"Eyes on the Street" mobile security solution guards community

Axis network cameras stop community trouble makers and vandals in their tracks

"When an event is triggered, the system will notify our Neighborhood Watch security guards by SMS and email the last few minutes of footage to our security control room, while also allowing police and security to log directly into the triggered camera." - Glenys Godfrey, Mayor, City of Belmont.

Mission

The City of Belmont is a vibrant community located 6 kilometers from Perth with a population of around 31,000. The city aims to provide an environment that is attractive, safe, healthy and prosperous by working closely with the local police service and the Office of Crime Prevention to ensure a collaborative and coordinated approach to crime prevention. Part of this initiative includes operating a security patrol service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The City of Belmont’s security patrol service was using analog cameras that did not allow information to be shared quickly. The city needed a solution where it could collaborate with different areas of law enforcement to better protect local residents.

Solution

ETCorp installed its GPAC System™ which consists of AXIS 214 PTZ Network Cameras, an AXIS 241 Video Server/Encoder and analog cameras. The network cameras combine a high-quality color camera with the flexibility of remote pan/tilt/zoom through operator control, to provide real-time video from the top of each security patrol vehicle. The video encoder, including powerful event management capabilities, converts the analog signals from the existing analog cameras to digital, so the live video inputs can be transported anywhere digitally.

Result

The installation of the Axis network video solution on the security patrol vehicles allows real-time collaboration with law enforcement and community watch groups, all of which has prevented graffiti and vandalism, and has been critical in detecting and prosecuting offenders. Speaking in the West Australian Newspaper, Mayor Glenys Godfrey recognized the advantages of the system’s ability to directly respond to events as they occurred, with no need for operators: “When an event is triggered, the system will notify our Neighborhood Watch security guards by SMS and email the last few minutes of footage to our security control room, while also allowing police and security to log directly into the triggered camera.”

Related links

www.etcorp.com
AXIS 241Q Video Server
AXIS 214 PTZ Network Camera
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