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
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.
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.
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.
An excellent place to observe who is entering a public building, cameras
viewing a reception area can help prevent crime.
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*Content courtesy of Axis Communications