Security Innovation Awards Gold Medal: Taino Towers security project showcases collaborative success

Crime moves out of Harlem low-income housing complex with high-tech video surveillance solution

The apartment was immediately identified and the family members were promptly arrested and evicted. While the dozens of existing analog cameras atop each roof were unable to properly capture the incident, six of the IP cameras were able to clearly capture it.


Taking It to the Streets

The two initial phases of the project are complete, but the success of the system has led to the planning of an additional phase. The facial recognition system from SafeRise and the Axis camera network is currently being deployed to all the buildings. Phase 3 will take the project to the street level to capture more activity in the surrounding area by deploying an additional 300 Axis IP cameras in 2013-2014.