City Wide Monitoring by Police of Private Cameras

Author: John Honovich, Published on May 01, 2009

The City of Atherton in California is now running a fairly sophisticated operation whereby the police remotely monitor IP video surveillance. The article provides a significant amount of details including operational setup and charges ($300 sign-up fee, plus $269 per camera and an annual service fee of $50 per camera).

A major, basically unsolvable flaw, I see is interoperability. If you have an existing DVR or 3rd party system, it requires encoders for the video to work with the city's system (run by Milestone software).

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