IPVideo Corporation Brings State-of-the-Art Citywide Surveillance to Fort Myers, FL

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IPVIdeo Corporation has completed deployment of a SentryVMS citywide surveillance and video management system that connects 49 ultra-high definition IP cameras via a bi-directional wireless gigabit infrastructure to a command center at Police Headquarters. The technology leverages cameras 10 times more powerful than traditional security cameras, providing unprecedented visibility for law enforcement to monitor pedestrian and vehicular traffic, and may serve as model installation for municipal security solutions nationwide.

Fort Myers, FL

The technology used here leverages cameras that are 10 times more powerful than traditional security cameras.

IPVideo Corporation, manufacturer of IP-based video surveillance and command center solutions, today announced the successful completion of a comprehensive video surveillance installation for the City of Fort Myers, FL. The project was initiated in response to the deadly shooting at the zombie-themed street festival that occurred in downtown Fort Myers in October of 2015. IPVideo Corporation’s SentryVMS video management system now connects 49 ultra-high definition IP cameras strategically deployed throughout the city to monitor pedestrian and vehicular traffic. This highly sophisticated system was deployed in only three weeks, meeting the city’s compressed timeline to have enhanced security in place for the city’s popular New Year’s Eve celebration.

The majority of the new cameras deployed are state-of-the-art, 33 megapixel, 180 degree models from Axis Communications. Each camera features three separate 4K lenses, providing a tremendous amount of high definition video. IPVideo President, David Antar, explains, “The technology used here leverages cameras that are 10 times more powerful than traditional security cameras. In fact, a total of 33 cameras are providing 99 super high-definition video feeds to the city.” Additional HD pan-tilt-zoom cameras, strategically placed, allow system operators to zoom in on any aberrant activity spotted by the super megapixel fixed cameras.

Due to the large quantity of video data coming from the cameras, the SentryVMS system must support extremely high bandwidth requirements and deliver exceptional storage capacity and processing power. Four 72 terabyte Enterprise servers running IPVideo’s SentryVMS provide the city with redundancy and sufficient video storage. In addition, a comprehensive, bi-directional wireless gigabit infrastructure, supported by technology manufactured by Siklu, enables the city to wirelessly monitor the new cameras from a command center installed at the downtown Police Headquarters. Ultimately once IPVideo’s C3Fusion PSIM is implemented, this infrastructure will allow emergency responders to pinpoint the location of incoming 9-1-1 calls and automatically call up cameras closest to this location.

"The operators who will be viewing the cameras will be able to pull up and see what's going on in a specific area, in clear, high definition," said Antar. “In addition, SentryVMS has the capability to allow city officials to monitor these cameras live, on mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets.”

Fort Myers Mayor, Randy Henderson Jr., says of the system’s capabilities, “There isn’t a city in America right now, this moment, that is as sophisticated as the City of Fort Myers in this regard … in the way of surveillance, in the way of reaching out and having the opportunity to catch a would-be perpetrator who’s going to decide to threaten our citizens.”

About IPVideo Corporation: An industry pioneer since its introduction of one of the first network-based surveillance recording solutions in 1996, IPVideo Corporation is now at the forefront of developing unique, innovative solutions that harness the power of IP video technology. Today, the Company’s systems are trusted by Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and municipalities, utilities, healthcare facilities, school districts and leading universities to mitigate risk while protecting people and property. A commitment to an open-standards philosophy and delivering best-in-class performance and value underlies all offerings―from physical security solutions that bridge to the Internet of Things, to purpose-built HD audio/video recording solutions for education, law enforcement, healthcare, and beyond. The company’s worldwide client base is served by a network of certified distributors, dealers and system integrators, who benefit from ongoing corporate support and training. IPVideo Corporation is headquartered in Bay Shore, NY. For more information, visit http://www.ipvideocorp.com.

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