Kansas City, Missouri. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Nashville Metropolitan Government. And Hennepin County, Minnesota. Four different government agencies that vary in size, physical characteristics, geography, history and culture. But the security directors responsible for securing these municipalities are finding common ground in their unique needs and challenges, which include funding, meeting demanding constituent needs and having the right technology.
Throughout Orlando and Orange County, Florida, video cameras help law enforcement ensure safer streets and more livable neighborhoods. Implementation of the area’s IP-based video surveillance system began about two years ago, starting small with approximately 17 cameras in the first phase. Since then, the number of cameras has grown to 150 active cameras in a regional video system covering the city of Orlando and Orange County. Keeping in step with technology and municipal security needs, the cameras in use have migrated toward higher-resolution models.
For the last four years, Axis Communications Inc., Chelmsford, Mass., has hosted the members of its A&E program at an annual technology summit. This year, the Axis A&E Technology Summit 2011 begin at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Fla., and then took to the high seas, as attendees enjoyed a three-day cruise to the Bahamas aboard the Royal Caribbean’s Monarch of the Seas vessel.
Facial recognition and video based biometrics continue to be a hot topic with security professionals. While shows like CSI, Law & Order and 24 make it seem that technologies exist that can pick a terrorist out of a crowd in Times Square or spot a criminal the moment he steps foot on the street, the reality is that we're not quite there...yet.
Cameras in the OnSIP™ IP camera series from Speco Technologies allows you to see color in close to dark situations. Technology in the cameras allow you to amplify existing light such as the moon, stars, vending machine light, exit signs and more in order to view dark scenarios.
Whether it’s a church door, an entrance into a high-tech Internet company or admission to a local police station, enterprise security leaders often view the application of access control technology one door at a time.