ISS urban surveillance solutions incorporate a myriad of intelligent technologies that envelop a city within a “safety blanket”. To function properly and deliver value, ISS solutions are highly scalable and extensible. Cities, municipalities, and counties require a system that can grow with the needs of its law enforcement and emergency personnel management. As such, the system deployed today needs to be future-proof for long term ROI. Camera counts will likely grow, new functionalities may be needed, and most importantly, the system must evolve to meet new threats and security requirements as they are realized. Most importantly, the system must be proactive and assist in preventing incidents, rather than only providing post-incident forensics.
Utilizing enterprise level video management and the advanced ISS suite of video analytics is a key component. Equally critical are several of the key features in SecurOS Premium and Enterprise, including scripting, which allows customization of alarms and responses at a programmatic level. New features can often be added to the system simply by enabling new scripts to handle complex alarm management. As an example, using multi-zone motion detection, with specific user-defined commands in custom scripts, new functionalities such as dynamic alarms or advanced video motion detection (VMD) can be rapidly programmed and utilized. Another feature of the system of critical value is the advanced User Rights Management in ISS SecurOS platforms, allowing varying permission levels for every camera or sensor on the system on a per-user or per-group basis. This allows multiple security personnel with different use needs, as well as multiple agencies, to share and act on data specific to their needs, allowing for personnel to focus on specific visualization needs, rather than be overwhelmed with possibly non-relevant data.
Tying the entire security topography into a cohesive situational awareness visualization is the SecurOS Monitoring and Control Center (MCC), which aggregates geographically diverse sites into a centralized and integrated command and control infrastructure. The MCC central management stations can receive, display, record video and manage events as well as all video analytics modules and externally integrated systems.
Safe City Solutions – The scalable system topology generates ready immediate value for the solution – new functionalities and capabilities can generally be added with minimal software management. The system can grow organically – from a few cameras in a specific region or zone to thousands of cameras on multiple networks in a unified security solution. Multiple municipal and law enforcement departments can share the same system, which translates into economies of scale. In addition, SecurOS solutions easily integrate with other systems, such as burglar and fire alarms, Building Management Systems (BMS) and biometrics, which further enhances the security process.
Video analytics, including License Plate Recognition (LPR) and Facial Recognition, automates and improves the security process. Known suspects can be spotted when they enter areas like subways or municipal buildings, so that law enforcement can be alerted. Highly intelligent LPR allows authorities to track a suspicious vehicle in real time. Objects left behind can be detected so that potential incidents can be averted. For citizens this all translates into improved quality of life through real security measures.
The ISS approach to urban surveillance is proven in major urban areas around the world and helps make cities and municipalities safer as well as improve the overall quality of life.