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Big City PSIM Claims Reviewed

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...

By Carlton Purvis - about 8 years ago

Stopping Drug Deals With Video Surveillance

The Chicago Police Department cites video surveillance as one of its main reasons for success against street corner drug operations. In this note, we share details from CPD Commander Elias Voulgaris who spoke at Secured Cities on how it helped.The...

By Carlton Purvis - about 8 years ago

An Inside Look at Hospital Security

Security in hospitals is critical and they spend lots of money on security systems and services (e.g., third largest industry employing security guards). How hospital security works and what issues they face are key concerns. In this interview...

By Carlton Purvis - about 8 years ago

Ridiculous $100K Project / Now Stalled

Update 10/31: When we first published this in July, we broke down how flawed the RFP was. Now, the city is delaying the project as it works through its concerns. Industry professionals often complain about the effectiveness and fairness of...

By Carlton Purvis - about 8 years ago

Bad RFP Leads to Homebrew System

Bad RFPs continue to plague the industry. In the case of one city, a poorly written RFP led to a contract that likely fails to address one of the main problems they were hoping to avoid. In this note, we review the RFP and what this Illinois city...

By Ben Wood - about 8 years ago

IACP Police Show Best and Worst 2013

The IAPC is the nation's biggest law enforcement trade show featuring all kinds of police equipment from cameras to drones to tanks from more than 750 companies. We attended this year's show in Philadelphia, a great place to see what's popular...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Privately Owned Public Camera Network

Grant funding is drying up, but the need for technology is not. Cities are getting creative when it comes to finding new ways to fund surveillance systems. Some are looking at adopt-a-camera programs or leasing systems. But more often, they are...

By Carlton Purvis - over 8 years ago

Retail Surveillance Operator Secrets Revealed

What's it like to be a surveillance operator? What problems do they face? How do they do their job? We interviewed one with extensive experience at major retailers, both in management and operations. Here are some of the key topics and lessons...

By Carlton Purvis - over 8 years ago

What Did a Drug Dealer Use For Surveillance?

The bad guys want video surveillance too. Recently, footage from a violent shootout caught on a Miami drug dealer's surveillance system was played in court. We were curious to know what he used. Given the amount of money and need for security that...

By Carlton Purvis - over 8 years ago

NC City Surveillance Challenges

City surveillance systems can be challenging, even for a small city of one hundred thousand people with just a handful of cameras. In this note, we dig into the problems that Wilmington NC faces and the solutions that it is planning to fix...

By Ben Wood - over 8 years ago

Lancaster City Surveillance Case Study

Most city surveillance systems are owned by local governments and paid for by taxpayer dollars, but shrinking budgets can cause cities to skimp on a system or neglect maintenance. However, one Pennsylvania city has created a citizen-run network of...

By Carlton Purvis - over 8 years ago

Police Performance Massively Improved by Surveillance

A California city police chief used his department to conduct an experiment on the power of surveillance. For a year, officers were fitted with cameras to record every interaction they had with the public. Would the cameras help reduce complaints...

By Carlton Purvis - over 8 years ago

Crappy Cameras Trigger City Surveillance Shutdown

An Australian city has shut off its surveillance system after being ordered to determine how to operate its cameras without violating privacy laws. The order was passed down months after a case brought by one of its residents who argued the city...

By Carlton Purvis - over 8 years ago

Philadelphia SafeCam Pays You To Install Cameras

In a time of declining government funding, one U.S. city is bucking the trend. Believe it or not, they are going to pay up to half the cost of installing new cameras. What's the catch and what's in it for them? We talked to the city and reviewed...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Interview With Law Enforcement On Surveillance

We recently interviewed International Association of Chiefs of Police experts about various issues, uses and best practices for police agencies regarding video surveillance. We touched on topics ranging from storage and codec frustrations to crime...

By Carlton Purvis - over 8 years ago

Police Top Surveillance Pain Point

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...

By Carlton Purvis - over 8 years ago

City Wide Mesh RFP Reviewed

Mesh wireless has a dubious reputation, with many stories of system failures and finger pointing between manufacturers, integrators and end users. A Califonia city is actively looking for a new municipal surveillance system and is requesting a...

By Ben Wood - almost 9 years ago

Cheap City Surveillance Case Study

City surveillance systems often cost huge amounts of money - $10,000 per camera deployed is common. One Pennsylvania city took a different approach spending less than $10,000 for the core network and adding on cameras for just $1,000 each....

By Carlton Purvis - almost 9 years ago

World's Best Alarm System Guarantees?

In the cut-throat intrusion alarms industry, guarantees can make or break deals. Few companies have guarantee policies as bold as ADT, who issue several incredible promises, including $500 reimbursement if a theft occurs and full reimbursement for...

By Brian Rhodes - over 9 years ago

Panoramic MP Cop Cams (Panasonic)

Cop cams seen on TV are usually grainy and shaky with a narrow field of view. While they are helpful in providing evidence and assisting in arrests, these have been significant limitations. Now, Panasonic is offering a new model of body worn...

By Ethan Ace - over 9 years ago

Trend: Sharing Surveillance Video Via YouTube

An important, growing trend is police departments sharing surveillance video via YouTube, vastly increasing the reach and probability that the public can share details that solve cases. In this note, we look at this practice, key issues in making...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Storage Duration for Surveillance 2012

How long should video surveillance be stored? 1 week, 1 month, 1 year? This is a fundamental question for security systems. Store for too short a time and you could lose critical evidence yet record too long and it could waste a huge amount of...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

FBI CCTV Recommendations

The United States FBI provides a CCTV Best Practices guide in a unique form of a TV show episode. In this post, we review the FBI's recommendations, providing feedback and commentary on what is realistic and what can best be done to improve...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Video Alarm Verification Guide

Increasing fines for false alarm dispatches plus police non-response to unverified alarms have made video alarm verification a hot topic in the alarm industry. The hope is that it can eliminate false alarm fines, increase police response and make...

By Ethan Ace - almost 10 years ago

Murder on Video - The Value of PTZs

While many argue for the end of PTZs, a recent murder demonstrates the value of using PTZs versus multimegapixel fixed cameras for monitoring large high crime areas. Inside this note, we show why through a series of real world surveillance video...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

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