It’s always nice to be featured in local news – this time in The Intelligencer of Belleville, Ontario.
The newspaper reports that 15 cameras have been activated in downtown Belleville. When the project is completed there will be 17 cameras in 9 locations, for a total cost of $183,000. (As an aside, this roughly translates into $20K per camera location, which is the ballpark I give when asked “how much do these systems cost?” Note that the figure includes all equipment – not just Firetide’s – plus design and installation. Sometimes the number also includes upgrades that are needed in the IT datacenter, such as storage, monitoring room equipment, plus system maintenance.)
Systems integrator is Quinte-Kawartha Alarm System. About 13 Firetide mesh nodes have been deployed for the project. IP cameras and video management have been provided by Bosch and Genetec respectively.
Quoting from the article:
CCTVs keep an eye on the street
The eye in the sky is now all-seeing. There are 15 security cameras in the skies of downtown Belleville and they’ve been activated, keeping an eye on street activity.
The CCTV system, or closed-circuit television camera network, was installed last March on storefronts and parking lots for a total cost of $183,000.
Police Chief Cory McMullan said Wednesday during an overview of the project and a tour of the the monitoring room at police headquarters: “A priority in the downtown area is to assist victims, prevent victimization, deter potential crime, assist members (of the police service) with evidence required to solve crimes and improve the overall feeling of safety by citizens while in downtown Belleville.”
For the full story, including more photos and video from the press conference, see: The Intelligencer: CCTVs keep an eye on the street
For more coverage of Firetide’s video mesh installations, see:
- LA County Video Mesh Profiled in Law Officer Magazine
- Muni Wireless Video Surveillance at Work in Orlando
- Cal State Long Beach Wireless Video Surveillance – One Year Later
- Buffalo NY Wireless Surveillance System at Work
- “The Cameras Work”: Denver on Its Wireless Video Surveillance System
Image via The Intelligencer