City Surveillance

NYPD Sent Video Teams To Record Occupy And BLM Protests Over 400 Times, Documents Reveal

New York City Police Department documents obtained by The Verge show that police camera teams were deployed to hundreds of Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street protests from 2011–2013 and 2016. Originally acquired through a Freedom of Information Law request by New York attorney David Thompson of Stecklow, Cohen & Thompson, the records are job reports from the NYPD’s Technical Assistance Response Unit (TARU) that document over 400 instances in which the unit’s video team attended, and sometimes filmed, demonstrations. More important than the records the NYPD turned over, however, are those that it claims it cannot find: namely, any documents demonstrating that legal reviews and authorizations of these surveillance operations took place.

Chattanooga PD Chooses Total Recall Corporation To Provide Citywide Safety Solution

Total Recall Corporation, a Convergint Technologies Company, has been chosen to work with the City of Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Police Department to make their city a safer place. Total Recall will provide them with a citywide safety solution that includes 15 of its outdoor CrimeEye-RD-2™ rapid deployment portable video systems, the latest in its CrimeEye line of digital video solutions. The Chattanooga Police Department (CPD) has begun installing CrimeEye-RD-2 video units on 15 power poles throughout Chattanooga. The CrimeEye-RD-2 uses Axis Communications dome network cameras – managed by Genetec Omnicast™, an IP video management system—to stream HD-quality video.

Total Recall Releases New Crimeeye-Rd-2 Unit

Total Recall Corporation, a Convergint Technologies Company, has released the CrimeEye-RD-2 rapid deployment portable video surveillance system, the latest in its CrimeEye® line of digital video surveillance solutions. The unique features of the CrimeEye-RD-2 make it a perfect video surveillance solution for marathons, parades, street fairs, concerts, or any other temporary security deployment.

Atlanta Invests $350,000 In Operation Shield Video Surveillance Program

Mayor Kasim Reed announced that the City of Atlanta has invested more than $350,000 in technology enhancements to the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) platform at the Operation Shield Video Integration Center (VIC), funded through the Renew Atlanta infrastructure bond program. Currently, the VIC integrates approximately 7,500 publicly and privately owned cameras which significantly increase the Atlanta Police Department’s coverage and situational awareness of the city streets, using state-of-the-art analytical software.

Security Camera Registration Program Launched in Beaverton (Ore.)

Police in Beaverton (Ore.) have launched a security camera registration initiative here in an effort to fight crime, including acts of terrorism. “Surveillance video is huge,” Beaverton Police Officer Jeremy Shaw told KATU News about the potential for surveillance video to help solve crimes and find suspects. “I mean it puts those people at that […]

Capacity For Storage Fast Becoming Vital Component Of Smart City Infrastructure

Automated road traffic management systems, surveillance systems and storage for the vast amount of data being generated will make up a core part of the future smart city infrastructure. Much of this information is sensitive so the storage technology used needs to be the best available. Understanding how storage works and how end users can access it is now the focus for storage companies as they look to facilitate the adoption of cloud-based data centers. As smart cities grow, video surveillance is set to become a key target for storage companies over the next few years and as the cost of network video surveillance cameras drops below $100 so the cost of implementation will fall. As a result, the most difficult task for storage companies is ensuring the cost of storage or cost per gigabyte falls in-line with this while maintaining high standards of performance, compliance and security over those data management and storage systems.

New ME4 Series IP-Cameras From March Networks

Capturing video in bright sunlight or near darkness? Our new ME4 Series IP Cameras are up to the challenge. These high-performance network cameras deliver 4MP resolution, plus advanced features including High Dynamic Range for optimal image quality even in the most challenging lighting conditions. Choose from box, dome and bullet models.

Milestone Systems Ranked #1 Global VMS Provider In 2016 By IHS

Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), has retained the global position of number one VMS vendor by company revenue in market research from business intelligence provider IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS). This is the ninth time for Milestone Systems to achieve top ranking. “Milestone has continued to grow at a […]

BCDVideo, Avaya Simplify Networking For Video Surveillance With Titan Switches

BCDVideo and Avaya have partnered together to create Titan Networking. This new line of video surveillance switches will be powered by Avaya’s network operating system software (NOS) Avaya Fabric Connect. BCDVideo is the first system integrator to adopt Avaya NOS software for private label distribution. “Until this point, the only option available to the video […]