In one of the previous posts, I described what can lead to a “deployment from hell.” In this installment, however, I’ll focus on the deployment that has worked just as expected – wireless video surveillance system at Cal State Long Beach University. The system was deployed in late 2008 and we announced it in early 2009. The system incorporates Firetide outdoor wireless mesh nodes, Bosch analog cameras, and InvdigoVision encoders and video management. The system was designed by the University PD’s communications department, and installed by Moore Electric.
Government Video recently posted an update on the deployment: Wireless Video Surveillance: Affordable Easy Solutions. The key take away – there were no surprises, the system just works. On the sensational side, which local media like to cover, the PD’s Chief describes the incident where the police were able to track a suspect on camera until his arrest. The video detailing the incident and showing the video of the suspect is posted below.
Here’s the link to the original announcement: Wireless Surveillance Protects Facilities and Students at California State University. As our CEO said: “You cannot put a price on students’ safety, but when technology makes security monitoring ‘always-on’ in places you could only cover by foot patrols in the past, that’s a win for any school or university.”