In early 2012, Monsignor Edward Pace High School asked a consultant, The Doug Williams Group, to analyze the cost and effectiveness of the school’s security services. The annual cost of day and night security guards was $155,000.
As part of the Strategic Sourcing process, the consultant developed an alternate supplier that offered to reduce the school’s annual cost to $145,000 and improve the systems being used to track guard productivity and efficiency. Ultimately, the client asked the consultant to negotiate with the incumbent supplier to achieve the same savings, which the consultant was able to accomplish on behalf of the client. However, the consultant felt that they could do more by also looking at a sophisticated IP video surveillance system with analytics. Continue reading →
A High School campus in an Atlanta suburb undergoing a complete remodel. Temporary modular buildings were set up on a large area of the campus to act as classrooms during the year-plus long construction.
Due to the temporary structures, accessible HVAC units and threat of vandalism, a stable and reliable solution was needed that would also be easy to both install and move if necessary.
GP SIFT™ Law Enforcement is a software based solution unlike any in the industry
The only fully integrated video and audio capture solution with secure evidence storage, search, and digital transfer capability that also incorporates encrypted evidence transfer and digital evidence viewing technology
Create searchable digital content libraries from SIFT captured sources, or from third party import, and even consumer products such as cell phones, digital cameras, and web sites like YouTube
Save money: Does not require an expensive server or networking, runs on existing hardware
IT friendly and runs under existing IT infrastructure (fast and easy to deploy)
The most affordable evidence management system in the industry
The case for surveillance.
On Thursday afternoon, the FBI released photos and video of two persons of interest in the Boston Marathon bombing. According to FBI special agent Richard DesLauriers, authorities are looking for two men, whom he labeled Suspect No. 1 (who was wearing a dark hat) and Suspect No. 2 (who was wearing a white hat). DesLauriers also said that Suspect No. 2 was seen planting a device just before Monday’s explosions before heading west on Boylston Street.
What’s notable about the images the FBI released is how clear they are. Though DesLauriers did not indicate the source of the images, the Boston Globe reported earlier that authorities were focusing on video “from surveillance cameras on the same side of Boylston Street as the explosions.” If it turns out that the people in the FBI’s photos are the guys who did it, they shuldn’t be surprised that surveillance cameras turned out to be their undoing. Neither should you. We should see this potential break in the case as a sign of the virtues of video surveillance. More than that, we should think about how cameras could help prevent crimes, not just solve them once they’ve already happened. Continue reading →
Dakota Security offers a high performance wireless distribution area network architecture for wireless communications based upon open industry standards. Realizing the vision of a wireless mesh requires a solid foundation upon which multiple applications and endpoints can be deployed over a single network. Such a network is a strategic decision for a municipality and must incorporate multiple network technologies and unified network management that provide:
On May 15-16th at Dawson Community College in beautiful Glendive, MT will host the the hub of regional activity in the energy industry. Glendive, in Dawson County, Montana is the Gateway to the Bakken shale play and many other plays. Located on I-94 it is a great logistical location for industry business and events. The Eastern Montana Energy Expo will help you connect with industry leaders and network with over 150 energy industry companies and leaders in the coming together in Montana’s energy country. Continue reading →
Title: SDSA 2013 Spring Conference Location: Deadwood, SD Link out: Click here Description: The SD Sheriffs’ Association and the SD Police Chiefs’ Association joint meeting is being held at the Lodge at Deadwood, May 1st-3rd, 2013. Start Date: 2013-05-01 End Date: 2013-05-03
City after city is showing that productivity increases when workers are able to access the same resources from the field as they can in the office. Citywide wireless mesh from Dakota Security provides city employees with secure access to the information they need, wherever they are around town, enabling them to do their jobs more efficiently and benefiting the community. Continue reading →
Wireless video surveillance provides a cost-effective alternative for public safety workers to monitor activities in almost any location, without adding more feet on the street. Both fixed and mobile video services can be deployed to deliver a range of benefits to communities while increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of public safety workers.
Police officers can centrally monitor high crime locations providing early awareness of potential problems, helping increase community safety and improve police efficiency. Fixed and in-vehicle video feeds can be monitored at a central site as well as streamed to police cars so that multiple officers can view a crime in progress and be prepared when they arrive on scene. Continue reading →
GP SIFT is the most fully-featured, cost-effective solution available for Digital Asset Management (DAM). It is a software-based asset management solution for video, audio, Images, documents, and other files. GP SIFT is a complete toolkit configurable for any industry’s data patterns. There is no major hardware purchase required.
Content packages (called SIFT-Paks) are delivered instead of streaming from central servers. Manage and deliver content but remain compatible with the native software applications that created the source. Continue reading →