Virginia town deploys Sony IP surveillance system

Following on the heels of a successful pilot IP camera deployment at one of its high schools, the city of Newport News, Va., recently decided to implement a city wide IP surveillance system from Sony.

According to a statement issued by the company, more than 850 IP cameras were installed as part of the deployment and will cover nearly every public facility in the city. The system, which is made up of Sony SNC-DF40 mini-dome cameras, SNC-DF-70 mini-domes and SNC-RZZ25N PTZ cameras, will be utilized by multiple city departments including the police department, schools and public works.

“Whether the need arises to monitor a single incident or we need to share resources across multiple agencies during an emergency event, we are confident that we are in a much stronger position to protect the community,” Newport News Police Department Assistant Chief Dawn Barber said in the statement. “Just as important, since the new system is IP-addressable, we aren’t limited to monitoring from single locations as with the old hard-wired CCTV system. Now, we have the tactical freedom of being able to watch all the cameras from any location on the network.”