Mesh Without Wires

June 18, 2010

Buffalo NY Wireless Surveillance System at Work

Filed under: Physical Security,Public Safety Wireless,Wireless Mesh — kseniacoffman @ 10:09 am

Continuing with the theme of public video surveillance in mainstream press, as well as to document successes of public video surveillance, I’m sharing a few examples from Buffalo NY, where the video security system is networked with Firetide wireless infrastructure mesh gear. The system employs IP cameras from Axis Communications.

[Buffalo] Security Cameras Credited With Murder Arrest

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From the local press:

Buffalo Police Make Arrests In Two Homicide Cases

Buffalo Police have also made an arrest in connection with the death of 72-year-old Lincoln Burks of Cornwall Avenue, who was found dead inside of his home on January 29th. After a month long investigation, 33-year-old April Stone of Buffalo was arrested. Detectives credit city surveillance cameras with playing a key role in solving the case. March-9-2010. (Full article)

City surveillance camera helps police nab 5 in looting

Buffalo police say they caught five looters in the act Wednesday morning — thanks to the watchful eye of the city’s newest surveillance camera. The camera had just been installed Tuesday afternoon. Police say an operator, who was sitting inside the city’s surveillance monitoring room, used the camera to see images of the looters entering a convenience store in the city’s Riverside area. Just nine minutes later, those five burglars were in police custody. May-15-2008 (Full article)

Brief articles from the Buffalo NY Police Department web site:

Cameras Catch Suspected Vehicle In Homicide

Buffalo police are releasing City Surveillance video of a vehicle that might have been used in connection with a homicide on April 1st of this year. The video comes from one of the City Surveillance Cameras that are installed throughout the City. May-10-2010 (Full article)

City Surveillance Camera Video Instrumental in Fatal Stabbing Arrest

Video from a City Surveillance Camera located at Lisbon Avenue and Cordova Avenue played a key role in helping to solve the case. The video, along with information from witnesses and detailed police work, allowed detectives to make an arrest just one week after the incident. Nov-10-2009 (Full article)

Police, Public And Cameras Come Together In Burglary Arrest

Still shot from Buffalo City Surveillance Camera

Buffalo city surveillance camera captured vehicle involved in a burglary

Thanks to good old fashioned police work, the help of the City’s new surveillance cameras and the continued help from the public, Buffalo Police have arrested a man in connection with a burglary of a South Buffalo Senior Citizens Residence. […] Police also worked hand-in-hand with the City’s Surveillance Camera Room. Surveillance video showed the suspect’s vehicle passing through the intersection of Abbott Road and Cazenovia St. shortly after the incident occurred with the stolen items in the back of the truck. Sep-24-2009 (Full Article)

City Surveillance Cameras Lead to Blockbuster Store Fire Arrests

Following the fire, that occurred just after 11:30pm on October 16th; investigators were immediately helped by the city’s surveillance camera system. The camera located at Elmwood Avenue between Auburn and Cleveland Avenues provided authorities with clues that eventually led to the arrests of the two suspects. Nov-12-2008 (Full article)

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