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Law enforcement takes place in mission-critical environments. This means that every incident that takes place requires an immediate response, relying on the use of physical security. Public surveillance technology serves this industry in a multitude of ways, largely having to do with access to incidents. This leads to the ability to produce quick and tailored responses to just about any situation.

Several varieties of video surveillance technologies have made the effective implementation of law enforcement much easier to achieve. Video analytics* provide valuable information in crime prevention and improving safety infrastructure. License plate recognition is a frequently utilized video analysis tool, and facial recognition technology continues to develop.

Surveillance technology can also link smaller, more private locations to law enforcement. For example, if someone is attempting to break into the location of your camera. The video analytics would recognize the event and notify the appropriate authorities. This technology reports even when you miss it, so no incident is goes undocumented.

How are VMSs useful to Law Enforcement?

A VMS serving any law enforcement entity must possess several features. These features are necessary for providing useful data on incidents and aiding in quick responses.

Archiving. Archiving is the ability to keep a record of previous data so that it may be accessed at a later date. In the case of law enforcement, it would be necessary for reviewing incidents.

Exporting. Exporting allows users to save and share their data, in this case surveillance footage, with other users.

Editing. Editing provides the opportunity to alter video snapshots for sharing only the most relevant data. Editing provides tools such as cropping, highlighting for emphasis, and blurring or redacting to ensure privacy standards are met.

A common concern when it comes to video surveillance is privacy, particularly when it comes to police surveillance. This data, however, is kept secure by the security solutions in place. Strict user and permission restrictions are enacted within a solution’s video management system in order to ensure the privacy and safety of citizens. Surveillance data is used for the protection of public spaces and for the people who utilize them.

Click here to learn more about Surveill VMS and how its capabilities for third-party integrations and scalability could lend to a comprehensive security solution, ensuring the safety of your organization.