Police Top Surveillance Pain Point

Author: Carlton Purvis, Published on Apr 28, 2013

We recently interviewed surveillance experts from the International Association of Chiefs of Police about various issues, uses, and best practices for police agencies regarding video surveillance. Interestingly, one point that the group frequently returned to was the difficulty of compiling and accessing video from different systems. Though we will recap the entire discussion in a future post, in this note we highlight what they said was their biggest problem when it comes to video surveillance.

Too Much Media, Too Many Codecs

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“** ********** *** ******** ***** * *** ** *** *********** agencies **** * ********* ******* ** *** *** ****, ******* systems *** ******* ***** ** *********. **** ******, ******* ** or ***, *** ***** ***** *** *****. **** ****** *** using **** ******. **** ****** *** ***** *** **** ** another ** ***** *****. **** ****** *** ***** * ****** where **** **** ** ** ** ********** **** *** **** ****************** ****** ****. ** ** *** *********** ***** ** ** something ... **** **** ** ******, *** **** ** ** prepared ** ******** ***** **** *** ** ******** ** ********* forms. **** ** * *** *********.”

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Public-Private ************

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Sharing ************ **** *** ******

*** **** ** *** *******, *** *** ********,******* ************ **** *** ******.

Universal **** *******?

*** ******* ** ***** **** ******* ** *** *********** ** universal **** *******. ***** *** ************ **** '**********' *********** ****** and ********* ** ********* ******** *************. ***** *** *** **** of **** *** *** *** (** ***) ** **** **** in *** **** **** **** *** ** *** ******* ** recorders ******** **** ***** (*** *** ** ***** ***** ** the *****).

************* *** *** ******, ** ** *** *** *** *************** technical ** ****** ********* **** ***** ******** ******* ****. ****** with ***********, **** **** ** ***** ** *** ********.

Comments (22)

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** ***'*. *** ** * ****. ***** ***, ** **** analog *** ** * ********** *** ****** *** **** *** burn ** *** *** ** **** ****, **** ***** ** again ** *** **** ****. **** ******* * **** ** the ***.

** **** *****, * ***** ***** ** ** **** ********* but **'** ******* ** **** **** **. ** ******* *********** systems, ** ************ ***** ************* ** *********** *** ******* ** "author" **** ******** ** ** ******** ******. ***, **********, *** do ****. *** *****, ************, ******** ********* ********.

******, *** ***** ** ******? * ***'* ***** **** ****** departments ** *********** ***** ** ******* (** ******* *******) ** pay *** ********.

***, ****'* *** ***** ******. ****/**** ****** *** ******* ****** to * ****-********* ****** **** ***** ****** **** ** *** PC ******* *** **** ** ******* ******** **** ** ****** playback ** ******** ******* **************.

** ***** ** **** *** **** ******** ****** ***** ****.

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****, ***** ********. ***** ***!

***, ** *******, ** ***** ***** ****** *** ******* *** integrator *** *** *** **** ********* ** ******* *** ***** to ** ********. * ********* ***'* ****** *** *********** ** pay. ****, ** * ****** ** * **** ****** ********, often *********** **** ** ** *** *** **** **** (*.*., "we're ******* *** ******** ***** * *** ***").

**'* * ***** *********, *** *** ***** ********* *******, **** have ** ******* ******. **** ** *** ***** **** ********* start **** ****, "*** ***** ** *** ***** **** *** buttons ** **" *** **** ***'** ** *** * * hour **** **** ** ****** **** ****. * *** **** a ***** **** ****** ****, * **** *****. * ****** retrieve ***** **** * ****, ** ******, ** *** ****. It *** *** *** **** ****** ******** ** *** * couple ** *****. ** *** *** ** ** ******* **** helped ** *** ******. * *****, ** * ************, ** can **** ***** * *** **** *** *********.

**** ** * ********** ********* *** ** *********** **** *******. Companies **** *** ******** **** ***** ********** ********* *** ***, HDMI, *** ***. *** ******* ** **** ** ** *.*** encoder/recorder **** ******* ** ***-* **** *** ********. *** ***** normalize **** ***** ** *.*** ******** **** ******* ******* ***** this. ** *** **** * *** ******* *** ***** **** a ****** ** ******* ** ** ***. *** ***** **** this ** * ****** *** ** ******* ********** ** *** format.

** ****, ** *** **** ******** *** ******* ** *** location, *** ** ***********, *** *** **** *** *********** **** KVM ********** ** *********** *** ** ***** ***** **** *** monitor ** * **** ** ******** ** *** ****. *** can *** *** ******* ** *** ***** ***** **** *** record *** ****** *** ****. *** **** *** *** *** control *** ** *** ******* ** ** **** *** *** one. **** ** * ******** **** **** ** *****.

********** ********* *** ** *** ** *** ****** ********.

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****, ***** ***** * *** *** *****. *** ******* *** attach ** *** *** ****** **** *** *********** ***** ***** the ******'* ***/*** ***. **** *** ***** **** *** ***** using *** *** ** *** "******", ** **** **** *** encoder. *** ******* ***** ******* *** ****** ** * *.*** standard ******* ******* **** ****** ***/** ***** ** ** ** H.264 **** ** *** ********** ** **** ******* ******* . The *.*** **** ** ****** ***** ** ****** ** *** player **** ** ***, ***, *********, ** ********. **** *** be **** **** *** ***** *********** ******, **** **** **** closed ********. ** **** ** *** **** ***, ***. ** is **** ** *******, *** ** *** *** ****** ********** of ******** *** ** ***. ****** ** ** **** ****, android, ******.

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*** ******* ***** **** ** ***, ****, ***, ****, ***. Any ***** ****** **** * ***, *** ** *** ***** output ** * ******* ****. ** ***** **** * *** receiver ** ****** ****, **** *** ********. ** ***** **** a **** ******* **** *** ***** ****** ** ***, **** or *** ** *** ***** ***** ** **** ******. ** would **** * ******* ********* *** ******** ********* ** *****. It ***** **** * ****** ** ****** ******* *** *******. And ** ***** **** * *** *** ***** **** *** storage. ****** *** ******** ****.

** ******* ***** **** **** **** ** **** *** ****** VMS/NVR/DVR, **** *** *** ***** ** *** ******* ****, *** record ** ** ******** * ****** ** *** ***** ** the ***. *** ******** ***** *** * ******* ******* ********* indicating ****, **** *** ******** ***** **** ***. ***, *** are ******* ** *** ********** ** *** *******, *** ** is ****** **** ****** ** ***** ****** *** *** ** court, ***. ** *** ***** ** ******* ** ******** ******, then *** ***'* **** **** ******.

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*** **** ***** ********* **** **** ** *****? **** ** wrong **** **** ****?

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******* ** **** *** *********** *********** **** ** **** ***** needs ***** ** ***** ** ***** ****** ***** **********.

* ******** ****** ******'* **** *** ******** ******** ** *** long ***.

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** ** ***** * ***** **** *** ***** ********* *** capabilities ** ********** **** ************* *****, **** ** *** ******* a ************, **** ****** ***** ***** ** *************** ****** *** them ** **********.

** *****, ** ****** **** **** ********* ** *** ***/**** products *** **** ********* ******** **** **** **********, ** ***** be ******** *********. **** **** ** ***** ** $ ***** and *********** **** ******.

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*** ******** ***** ** *** * ****** ************ ** ******* a ******* ****, ***** * '***** ** ********' **** **** manufactures *** ***** *****, *** ******* ** ****** *** ******. Eventually, **** ***** **** ** ******.

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