SCHAUMBURG, Ill. - Public safety officials have the opportunity to take the next step into the wireless world with the Intelligent Video Surveillance and Control (iVSC) solution, which lets users of the wireless system developed by Motorola, Inc. and NICE Systems place cameras in locations without access to fiber optic or cable lines.
Police and fire departments, as well as security forces at malls, transit hubs and sporting arenas, are continuously being asked to provide higher levels of surveillance to prevent crime and accidents. Motorola's wireless iVSC solution collects data from fixed as well as mobile cameras and allows on-scene staff and their supervisors to monitor real-time data. Recordings can be continuous, or can be triggered by motion detectors.
This is Motorola's first solution to enable video transmission over wireless broadband networks using the NICE Systems video applications.
"The combined Motorola and NICE wireless solution will significantly increase the speed of threat detection and efficiency of corrective action," said Ian Ehrenberg, vice president and general manager of NICE's digital video security division, The Americas. "NICE's video solutions are the preferred choice of local, state and federal officials for video content analytics and they are turning to NICE to support their effort in enhancing security and protecting the public."
"The beauty of this wireless solution is that it extends the reach of the customer's network and offers flexibility for each user,'' said Steve Most, Multimedia Business Director, Motorola radio systems division. "The user can start with a small system to meet their budget and security needs and have the flexibility to add software features over time that enhance data interpretation. Each system is configured according to the user's needs.''
For example, a municipal police force might want to place fixed wireless cameras in high-crime neighborhoods to increase police presence and effectiveness without adding personnel. During an emergency, the wireless cameras allow users to view live video while sending the images to personnel who need this vital information, such as the officers en route to the incident. The images would be shown on the responding patrol cars' mobile data terminals.
Wireless mobile cameras, which could be set up quickly at large incidents or fire scenes, can also enable first responders to record activity from several vantage points. This gives emergency crews the ability to "see" the entire incident without leaving a command post. This added video information helps responders take a proactive approach to incidents, which helps protect both public safety personnel and the public.
The wireless iVSC solution can be tailored to be interoperable with existing surveillance systems, which enables users to build on their current investments.
Motorola offers iVSC users a package solution that includes evaluating the customers' needs, recommending the system that best fits that need, and providing administrator and end-user education and training.
In addition to wireless recording equipment, iVSC offers an array of analytical software to help public safety users interpret the data received. For example, officials can be alerted to shifts in traffic patterns, unusual motions or to an unauthorized person entering a restricted perimeter area.