Public Safety

Law enforcement, first responders, and corrections personnel are key to the welfare of society. Many today are leveraging the power of IntransaBrand™ servers, storage and appliances, with supporting services, to make the job easier in a time of reduced funding and budgets.

Law Enforcement, First Responders, and Corrections Feel the Impact of New Technologies

In the last several years we have seen a surge in the amount and type of surveillance that is being deployed to protect the public, aid law enforcement and first responders, and help manage prison populations. At the same time, video surveillance and analytics technology is witnessing major changes that began over a decade ago, yet and are continuing to gain momentum.

In the last several years we have seen a surge in the amount and type of surveillance that is being deployed to protect the public, aid law enforcement and first responders, and help manage prison populations. At the same time, video surveillance and analytics technology are witnessing major changes that began over a decade ago, yet are still continuing to gain momentum.

Law enforcement agencies as well as first responders, municipalities, and correctional agencies have been increasingly using video surveillance and analytics systems to help manage a wide range of both dangerous and routine situations. As the technology advances and the ability to store more images at higher resolution for longer periods proliferates, communities, law enforcement, first responders, and correctional agencies continue to come up with new and innovative ways to enhance public safety and improve police efficiency.

For example, video surveillance is being used for traffic management and control, area surveillance and monitoring, virtual stakeouts of high crime areas, remote video monitoring of traffic stops, chain of custody, forensics, corrections monitoring, mobile surveillance, and a wide range of other related applications.

Communities and law enforcement personnel have been deploying video surveillance technology in creative ways that help them protect the public and do their jobs better. Police and sheriff's departments that are short staffed are taking advantage of the ability of cameras to provide live, real-time visibility to the criminal activity in their community, thereby helping them cover more of their community more effectively.

With the threat of pandemics and health emergencies, managing crowds has always been difficult for officers and other first responders in the midst of a situation. With temporary, centralized video surveillance, officers can be alerted to dangerous situations that may be developing and deal with them quickly before they escalate out of control. And permanent surveillance systems can be effective tools and provide significant protection against litigation for police stations, correctional facilities, hospitals, and other locations. Communities can get advance warning of wildfires during times of high fire danger, thereby providing fire departments the ability to respond to fires quickly and before they spread out of control.

Video surveillance systems, as well as video analytics, help address the needs of public safety ranging from reducing violence and graffiti, theft, trespass, and other crimes. There are now more than an estimated 40 million surveillance cameras deployed in the United States that are recording billions hours of footage every week, with a growing number based entirely on IP technology.

Individual facilities and locations can be affordably protected with the help of IntransaBrand™ VideoAppliance™ all-in-one platforms that are simple to deploy and keep operating, and deliver the widest choice in the industry of VMS, access control, and video analytics options.

Larger or more complex deployments leverage IntransaBrand™ EnterpriseServer™ and EnterpriseStorage™ product deployments, providing capacity either onsite or in a remote Security Operations Center (SOC) or the organization's IT data center.

Learn About Other Public Safety Customers

Today's video and data must be retained for increasing numbers of days, weeks, and months of retention, as well as for further processing for evidentiary material. As a result, we are seeing more IntransaBrand™ platforms chosen with a wide range of video management and video analytics software.

Customers include the police forces of state capitals, sheriff's departments, major metropolitan law enforcement agencies, Native American police forces, state & county prisons and correctional facilities, juvenile detention centers, fire departments, court houses, and other public safety agencies across North America, and around the world.

Please also see Government or the Health Care sections for related information.

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