The Power of HD Video Shown With Detroit Gas Station Shooter

Author: 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.

**** ***** ******* ** ****** **** ** *** ****** ** terrible - ******, *** ** *****, **** ** **** **** out **** ****** ***** *****.

*** ***** **** *** **** ******* ********** ** ******* ** systems, *** *** ****** ** ****** ***. * ******* ** a *** ******* ** ******* *** ******** ******* ***** ***** identified **** ******** *****.

**** ** * **** ******* ** *** ***** ** ****** old **** ******* ** **.

[***************]

Arrest ** ***** *** *****

***** **** *** ******* ******* ******* ***** **** *** ********* clip, **** ***** ******* ****** *** ******* ***** *****:

*******'******** ***** *************** ********* ** *****, ********** ******** ********, *** ********* ******** for ****** *********.

* ******** ** * *** ******* **** *** **** ** Project ***** ***** ******** **** ******* *****, *** *** ** the ****** ** *** ******* ****** *** *** **** ** change *** ******.

******* **** ******** ** ***** ******* ******** ***** ** *** shooter:

****** ****** *** ******* ** *** ***** *** *** **** of ********* *** ***** ** ***** **** ***** ******* ** the ******* ****** *** *** ****** ** **** **** * hours.

**** ** *** ****** ******* ***** ***** ******* *****, **** a ***************** ********* ******** ****.

Project ***** ***** ********

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

  • ****** ************* ********** **** ***** ** *******
  • ******* ****** ****** ** ***** ******* ** ******* ****** **********
  • ******* ******** ******* ** ******** *** ******** ************ ** ******* Green *****

********** *** ******** ************* $**** *** *** ****** ******, *** remote ****** *** *** ******* ****** ********** ** ***** ** part ** *** ************ *******. ******* ****** **** ********* ******** to ******* ** ********* *** ****** *****. * ****** ****-**** monitoring ****** ** *******.

Limited ***********

** *** **** ** **** ******** ***** **** ** ******** listed ** **************** **************, * ****** ****** *** * **** *** **** ** Detroit. ******* *** ********** ** **** **** * **** ***, and **** *** ******* *** ********* ** ********* *** ************* in *** *******.

Enhanced *****

**** ** * **** ******* ** ********* ******* **** *** their ***** ** ****** *** ****** ******* ***** *******. ******* like ***** *** **** ****** *** ******* ** ***** ** Project ***** ***** *********, *** ******* ******** ****** **** ** ROI ** ***** ******.

Good ******** *** ***** ******

******* ***** ***** **** **** ** *** **** ** *** business *****, ******** *** **** *** *** **** ** **** projects *** ****** ******** ** ************. ************ *** *** ******* of ***** ********** ** *** ******* ****** **********, **** *** potential *** ****** ******** ** *********. ******* **** ************ ** customers, *** *****-** *********, **** *** ******** ** ***** ****** than ******* ****** *******.

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

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

Mobile Surveillance Trailers Guide on Jan 17, 2019
Putting cameras in a place for temporary surveillance where power and communications are not readily available can be complicated and expensive....
Access Control Cabling Tutorial on Jan 15, 2019
Access Control is only as reliable as its cables. While this aspect lacks the sexiness of other components, it remains a vital part of every...
The False SCMP Story on Hikvision NYC AI on Jan 14, 2019
In the past week, one of Asia's largest publications, the South China Morning Post (SCMP), posted an article about "Chinese [facial recognition]...
Bad: Dahua Villa Video Doorbell Tested on Jan 11, 2019
Doorbells are one of the hottest segments in the residential market but Dahua's Villa Video Doorbell is the worst we have tested.   We bought and...
Managed Video Services UL 827B Examined on Jan 09, 2019
Historically, UL listings for central stations have been important, with UL 827 having widespread support. However, few central stations have...
H.265 / HEVC Codec Tutorial on Jan 08, 2019
H.265 support improved significantly in 2018, with H.265 camera/VMS compatibility increased compared to only a year ago, and most manufacturers...
2019 Video Surveillance Cameras Overview on Jan 07, 2019
Each year, IPVM summarizes the main advances and changes for video surveillance cameras, based on our industry-leading testing and...
DirectView Aims To Be A Video Surveillance Power Like Tyco on Jan 02, 2019
DirectView is a publicly traded US company that tells IPVM that it has ambitions to be the next ADI, Anixter, or even Tyco. In this note, we share...
Startup Sunflower Labs' Autonomous Drone Security System on Dec 11, 2018
Startup Sunflower Labs is claiming a unique design on a home security system, combining autonomous drones and 'Sunflower' sensors. Imagine an...
Infinova's Xinjiang Business Examined on Dec 07, 2018
As pressure mounts for companies to stop doing business in China’s Xinjiang region amid a severe human rights crisis, IPVM has found Infinova sold...

Most Recent Industry Reports

The IP Camera Lock-In Trend: Meraki and Verkada on Jan 18, 2019
Open systems and interoperability have not only been big buzzwords over the past decade, but they have also become core features of video...
NYPD Refutes False SCMP Hikvision Story on Jan 18, 2019
The NYPD has refuted the SCMP Hikvision story, the Voice of America has reported. On January 11, 2018, the SCMP alleged that the NYPD was using...
Mobile Surveillance Trailers Guide on Jan 17, 2019
Putting cameras in a place for temporary surveillance where power and communications are not readily available can be complicated and expensive....
Exacq Favorability Results 2019 on Jan 17, 2019
Exacq favorability amongst integrators has declined sharply, in new IPVM statistics, compared to 2017 IPVM statistics for Exacq. Now, over 5 since...
Testing Bandwidth Vs. Low Light on Jan 16, 2019
Nighttime bandwidth spikes are a major concern in video surveillance. Many calculate bandwidth as a single 24/7 number, but bit rates vary...
Access Control Records Maintenance Guide on Jan 16, 2019
Weeding out old entries, turning off unused credentials, and updating who carries which credentials is as important as to maintaining security as...
UK Fines Security Firms For Illegal Direct Marketing on Jan 16, 2019
Two UK security firms have paid over $200,000 in fines for illegally making hundreds of thousands of calls to people registered on a government...
Access Control Cabling Tutorial on Jan 15, 2019
Access Control is only as reliable as its cables. While this aspect lacks the sexiness of other components, it remains a vital part of every...
Avigilon Favorability Results 2019 on Jan 15, 2019
Since IPVM's 2017 Avigilon favorability results, the company was acquired by Motorola and has shifted from being an aggressive startup to a more...
Gorilla Technology AI Provider, Raises $15 Million, Profiled on Jan 15, 2019
Gorilla Technology is a Taiwanese video analytics manufacturer that recently announced a $15 million investment from SBI Group, saying this...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact