The Power of HD Video Shown With Detroit Gas Station Shooter

By: Brian Karas, Published on Mar 23, 2016

CCTV video quality is widely seen by the public as terrible - grainy, out of focus, hard to make more out than moving fuzzy blobs.  

The Motor City has been pushing businesses to install HD systems, and the effort is paying off. A shooter at a gas station in Detroit was arrested quickly after being identified from security video.

This is a good example of the power of moving old CCTV systems to HD.

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Comments (13)

Here's another video which includes a few seconds prior to the action. Notice as the car pulls in there is smearing:

Interestingly, your second clip here seems have been captured via the analog hole method.

Anyone want to hazard a guess at the actual resolution of the first clip? IMHO, there's no way it's just HD. Maybe 4MP or more?

This does look like a cellphone recording, which is odd because the actual video of this portion was also on the web in several places, including this page.

So I wonder what the specs are for the equipment. Can the owner choose his own integrator as long as it meets spec or is there a single source supplier/integrator with a really sweet deal?

From what I understand after speaking with a couple people, yes, you can use your own equipment provided that it can be easily accessed by DPD. They're not mandating specific brands or integrators.

New Orleans did this years ago with ProjectNOLA

"Participants get the benefit of video monitoring by the Detroit Police Department, with the potential for faster response to incidents."

WIth only 13 participants to date, it isn't too much of a concern right now, but how can this scale to accommodate more participants without some type of analytics in place to alert the police monitoring the Project Green Light locations?

Looks like there is even talk of this being mandatory:

http://www.dailydetroit.com/2016/09/08/detroits-surveillance-program-expands-partners-comcast/

Since we have gotten our green light, the crime has been down like crazy at my stations. My employees are safe, my customers are safe,” said Mo Rustam, owner of the Valero station on McNichols and Telegraph. “$140 a month is not a lot. It is really important to me is my customers and my employees … You’ll wake up in the morning and you’ll have no calls that something happened at your place. I hope everyone gets it going.”

FTR, I'm calling BS here.

Down like crazy? Because of the deterrent value alone? Did they not have at least a cheapo system before?

Or is the crime way down because the cops were able to arrest people after they did something at the station, which deterred them from robbing only that station in the future?

Remember Mo Rustam and his comment about 'crime being down like crazy' at his stations?

Well, now Mo's tune has changed: “But right now, to me, it's just like a blinking green light. It don't mean s---. It's not protecting nobody.”

Woman was arrested within 2 hours, according to police:

It doesn't get better than Motorola in marketing

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