city surveillance

What Happens In Vegas Does NOT Always Stay In Vegas With New Recording Street Lights

Wireless street lights can play music, video, interact with pedestrians and have ‘Homeland Security’ applications like video surveillance monitors Las Vegas r esidents worry that the lights are an invasion of privacy – ‘Who’s protecting our rights? Some cities in the UK and Holland have street lights that reprimand pedestrians for minor offenses like littering By Mail Online Reporter PUBLISHED: 12:31 EST, 10 November 2013 | UPDATED: 13:34 EST, 10 November 2013 Las Vegas is currently installing Intellistreet lights to their well-lit city. But Intellistreets are not just any street-lighting system. The wireless, LED lighting, computer-operated lights are not only capable of illuminating streets, they can also play music, interact with pedestrians and are equipped with video screens, which can display police alerts, weather alerts and traffic information. The high tech lights can also stream live video of activity in the surrounding area. But there’s one major concern.These new street lights, being rolled out with the aid of government funding, are also capable of recording video and audio. Neil Rohleder with the Public Works Department told NBC News 3 in Las Vegas that the main reason for installing the new lighting system is not to record anyone or anything. ‘We want to develop more than just the street lighting component,’ Rohleder said . ‘We want to develop an experience for the people who come downtown.’ But some residents worry that the lights, which are currently being tested in and around Las Vegas City Hall, are an invasion of privacy. […]

Dutch Calypso Housing Project Relies On IQinVision Megapixel Technology

IQinVision, market leader in high-performance HD megapixel IP-cameras, today announced that the Calypso mixed-use housing development in the Netherlands has installed an IP video surveillance solution featuring IQinVision HD megapixel cameras. Xserius is the value-added distribution company for this project, and installation was completed by Xserius’ partner, Spindler. Calypso is a new apartment building complex, […]

NEC Argentina To Provide Urban Surveillance Solution For The Province Of Santa Fe

09/10/2013 | 02:10am US/Eastern Recommend: *** For immediate use September 10, 2013 Argentina, September 10, 2013 – NEC Argentina (NEC), a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, has been selected by the government of Santa Fe Province to provide, install and operate an urban surveillance system for the cities and metropolitan areas of Santa Fe and Rosario. The contract is worth more than 10 million US dollars, including command and control centers, 600 cameras and a multi service data network. “NEC Corporation and Global View, a fully owned NEC subsidiary based in Argentina, have established a leading position in the provision of urban surveillance in Argentina,” said Carlos Martinangeli, general manager, NEC Argentina. “This new contract enables NEC to expand its contributions to safer cities with its advanced technologies in the security area.” Main features of the video surveillance solution include the following: Security cameras – 600 cameras deployed in 254 monitoring points within the cities of Santa Fe and Rosario. Cameras include 240 PTZ Dome-type and 360 fixed cameras. 40 of the cameras feature HD technology. Urban Safety Center – Video data is integrated into an Urban Safety Center located in each city featuring video walls, and over 70 monitoring stations. Network as a service – A 200km multi service data network deployed, including optical fiber and wireless systems. Santa Fe City´s Metropolitan Backbone expansion- Provision and construction of a 70km fiber optic cable, integrating over 50 public facilities into the government network. Infrastructure – Provision of a […]

Security Cameras Go Up In Clarenville

Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada: The Town of Clarenville has installed surveillance cameras to stop illegal dumping and vandalism of public places, and Bonavista is considering doing the same. Clarenville recently bought two security cameras for what chief administrative officer Bob Hiscock estimates to be about $300 each, and they plan to buy a third. […]