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Wireless Mesh: Networking Surveillance Camera Feeds to improve Security

What if the feed from one security camera could be networked to not just a dispatcher or monitoring station, but also every security vehicle in a fleet? Well, it can with wireless mesh you can. This security technology allows users to deploy effective security strategies where normal system installations are just not feasible.

Wireless Mesh in Action in Washington

Port Angeles, Washington is a city with 19,300 people and just 32 authorized police officers. However, with 234 wireless access points (WAPs), officers can better maximize their scope, connecting to the Internet through the wireless mesh to send reports, exchange information, watch surveillance video, and more effectively communicate with one another.

“What the mesh allows is for the digital images from those cameras to be accessed from any police car anywhere in Port Angeles,” said Police Chief Terry Gallagher. “The mesh makes our officers tremendously more efficient, and in an age when we’re not going to be able to hire more officers, anything we can do to increase their efficiency contributes greatly to the public safety of the community.”

Wireless Mesh in Action in Maryland

In Crisfield, Maryland, wireless mesh is used by the City of Crisfield Housing Authority, which has installed 14 cameras on the community’s mesh network to better monitor 330 low-income apartments and help reduce crime.

“Word gets around that we have these cameras,” said City of Crisfield Housing Authority Executive Director Charles Goldsborough. “I show them to all of our new tenants, show them how we can zoom in and what we can identify, and it works as a great crime deterrent. We see more on the cameras than we do with police patrols.”

Both police and Goldsborough monitor the Fluidmesh network, integrated by Dave Lafferty of ARK Systems, for suspicious events. Additional benefits of this wireless mesh network include:

  • Allows the Crisfield Housing Authority to monitor tenant behavior, such as excess trash on patios.
  • Without electricity capabilities in many of these areas, the Crisfield Housing Authority has found wireless mesh to be extremely cost effective.

It’s probably a lot less costly as well, even though these wireless cameras are more expensive.” said Goldsborough. “This way, we can put them in areas where we couldn’t typically install an alarm system or something with a lot of cable.”

Wireless Solutions from ARK Systems

Put security right where you need it without having to run wires. Give your people wireless access to transmit voice and video wirelessly, across a room or across a city. From one device to one thousand, point-to-point (PTP) or point-to-multi-point (PTMP), ARK can get the job done.

Wireless changes everything. And so does experience. ARK is proud to offer you both!

For any further questions on Wireless Mesh 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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