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  • More on UTSA’s Wireless Camera System

    By PublicSafetyWatch blog - Monday June 22, 2009
    Last month we posted an update on how a new wireless mesh surveillance system at UT San Antonio is helping campus police beat crime and manage security. Recently, reporters at San Antonio’s KENS 5 Eyewitness news visited UTSA to hear more about the...
  • One More Redundancy

    By PublicSafetyWatch blog - Thursday June 18, 2009
    We recently talked to Mark Nelson, ADT’s manager of business development, about redundancy when it comes to mass communications systems .  He recommended sirens, computer-based text systems, outdoor voice speaker arrays and LED signage all used in...
  • Surveillance cameras play an important role in port security

    By PublicSafetyWatch blog - Friday June 12, 2009
    An increasing number of the nation’s largest seaports are adding video surveillance to protect precious cargo, monitor access and deter thieves. The San Francisco-area Port of Richmond has installed a security system that has already made a positive...
  • Parking Lot Security

    By PublicSafetyWatch blog - Wednesday June 10, 2009
      When you park your car in a municipal or campus lot or garage, you assume that your vehicle and its contents will be safe.  But, are you really aware of the lot’s security procedures?  Here are a few items to be aware of: -  Hide or...
  • Better City Management with Security Cameras

    By PublicSafetyWatch blog - Friday June 5, 2009
      We are seeing more and more cities installing cameras to increase security and cut down on crime. As we have discussed, wireless technologies are making it easier to put up camera systems in remote areas where wired systems would be very costly...
  • Poll Results on Arming Students

    By PublicSafetyWatch blog - Wednesday June 3, 2009
    There is not much that starts a spirited debate faster than talking about guns on college and university campuses.  Currently only Utah allows students and faculty over 21 to carry a concealed weapon on all public colleges and universities. Other...
  • UT San Antonio Goes Wireless

    By PublicSafetyWatch blog - Friday May 29, 2009
    Cities and campuses across the country are turning to wireless mesh networks to transmit video surveillance data – often from places where a wired system might be very expensive or even impossible to install. The University of Texas at San Antonio is...
  • Is Campus Security Making the Grade?

    By PublicSafetyWatch blog - Wednesday May 27, 2009
    Is Campus Security Making the Grade? Midterms and finals may be coming to an end for students this year, but it’s time for test prep of a different kind for schools around the country. Before kids return in the fall for a new school year, it’s time...
  • Redundancy in an Emergency

    By PublicSafetyWatch blog - Tuesday May 19, 2009
    Emergency sirens begin to blare from atop poles scattered across a city or a university campus.  No doubt there is an emergency.  But is it an approaching tornado?  A flash flood?  A toxic chemical spill?   A terrorist attack?  It may be one of...
  • City Camera Law Works

    By PublicSafetyWatch blog - Friday May 15, 2009
    About 20 months ago the Northern California city of El Cerrito enacted an ordinance requiring certain businesses to install and maintain a video surveillance system. The idea was to have access to the video to help deter, stop and prosecute...