Feira de Santana fights violence with high definition images
Video surveillance project in Bahia involves more than 200 fixed and mobile cameras from Axis Communications
“We’re already proposing to expand the system. It’s a service that everyone’s looking for when it comes to safety: full integration of all agencies in the sector.” Mauro Moraes, Secretary of Violence Prevention in Feira de Santana.
The municipality of Feira de Santana, Brazil, in the state of Bahia and 100 kilometers from the state capital of Salvador, had 18 analog cameras for its population of more than 600,000. The police could not rely on their low-resolution images to solve crimes. Levels of violence in the city were analyzed, including the districts of São José and Humildes, in order to determine which points to include in a new video surveillance system.
The project was created by Wimaxi, a systems integrator partner of Axis Communications that specializes in digital cities, using radios from Radwin, another Axis partner. The solution uses 106 AXIS Q6034-E PTZ Network Cameras that can pan, tilt and zoom as they monitor intersections and areas that require inspection, offering 360 degrees. It also uses 96 AXIS P1354-E Network Cameras dedicated to monitoring areas with high human traffic flows, such as hallways, bus stations, and entrances to public buildings. In all, 202 high-definition cameras are managed by software from Digifort, an Axis partner.
The urban security project included 320 radio points linking 150 schools and 28 public health units, and the 122 public broadband hotspot points, making Feira de Santana one of the largest digital cities of the country. The analog cameras were decommissioned.