Since its incorporation in 1984, the city of Moreno Valley has been among California’s fastest growing cities, due in part to impressive quality-of-life amenities. However, fiscal cutbacks created significant hurdles for the city to overcome, in terms of enhancing police force effectiveness and responsiveness.

In response, the Moreno Valley Police Department (MVPD) decided to put in place a high-tech, citywide video camera system. There were a few challenges they knew they faced, though:

  • The technical complexity of capturing high-definition video from all angles, requiring camera clusters
  • The line-of-sight and signal interference issues caused by the hilly terrain
  • The need to avoid interference with air operations at the local military base
  • The desire to allow multiple users, including citizens, to access the video
  • The need to integrate with existing and future systems of other departments


After thoroughly evaluating proposals from potential solution vendors, Moreno Valley selected Hitachi to realize its substantial safety goals and build an innovative, effective and very popular video ecosystem. The solution leverages the Hitachi Video Management Platform (VMP) and uses Hitachi Visualization Platform (HVP) edge-capture devices and Hitachi Visualization Suite (HVS) software. Moreno Valley now delivers better traffic flow through city intersections, faster and more accurate emergency response, and greater situational awareness at the scene.

“We have become a safer and smarter city through the use of Hitachi Visualization,” said Steve Hargis, the technology services division manager for the City of Moreno Valley.

Read the full case study to get the details on the innovative technology implementation and find out how the City of Moreno Valley has been able to fully take advantage of the benefits of video.