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ASIS International – known for education, sponsored a “City Wide IP Surveillance Session” at the 59th annual seminar. The “partner criteria” became the subject of an article published in Law Officer Magazine. The cities of Corona and Yucaipa referenced this criteria for their City-Wide RFP. Other cities such as Covina and Victorville piggybacked upon the Corona RFP.
Purpose: Provisioning video across an IP Network, while meeting performance and security requirements is an extremely complex undertaking which requires an experienced and knowledgeable integrator.
Purpose: A deployment of surveillance cameras connected via wireless and at least ½ mile from the video network core provides assurance of the technical capability of the integrator to design and deploy a wireless network capable of meeting current requirements and future scalability.
Purpose: A City-Wide IP Surveillance System is extremely complex and requires a collaborative effort to maintain its capabilities. Ensuring the IP Surveillance System is operational requires the integrator to provide local service resources.
Purpose: This is the objective of a City-Wide IP Surveillance System and should be a minimum standard to prove a successful deployment.
Post Installation Support Track Record
Purpose: Many integrators promise to deliver capabilities, but do not have successful deployments. Identifying a satisfied customer and one that has been satisfied for 2 years provides assurance the integrator is capable of successfully installing and maintaining a City-Wide IP Surveillance System.
Purpose: Many surveillance systems meet the minimum technical requirements; however due to poor design, compromised the video quality. This is commonly done by throttling the video stream data rate, resulting in poor video.
Purpose: Creating a scalable, minimal latency system requires a system designed to provide virtual connectivity between any video camera and any video viewing station. The City may not know the extent they’d like to scale the system, but need the assurance that the system has flexible scalability.
Purpose: Scalability will most likely require integration of multiple camera manufacturers into a City-Wide IP Surveillance system. For proactive response capabilities integration of CAD and other notification systems into the City Wide IP Surveillance System is a requirement.
Purpose: Proactive video policing requires that video has minimal latency. An example would be moving a PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) camera to follow a suspect. Latency of greater than 1-2 seconds is not acceptable for law enforcement.
Disaster Recovery Emergency Operations
Purpose: When a City adopts an IP based Surveillance System it becomes integrated into everyday processes. Much like a phone system is always operational, so too a City-Wide IP Surveillance System must be operational always.
Technical Certification of Integrator
Purpose: The Integrator must be able to support the City Wide IP Surveillance System in order for the system to remain fully operational.
School District Integration
Purpose: Maintaining a visible active presence in school campuses will reduce nuisance crime, and provide the necessary information for Emergency Responders. Sharing of surveillance assets ensures the borders of the school campus are seamless to the City-Wide Surveillance System.
Video Retention Capabilities- Track Record
Integrator must provide at least 3 City-Wide IP Surveillance Systems references where Video Buffering is in place.
Integrator must provide at least 3 City-Wide IP Surveillance Systems references that are recording video for jails, including interview rooms and custody facilities.
Purpose: The City-Wide IP Surveillance System will include video retention requirements and an Integrator must prove experience in this area.