NEWPORT, R.I. -- LiveWave, Inc., a leading developer of enterprise video surveillance solutions for mission critical security applications, announced it was selected by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Federal Protective Service to provide FirstView(R) video surveillance systems for use during the 2005 Presidential Inauguration in Washington, DC. LiveWave deployed fixed and mobile camera systems to enhance situational awareness during the Inaugural activities, enabling authorized agencies to securely connect to the camera feeds and share video data and intelligence for command & control operations.
The mission of the ICE Federal Protective Service (FPS) is to provide law enforcement and security services to over one million tenants and daily visitors to all federally owned and leased facilities nationwide. FPS focuses directly on the interior security of the nation and the reduction of crimes and potential threats to federal facilities throughout the nation.
FPS successfully deployed FirstView(R) at both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions in 2004, along with mobile based systems known as RoverCams(TM). Numerous law enforcement agencies were able to securely access the FPS video surveillance network during the Presidential Inauguration using FirstView's Interoperable Visual Communications System(TM), an advanced IP based system capable of supporting thousands of cameras, sensors and users for early warning detection and response.
"LiveWave is proud to support the Federal Protective Service and their critical mission to protect the public," said Peter Mottur, LiveWave's CEO. "FirstView(R) has again proven to be an effective rapidly deployable surveillance tool that can aid law enforcement in a wide range of security and safety applications. Our network based FirstView software allows real-time video to be securely distributed to authorized users, acting as a force multiplier while enhancing inter-agency interoperability."