Fulfilling Expectations and Saving 48,000 euro
The project lived up to its promises, as attested by Dr. Mighela, Municipal Police Chief in Manerbio: "The choice of this system paid off richly from the very start. In four years the savings from no longer having to pay the subscription fees for the old lines will amount to about EUR 48 thousand, and it would not have been feasible to maintain the old system with all the video cameras that we use today."
The core of the solution is the Milestone XProtect Enterprise IP video open platform, which makes it possible to manage a virtually unlimited number of video cameras, to configure multiple display points, to view images and manage the system in real time with a centralized or decentralized mode, or from archived recordings. The open platform system is designed to integrate with multiple analytics software modules, including automatic sophisticated traffic analysis functions.
The Milestone technology also made it possible to continue using the analog video cameras of the previous system in order to save those prior investment costs. All the video information is managed in full compliance with the regulations governing privacy and data processing, using strict policies of access, authentication and encryption in the software, the WiFi infrastructure, and individual archived files.
Extending Surveillance to Multiple Municipalities
Manerbio is at the head of an association of municipalities that make use of the local police. The idea is to extend video surveillance to those municipalities, as well.
"Thanks to the Milestone platform and modern IP infrastructure, we have achieved significant night and day surveillance of numerous areas of the city. The local police under my direction and the station of the Carabinieri of Manerbio (Italian military police) now have a truly indispensable tool that is productive in its application and extremely useful for obtaining significant documentary evidence in a timely and efficient manner," concluded Dr. Gabriele Mighela, Municipal Police Chief of the Manerbio Municipality. "This provides for much greater integration in the services shared between the cooperating municipalities, too. This is extremely important these days, when we are witnessing a high degree of criminal mobility from one city to the next.
The next service introduced will be for police on duty to respond to alarms more effectively. For the officers on call, during the time it takes them to reach the site of an alarm, they will be able use laptops with dedicated software to access the Milestone video images so they can get all the information necessary to determine the best intervention.