New Public Safety Complex Uses Vicon Surveillance System

Hauppauge, NY - Vicon Industries Inc., a leading designer and producer of video surveillance systems, announced that Hoover Public Safety Complex in Hoover, AL has implemented Vicon's ViconNet IP Digital Video Solutions throughout their facility. Fueled by a population explosion and city jail overcrowding, Hoover needed to make extensive changes and enhance their security. The city had a population that went from 60,000 to 71,150 in a short time and is continuing to grow. They also had outgrown their small municipal jail and were experiencing overcrowding. Therefore, a new building was constructed that combined the city jail, municipal courts, permits and engineering facilities, MIS and fire administration all under one roof. Vicon's security video system was selected to monitor the entire facility.

"When I heard we were going to have the Vicon equipment I was relaxed, knowing that I was getting quality equipment. Quality and reliability of the equipment is more important than anything to me, with the way I am using it," says Richard Mattis, Facilities Director for the city of Hoover. The Vicon system has provided many benefits for all parties involved. Another issue Hoover faced was the prospect of increased manpower to monitor all the activity. However, thanks to the Vicon system, manpower has been reduced significantly because now one tower officer can have master control over all camera systems. This has resulted in reduced personnel costs for the Hoover Public Safety Complex.

Vicon Industries Inc., listed on the American Stock Exchange under the symbol "VII," designs, manufactures and markets a broad line of products used in integrated video surveillance systems. Vicon's marketing and development efforts focus on today's leading edge security technologies including digital recording and IP video solutions, matrix controls, cameras, monitors, mounting accessories, remote positioning devices and fiber optic equipment. The company's products are used in a variety of surveillance, security, safety, and control applications, in banks, gaming casinos, traffic control, hospitals, retailing, multiple commercial and industrial installations, etc. For more information regarding Vicon, visit us at