Sandy Springs, Ga. implements city-wide surveillance system

The city of Sandy Springs, Ga., recently decided to deploy a new city-wide surveillance system with the help of systems integrator Iron Sky.

According to a statement, Iron Sky will use Google Maps to develop a software platform that allows the system’s users to view any camera at any location in the city. Users will also be able to access live and recorded video footage and control pan/tilt/zoom cameras with the touch of a mouse.

"An open architecture solution built on standard network technology was a key factor in our evaluation," said Sandy Springs Police Department Lt. David Roskind. "Iron Sky provides us choices for the future, which is crucial to the success of any technology-based solution."

Future plans for the system also call for real-time access to in-car video, mobile access for officers on patrol, integration with existing third-party camera systems, an emergency operations center video wall, and integration with the city’s traffic management cameras.

In addition to Sandy Springs, Iron Sky has helped install several municipal surveillance systems throughout Georgia including ones in Norcross, College Park, Hapeville, Decatur, Valdosta, Lilburn, as well as the Westside Historic District and Midtown areas of Atlanta. For more information about the company, visit

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