Next month's Secured Cities conference will feature a first-hand look at Baltimore's CitiWatch video surveillance project.
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Secured Cities, the premier conference on municipal video surveillance, will be featuring an inside look at how the City of Baltimore is taking advantage of integrated technologies, PSIM and video surveillance to improve active policing and emergency preparedness. The two-day conference will be held Nov. 10-11 at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in downtown Baltimore, and brings together approximately 200 persons focused on municipal security technology and policing – most of which come from government agencies and law enforcement.
In addition to dozens of seminars on topics such as video’s affect on crime, writing a municipal surveillance policy, emerging technologies, UASI funding, handling active shooters and more, the conference concludes with a walking tour of the City of Baltimore’s municipal video project that will take attendees not only past street camera locations, but into the video rooms of the CitiWatch project and the Watch Center at Police Headquarters. The city not only actively monitors high-resolution PTZ cameras, but also integrates a number of sensors for critical infrastructure for real-time public safety awareness. The city credits active camera monitoring toward helping reducing crime 25 percent in certain neighborhoods and regions.
Besides a walking tour of the city’s technology project, attendees will also hear from Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Fredrick H. Bealefeld III. Commissioner Bealefeld, like Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, has been a strong advocate of leveraging technologies for public safety – including Compstat, video surveillance and more. The Baltimore City Police Department recently coordinated its efforts with almost a dozen other agencies and partners to secure the inaugural Grand Prix automobile race through the city’s streets.
Discounted registration continues until Oct. 21, and a special $99 rate is available for government attendees. Registration information and the full conference schedule is available at www.SecuredCities.com.
The conference was last held in Atlanta and featured a tour of Atlanta’s integration of security video feeds into the e911 center. The Baltimore conference adds a track on mass transit security to the program as the conference has expanded beyond its initial focus on public surveillance cameras.
The conference is hosted by Cygnus Business Media, publishers of SecurityInfoWatch.com, Security Technology Executive, Security Dealer & Integrator, Officer.com, Law Enforcement Technology, Law Enforcement Product News and Mass Transit magazine.