Chicago to host Secured Cities conference

Looking to build upon the success of this year’s conferences held in Atlanta and Baltimore, Secured Cities Conference Director and Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Kohl announced last week that the next Secured Cities event will take place at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile hotel on April 19-20 in Chicago.

The conference will offer city leaders and law enforcement officials a chance to network with their peers and attend in-depth educational tracks that examine the various operational and technical aspects of implementing a municipal surveillance program. Among the various topics that will be covered include where cities can find funding for surveillance projects, how to address legal and privacy concerns, as well as how to measure the effectiveness of a camera network.
Attendees will also have an opportunity to tour Chicago’s surveillance network, which is one of the largest and most advances systems in the nation.

"Our attendance at the recent Secured Cities conference in Baltimore was up by an estimated 30 percent," said Kohl. "Camera systems have become a vital tool in investigating and deterring crimes and Secured Cities offers city leaders a chance to learn from their colleagues about what it takes to deploy a successful camera network."

Security Technology Executive magazine Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Steve Lasky said that they are expecting more than 300 attendees at the Chicago conference. A new transit security track was also added at the Baltimore event, which proved to be very popular with attendees, according to Lasky.

"This conference is a must attend event for anyone involved in the installation or oversight of municipal surveillance systems," Lasky said. "The networking and educational opportunities for attendees at Secured Cities are second to none."

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