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US Park Police Leverage Video Surveillance for Large Scale Events

Who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?

The country’s oldest uniformed police agency – the U.S. Park Police – has implemented a bold new video sharing initiative for its large-scale events. This cutting edge video surveillance technology will help the agency with many of its operational concerns for special events: life safety, situational awareness, resource protection, crowd control, and the detection and mitigation of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear agents.

The Park Police take a layered approach to surveillance, including the use of cameras connected to multiple communications platforms including: mesh networks, D Block (public safety radio spectrum), existing local networks, as well as cellular-based systems. The agency can also tie all of these cameras together – into a single system – for remote viewing.

The Park Police can then share their video feeds with other agencies, from the FBI and Secret Service, to the American Red Cross and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. But the widespread sharing of video creates several security concerns in itself. To ensure that shared video was not exploited, the Park Police wrote several restrictions into their policies. These include:

1) The video could only be received in an official government facility

2) The video couldn’t be recorded

3) The video could not be redistributed

4) The video feed may cut.

And to combat video degradation concerns, the Park Police turned to datacasting – the utilization of television broadcasting bandwidth – truly making this video sharing initiative state-of-the-art.

“We thought outside the box,” said Park Police Capt. David Mulholland.

For any further questions on Video Surveillance Sharing Capabilities, simply contact ARK Systems at 1-800-995-0189 or click here today.

When you consider how crucial security can be, and when you think of all the options that you’re faced with today, one thing becomes clear. You need a contractor with experience. For assessment, design, installation, testing and service, ARK is the expert across the board.

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US Park Police Leverage Video Surveillance for Large-Scale Events

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