As the world becomes increasingly security conscious, municipalities, institutions and enterprises of all sizes are discovering that there’s safety in sight. Real-time video surveillance systems are proving to be one of the most effective methods of addressing a wide range of security challenges in both the public and the private sectors. These solutions empower first responders to view live, real-time, 24/7 visuals of their communities.
Now, they have immediate access to view commercial districts, neighbourhoods, high-risk areas, crowded public events, dangerous intersections, public transit vehicles, and municipal buildings when they’re not physically on the scene. When a problem is detected, officers are dispatched immediately to the right place the first time, minimizing response time and maximizing safety and effectiveness. Officers can obtain live video feeds which can help them to immediately and appropriately respond to the situation at hand.
VIDEO SURVEILLANCE APPLICATIONS
Crucial applications that can be deployed using wireless network infrastructure:
· Real-time video feeds into patrol cars or fire vehicles to provide mission-critical information to first responders
· Extensive, 24-hour outdoor monitoring of locations ranging from port facilities to airports to supply depots to nuclear power plants
· Electronic visual patrolling of farm and ranch perimeters, extended pipelines and remote or unmanned facilities
· Traffic surveillance solutions ranging from identifying traffic violators to providing early warnings of tie-ups due to accidents or weather
· Ad hoc network surveillance of public venues from sporting events to political conventions to rock concerts
· Comprehensive monitoring of off-the-beaten-path locations on corporate, educational and medical campuses
WIRED VS. WIRELESS
Substantially lower deployment costs are the main reason for the huge cost differential when comparing wired and wireless video networks. A typical scenario often concerns an organization or municipality that already has an existing wired video surveillance network in a main building or location and want to extend their monitoring capabilities to areas beyond the main complex: parking lots, perimeters, mobile units, additional buildings or facilities near and far. The necessity of trenching can create tremendous obstacles in a wide range of video surveillance scenarios, especially those involving long distances.
The fixed video solution provides a complete end-to-end solution which includes fixed video cameras, sensor networks, broadband networks, video management systems (VMS), analytics, storage area networks (SAN) and Physical Security information management (PSIM) systems. The complete solution includes hardware elements, software applications and services that integrate into existing systems.
The mobile video solution provides a complete M2M (Machine to Machine) solution, which encompasses a mobile camera attached to a mobile DVR, the ability to connect through a disparate broadband network.