ISC West 2011 Video Mesh Surveillance Case Studies

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Presentation of Ksenia Coffman of Firetide on the panel: Muni Surveillance - Wireless Infrastructure

Text of ISC West 2011 Video Mesh Surveillance Case Studies

  • 1. Municipal WirelessSurveillance at WorkKsenia CoffmanFiretideApril 2011

2. ObjectivesSandy UT: How to design, deploy and run a successfuloutdoor video surveillance systemDallas PD: Results and outcomes of a city videosurveillance program 3. Sandy, UtahCommunity of 95,000 peopleAdjacent to Salt Lake City140 employees in Sandy PD 4. Why WirelessChallenging terrainCost considerationsSpeed of deploymentFlexibility of placement 5. Fixed Wireless InfrastructurePoint-to-point radioMesh radioHead nodeEdge node 6. Portable Video Mesh SolutionRapid deploymentBattery poweredStand alone or meshed AgileMesh units with integrated mesh nodes 7. Mobile Command CenterCDMASatelliteWirelessmesh 8. Access to Video in Police Cruisers CDMA aircard-enabled laptops provide access to videoUrban Fishery park: camera view & laptop view 9. Deployment ConsiderationsAvailable infrastructureCoverage areaLine of sightTerrainThroughputFuture expansion 10. Site Survey Review proposed locations Feasibility walk- through Detailed site survey 11. Network Design Jordan Commons office buildingCity Hall 12. Anticipate Deployment ChallengesTopographyWeatherPower &grounding 13. Design With Flexibility in Mind Node placement and antenna selection are critical 14. Prepare for a Variety of ConditionsAnticipate line-of-sight, power, grounding issues 15. Dallas City SurveillanceWhere the system is todayResults 16. City of DallasGoalsImproved quality of lifeUrban revitalizationBetter deterrence, detection, & investigationReduction of operating costsChallengesDHS listed Dallas among top 10 cities to betargeted by terroristsPolice department staffing and budget limitsPotential disruption to infrastructure, traffic 17. Where City of Dallas Installation is Today 152 cameras Largest all-wireless city surveillance system in the U.S. Additional cameras to be incorporated in 2011 165 mesh nodes 8 monitoring stations New Mobile Command Center (2009) New Monitoring Center in City Hall (2010) 18. High-resolution, Real-time VideoPicture of LCD monitor in Dallas PD Camera Unit: real-time zoom onto a license plate 19. Handling Challenging ConditionsUrban canyonRepeater node 20. Results200820092010Calls Involving Cameras 4,388 6,259 7,422Arrests Made1,142 1,536 2,138Offenses Recorded249 285 389Events Monitored70 253 176Evidence DVDs Created 597039 21. Impact on CrimeNon-ViolentViolent Crime Total Crime CrimeDowntown Dallas Down 35% Down 35% Down 35%Uptown Dallas Down 31% Down 37% Down 37%Jubilee Park Neighborhood Down 52% Down 60% Down 59% 22. Lessons LearnedOperationPrioritize locations via threat assessment,crime statsChoose the right partnersLeverage relationships within theorganizationHave realistic expectationsTechnologyAlways perform a site survey!Make sure your network can scaleLeverage existing infrastructure 23. Thank You!Ksenia Coffman, Firetidekcoffman@firetide.comTwitter: @KseniaCoffman, @FiretideFiretide booth # 24083 23