Public safety and security

Top 14 Best Practices for Building Video Surveillance Networks

Fri, 2016-01-29 13:37 -- SCC Staff
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The shift from analog to Internet Protocol (IP) surveillance cameras has changed the way that video surveillance systems are built. Instead of running lengths of coax cable from multiplexers out to cameras, an IP-based surveillance system involves plugging the cameras into an Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN). Get the 14 best practice guidelines for installation in this white paper.

German Volunteer Fire Departments Streamline Operations with Municipal Government Solution

Fri, 2016-01-22 16:00 -- SCC Staff
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The municipal governments of three villages in the German state of Baden-Württemberg -- Beuren, Bühlertal, and Steinenbronn -- needed to better support their volunteer firefighters and communities with more efficient administration. To address these challenges, the three governments turned to Microsoft CityNext partner CODE3.

Keeping Communities Safer with Video Evidence in the Cloud

Fri, 2016-01-22 16:00 -- SCC Staff
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Video evidence solution provider IRSA wanted to help police departments scale to store more video data in a cost-effective way. To do that, IRSA developed Veretos Cloud, an evidence management solution based on the Microsoft Azure Government cloud. Now, police departments can support petabytes of video data, get instant access to digital evidence, and significantly cut infrastructure costs.

Verizon Intelligent Lighting

Fri, 2015-11-20 11:30 -- SCC Staff
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Cost isn't the only reason many cities are switching to LED lighting systems. They're less expensive to operate and maintain, but think of them as a gateway too. Verizon's integrated lighting technologies offers access to connecting Internet of Things technology solutions to the system, such as dimming capabilities, digital signage, sensors that provide environmental alerts and a lot more.

Mutual Aid for Cities to Effectively Share Resources During Emergencies

Sun, 2015-09-13 16:00 -- SCC Staff
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When a city experiences a major emergency -- such as a major storm -- and doesn't have enough resources of its own to take care of it, surrounding cities are often called on to help. Read the case study to learn about Clevest's Automatic Vehicle Location system with Mutual Aid and how it can cut costs and risks associated with resource sharing.

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