Big City PSIM Claims Reviewed

Author: Carlton Purvis, Published on Nov 21, 2013

The U.S. has one of the highest crime rates in the world. Within the U.S., Baltimore is one of the worst and its need for security and surveillance is particularly acute. IPVM recently participated in a tour of the city's command center during Secured Cities. In this note, we examine the system and some of the more unrealistic claims made.

System Overview

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