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

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

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

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

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

Comments (22)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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**********, **** **** **** ** ****** ** **** ********** ** industry **********. ***** ** ****** ******* ** ****************, *** **** don't **** ********** ** ********** * ******** ******** ******. * have **** ** ** ****, *** **** ***'* **** ** get *** *******.

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

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

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

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

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