Moreton Bay Regional Council to install Australia’s largest wireless municipal CCTV system

Moreton Bay Regional Council, the third largest local government in Australia, recently decided to use funds from the federal government’s “Safer Cities” project to install the largest wireless municipal surveillance system in the country.

Using outdoor mesh nodes from Firetide to create a wireless network infrastructure, the surveillance system will cover 130-square-kilometers and watch over an estimated population of 370,000.

In addition to Firetide’s wireless network technology, the project will also include IP cameras from Axis Communications, which will be tied together with the Council’s existing network of analog cameras using Milestone Systems’ XProtect video management platform. Link Security Group was selected as the systems integrator for the project based on their proposal to use a wireless network to overcome various deployment challenges.

"An increasing number of municipalities – large and small – find that a wireless infrastructure based on Firetide mesh is imperative for successful public safety networks," said Firetide CEO Bo Larsson said in a statement. "The fact that our wireless networks can place surveillance cameras in locations without existing network infrastructure is crucial for public safety agencies whether they are looking to revitalize urban areas or prevent and prosecute crime."