City Surveillance : “Force Multiplier” beyond Urban Security
Cities represent the very centers of economic vitality and public life. Thriving communities depend on a law-abiding, economically vital society that functions in cities that are operated effectively. Video surveillance plays an essential role in the effective management of cities every minute – at all hours of the day and night. The result is greater awareness from far away, to enable the right immediate response or monitoring of developing conditions.
This is true whether it be a routine workday, or a day where there is a mass gathering or event, severe weather, or other planned or unplanned disruption to the routine day in the economy.
With public budgets stretched as never before, the tough job of law enforcment and city operations have only gotten tougher. Stakeholders such as law enforcement and public safety use surveillance as a “force multiplier” from effective awareness, response, investigation, and evidence. The result is greater efficiency to respond to incidents with limited resources.
More recently, video is used by operations and emergency management stakeholders for the city, such as for well-planned mass events, or unplanned natural or man-made disasters. The areas of a city and special circumstances represent different needs for video surveillance solutions, as illustrated in this brochure.