Wireless video solutions are transforming the way private corporations, governments and public safety agencies are protecting their company sites, communities, as well as their own personnel.
Wireless technology offers remote monitoring, mobile video and high-speed transmission. By bringing video to more places, these solutions extend the reach of existing personnel. This allows private corporations to better monitor entry/exit points to plant sites, line work areas, high traffic areas, and product loading/unloading areas as well as inventory. Public safety personnel can monitor high crime areas, out of the way locations, high traffic intersections, even special events.
As a result, wireless video systems are helping professionals in private and public entities become even more effective. Private industry is reducing theft, monitoring entry/exit points for unauthorized entry, becoming more efficient, and identifying areas of safety concerns. Public safety professionals are saving lives, reducing crime, and keeping neighborhoods safe.
The Changing Technology of Public Safety
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Capture: Eyes on the Street
The essence of a wireless video solution is speed and mobility. It’s being able to set up an entire solution quickly and efficiently, for any purpose.
The most visible part of a wireless solution consists, of digital cameras connected by a broadband network.
Serving as the “eyes” of a solution, cameras can be deployed in three basic ways:
• Fixed – Cameras temporarily or permanently attached to buildings, traffic fixtures, light poles or similar objects, allowing you to monitor select areas around the clock.
• Mobile – Mounted in or on vehicles such as fire trucks, patrol cars or public transportation such as buses, subway cars or trains.
• Portable – Similar to fixed cameras—though not attached to a fixed object—portable cameras are deployed on tripods and run on solar power or batteries. They’re made to be set up and taken down quickly for emergencies and special events such as parades or big games.
Once captured, an image is transmitted via a wireless broadband network. As neither the cameras nor broadband network are tethered to a wired infrastructure, wireless video solutions can be signifi cantly more cost effective than older, wired CCTV systems. Simplicity makes them flexible and scalable, yet less expensive to plan, deploy, and manage.
Analytics: Automated Intelligence
A large wireless video solution may include hundreds of cameras, each streaming video and all monitored by just a few people. How do they keep up?
The latest video solutions include sophisticated analytics software that can methodically monitor an area and alert personnel on the street or in a control center to potential problems.
Video analytics can reside at the camera, in a vehicle or at the command center. They look for common things that a human might miss. Maybe it’s motion in an area where there shouldn’t be any, or several people suddenly gathering in a suspicious manner. Based on predefined parameters, analytics can detect:
• Perimeter violations
• Excessive crowd buildups
• Unattended baggage
• Traffic accidents
• Stolen vehicles
• Other potentially dangerous or disruptive situations.
In effect, video analytics act as a force multiplier, allowing a few trained staff to manage hundreds of cameras, making them more effective and accurate in the process.
Ease of Installation
A wireless video system can typically be setup in days, as opposed to weeks, months or longer for systems requiring in-ground cable or fiber. You not only save time, but eliminate the cost of tearing up and replacing streets, floors or other infrastructure to lay cable
Share: Information where it’s needed the most
In public safety, receiving vital information a few seconds sooner can be the difference between a safe or deadly outcome. Collaboration, whether interdepartmental or multi-agency, is often the key. To enhance this collaboration, Motorola’s video sharing applications not only work hand in glove with a variety of wireless broadband networks, but they provide video interoperability between disparate systems such as analog closed-circuit television (CCTV), IP based H.264, IP based MPEG4, and other digital formats.
Manage & Store: The efficient back office
Modern digital video solutions can directly link cameras from disparate systems such as schools, banks or malls to public safety video networks. This allows you to leverage and expand upon existing camera networks, and bring all feeds into one cohesive and manageable view.
Searching digital video is easier and faster as well. Instead of sorting through hundreds, perhaps thousands of videotapes, you can locate and access specific footage with just a few keystrokes. Digital footage is also time- and date-coded, enabling quick retrieval for investigation, prosecution and training.
Management efficiency can be further improved by “tagging” digital video. Pre-specified meta-data tags identify things such as shapes, colors, or the number of people in view, making it easy to search for specific data after the fact. You can search for events that may not have triggered an alarm, but turn out to be of interest later. For example, locating footage of all blue cars that drove down a city block between 1:00 and 2:00 am last Tuesday