Denver and Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) October 29, 2013
VideoSurveillance.com, a virtual security integrator, today announced the expansion of its CommunityCam initiative to Denver. CommunityCam is a free crowdsourced security camera map that creates consumer benefit in the network of privately placed cameras. The goal of CommunityCam is to provide local citizens and law enforcement with an innovative tool to anticipate, prevent and solve street crime in their communities.
In an effort to build safer neighborhoods, VideoSurveillance.com has made CommunityCam a free website for anyone with Internet access. CommunityCam can be used by victims of crime to check for nearby surveillance cameras that may have recorded an incident, simply by visiting http://www.VideoSurveillance.com/CommunityCam. Individuals can then report the location of that camera to the police or ask neighbors for help.
"Following several successful launches in multiple major cities across America, we are pleased to announce the expansion of our free crowdsourcing effort to the Denver area," said Josh Daniels, president and founder of VideoSurveillance.com. “It is our hope that the Denver Police Department will begin to tap CommunityCam as an additional resource to locate video footage in the event of a street crime, as we’ve seen in cities like San Francisco.”
CommunityCam users have plotted the location of more than 500 surveillance cameras in the greater Denver area to date, and over 8,000 in the U.S overall. Districts that have been most heavily mapped include Aurora, Arvada, Boulder, Downtown Denver, Englewood, Lakewood, Littleton and Westminster.
Denver joins other progressive cities, including Philadelphia, Portland and San Francisco, to help create safer communities. Citizens of these cities have adopted this easy-to-use crowdsourcing tool to map camera locations, including businesses, schools, or any camera visible from public property. CommunityCam is intended to benefit a broad number of people, including cyclists, runners, and walkers, who are vulnerable to hit-and-run accidents. CommunityCam empowers these groups to pinpoint where cameras are located so they can plan the safest and most monitored routes in and around their city.
CommunityCam is a trademark of VideoSurveillance.com, a virtual security integrator that specializes in the design and configuration of custom IP video security camera systems. Established in 2008, the Portland, Ore based company provides professional-quality security solutions to customers throughout the USA and worldwide. As IP video and security experts, the company's sales and technical support staff maintain advanced training certifications from leading IP video manufacturers including Axis, Avigilon, Milestone, Mobotix, Optica, Panasonic, Smartvue and Sony. The company provides security solutions to customers large and small, from thousands of small businesses to large corporate and governmental organizations including Bed Bath & Beyond, Harvard University, Lockheed Martin, NASA, US Postal Service and Xerox.