** ***** focus ** '***** **************' ****** **** on *********** **** ** ********* ***********.

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

*****, **** ******** *** ***** ********, system ****** ** ***** ********* ** security ***********.  *** *** ****** ********* depends ******** ** ******* *** ********** is * **** ******** ** ***:

  • "**** ************** *** ********* ******* ** consultants. *** ******* ******* ** ******* completed ** *** *********** *** **** passed ****** ** **********. ** **** cases *** ********* ************* ** *** of * ****-******* ** ** **** not ********* *** ******** ******** ** a ********** ******. **** *** ** due ** *** ********** *** ***** current **** *** ********* ** ******-******* television, ********** **-***** ******* *** *** associated ************ **** ********* **** ****** networks *****."
  • "** ** ****** ******* ** * consultant ******* *** *** ******/*****-********** *********."
  • "************** *** ******* ******* ** ***********. For *** **** ****, *********** ********** the ***** *** *** ********* **********. They **** ** ********** **** ** the ***** *********** ******** ** ******* to **** ******* *****."
  • "*** **** **** ************** *** ********* done ** * ********** *** ********. The ****** ************** **** **** ******** consultants *** ********** *** ** ***** for **** *** ***** ********** ** be ******** ** ********* ***********."
  • "*** ************* *** ********* ******* ** consortiums ** ********* ********* *** ********* for ********** ****** *** ******* *****. Unfortunately *** **** ************* ** ***** active *** *** ****** ********** *** implemented ********* ** **."

*** *******

*******, ***** ******** ** * '*** system' *** *** ****** ******* * consultant ******* *** ***. ******, ******* responses ***** *** ******* ** ************-****'* *********, incomplete **** ***********, ** **** **** designers ************* ***** *** **** *****:

  • "***** ***** **** **** *** ** the ******** **********. *********** *** **** for ******** *****. *** ******* ** poor. ** **** ********** *** **** done."
  • "**'* ****** ******* ** ****** ********, who ****** ***'* **** *** **********. They ****** **** ********* **** ****** a, *** ****** *, *** *** it *** ******** ** * *** tender *. ***** ****** **** ** unclear **************."
  • "******** **** ** *** "***** **************" like ****** ** ********* ** * problem *** ****** ************ **** ** provide **-******* ******."
  • "**** ***** *** ****, *** **** are ***** *** ********** ** ******** manufacturers *** **** * **** ************ with *** **********."
  • "*********** ****. ******* *** ********, ********, up-to-date. ********** *** ** ** ******** survey ** *****, **********, **** ********, etc. **** *** *********** **** ******* doesn't **."
  • "************** ********* ** "******** ***********" *** either *********, *** ** **** *********** or ******** ***** **********. ****** *&* consultants. *** ******** *********** *** *&* firms *** *****, ***. *** **** in ******** ***** ** ****** *** right ********* *** ***** *** ********, not ** ****** *** ******** ***********."

**** *******

**********, **** ***** * ************* ****?  Several ********* ********* **** ***** ****, which ********* ********* *****-*********** *** ****-******* spec **********, *** ** ***** *** internal ********** ****** **** *** **** guide (** *** ****) *** ******* and ****** *** ***** *****.

  • "** ***** **********. ***** **** ** has ********* ********** ********* *** ** guides ** ************ ********"
  • "*** ****** ***** ** *** **** pay * ***** ***** (********) ********** to ****** ** *** *** ** to **** *****. **** ** * very ********* ******."
  • "*** ****** ******* *** **** ***** to ********** *** ********** **** *** buying *** *** ** *****."
  • "*** **** **** **** **** ******* by * ********* (********* *** **, police *** ******* ***********) *** **** thoughtful *** *************."
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I'm loving all the applied expertise you're getting from these surveys.

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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!

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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.

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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?

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

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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).

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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
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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.

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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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Thanks for the help.

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