Maryland town’s police department installing IQeye cameras and Milestone VMS
San Juan Capistrano, CA, March 01, 2012 – IQinVision (www.iqeye.com), market leader in high-performance HD megapixel IP cameras, today announced that the Forest Heights Police Department, located in Prince George’s County, Maryland, is installing IQinVision HD megapixel cameras in key locations throughout the city. SeeView Security, Fairfax Virginia, is the integrator for this on-going project.
Forest Heights is a town of approximately 2,500 people and as Police Chief F. R. Webb explained, the town is home to a large proportion of potentially vulnerable residents. “We have neighborhoods with a number of older homes and a lot of elderly residents. Over the years, we’ve had a few homicides in these residential areas, and if we had surveillance cameras covering the entrances to these neighborhoods I’m confident we would have gained information to more effectively solve these crimes.”
Current plans call for 10 IQeye 5-megapixel Sentinel cameras to be installed in key areas where police regularly observe loitering, drug sales, and other crimes. Incorporating its “best of breed” philosophy and multi-discipline knowledge base, SeeView designed a cost-effective hybrid IP video/broadband wireless solution with impressive capabilities. All video is transmitted on heavily encrypted wireless links back to police headquarters, where it is managed by Milestone XProtect® Enterprise software.
XProtect Enterprise has the Smart Client user interface for easy viewing of the IQeye camera footage, helping Forest Heights Police to keep a watchful eye on its residents. Milestone’s uniquely flexible storage capabilities efficiently handle the archived video and make for quick searching or export of evidence during investigations.
The Forest Heights Police don’t plan to do much live video monitoring of camera footage at police headquarters, focusing instead on incident investigation as each case arises. Chief Webb related that the department does plan to provide live monitoring capability in the city’s police cars. “Our officers will be able to look at video on their computers before arriving on the scene,” said Webb. “This is going to give us much improved situational awareness and the cameras will act as a force multiplier.” The police department plans to store video for approximately 30 days.
The Milestone video management software offers this mobile access and scalability as the department integrates more cameras throughout the community in the future. In addition, training for the officers and detectives to use the software is minimal, saving time and money for the city and allowing the force to quickly ramp up with the new system to better protect and serve the community.
Chief Webb continued, “Our goal is that when you enter Forest Heights you will know that public safety is our number one priority. Two years ago we installed some speed cameras in an area where the speed limit drops from 50 mph to 35. Now, folks know when they enter that part of the highway, they must slow down. I’m confident our surveillance cameras will have the same deterrent effect.”
“In our experience, no one ever admits to doing wrong. With this system, we can burn a copy of the high resolution images of an incident and send that to the prosecutor. I’m looking forward to that. We’ve been very fortunate, our Mayor and Town Council want to move forward into the future with modern technology and they have committed the budget needed for this important project.”
“This system is going to grow, because these cameras can definitely deter and help solve a lot of crimes,” concluded Chief Webb.
IQinVision has been designing, manufacturing and marketing the IQeye line of HD megapixel IP cameras since 1998. A world leader in IP network camera products, IQinVision is renowned for their image quality, stability, and reliability in the harshest environments. ONVIF and PSIA compliant, IQeye cameras are integrated with all leading Network Video Recorders (NVR). The company’s products are widely deployed in government, military, city center, property management, education, retail, casino, transportation, and multiple other vertical applications. IQinVision is a privately-held corporation headquartered in San Juan Capistrano, California with a regional office in Amsterdam, Netherlands. For more information: www.iqeye.com
About SeeView Security
SeeView Security is the premier provider of security/surveillance camera, access control and broadband wireless systems in the Metropolitan Washington, DC and Federal Government sectors. SeeView is licensed with the VA DCJS and has installed access control and video surveillance systems for hundreds of customers in the Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland area. We are locally owned and operated and offer a complete solution including system design, installation and maintenance. SeeView serves a broad number of customers including commercial building owners, property management companies, governmental agencies, home owner associations, as well as businesses and multi-dwelling residential customers. For more information on SeeView and its products and services, please contact us here or call our office at 703-825-5822.