Intersection surveillance cameras are not new technology—the popularity and acceptance of red-light cameras ebbs and flows, but effective and well-designed systems offer a number of benefits, including:
Providing valuable data: Traffic cameras are often maintained by state departments of transportation, and footage from traffic cameras can be influential to decisions regarding road development and construction.
Enforce laws: Cameras used to enforce speed and red-light laws are effective in catching moving violations and issuing tickets.
Encourage safe driving: Visible surveillance cameras posted at intersections can encourage safe driving habits and discourage moving violations.
Aid in suspect tracking: Smart alarms can trigger PTZ cameras to turn to preset locations, aiding law enforcement and providing information to dispatchers.
Traditional intersection surveillance works by placing cameras at various points in an intersection. This approach is valid, and there are many positive reasons for a multi-camera setup, but it’s not always easy to gain a comprehensive understanding of traffic flow and incidents.
Extreme Angle Intersection Cameras
The newest technology for intersection surveillance is deployment of an extreme angle camera. This example shows an entire 220-degree coverage area that enables the viewer to see, at a glance, the exact situation at any given time.
Another benefit of these cameras is the very high resolution, which provides a camera operator the ability to zoom into the image to see additional details, both in live and recorded video. These details are not be available with a standard intersection camera.
Using a single camera instead of four or more to cover the same location is a simplification of the surveillance process, in terms of installation as well as monitoring.
Watch a video and see a 220-degree intersection camera in action:
Leverage DETECT is fine-tuning this exciting new technology, along with our partners. Contact us for more information, and a demonstration.