The question of public security is an important one for governments at all levels around the world. Network video solutions are among the latest technologies that government institutions are investing in to protect citizens.
Network video is one of the most useful tools in the fight against crime. As well as helping to detect more serious threats, cameras placed in public areas deter criminals from mugging, theft and vandalism.
Emergency services In emergency situations it is quite common for police and fighters to be granted access to video from the cameras within a given facility. This enables them to pinpoint exactly where the emergency is occurring and work out who most needs their assistance. Network video thus greatly improves their chances of handling a crisis effectively.
Entrances and exits Cameras placed at the entrance and exit to a public building record who comes in and out 24 hours per day. This footage can be used to deter criminals and as evidence if a crime occurs. It can also provide statistical evidence regarding how many people use public amenities such as museums, libraries and job centers.
Exterior use Cameras outside public buildings prevent vandalism and increase security for the people living and working inside the buildings as they arrive and leave. Similarly, open areas such as town squares can be surveyed for the security of pedestrians.
Reception areas An excellent place to observe who is entering a public building, cameras viewing a reception area can help prevent crime.