Cameras offer constant surveillance around police headquarters
Visitors and workers at the police department building in the village of Monroe, N.Y., can feel secure thanks to megapixel cameras from Los Angeles-based Arecont Vision.
The cameras provide steady video surveillance. They offer proactive security and protect the department from liability claims. The cameras monitor prisoners 24/7 from the time they enter the police department building until they leave.
Located on the main street in the village of Monroe, which is 41 miles north of Newark, N.J., the police department is housed in a freestanding building with open spaces on both sides, a front entrance with limited access that abuts the sidewalk and a back parking lot with an entrance.
Arecont Vision’s AV8185DN SurroundVideo 8 megapixel 180-degree panoramic cameras were installed at the front and back entrances. The video products provide panoramic views, taking the place of multiple standard-resolution cameras that would be needed to cover the same area. The cameras automatically switch from color to black-and-white in the evening. The units’ Moonlight mode ensures clearly visible nighttime images of the outdoor perimeter.
Indoors, Arecont Vision AV2155DN MegaDome 2 megapixel cameras are installed in the hallways and in the cell areas to provide high-detail imaging. The cameras deliver six times the resolution of standard IP video surveillance cameras at 24 frames per second (fps), according to the company. The products’ day/night feature ensures clear images from the cell area when overhead lights are turned down at night.
“Installation of Arecont Vision cameras at the Monroe Police Department provides quality video to enable us to analyze and verify any suspicious activity as well as to support improved situational awareness,” said Monroe police detective Jim Frankild.
The video surveillance system has helped the department save money in several ways. Since fewer cameras were needed, installation costs dropped with less labor and less wiring. Because the cameras are powered over the network (PoE), no external power was required.
Arecont Vision is a manufacturer of megapixel IP cameras and associated software. The company’s products are made in the USA and feature massively parallel image processing architectures MegaVideo and SurroundVideo that are different from traditional analog and network camera designs.