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Mexico City completes city-wide cloud surveillance project

4G connectivity with Eagle Eye Networks’ bandwidth optimisation was utilised to facilitate the rapid deployment, installing approximately 250 surveillance cameras per day at its peak.

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The surveillance system contributes to the megacity’s larger “Citizen Safety” mobile project.
The surveillance system contributes to the megacity’s larger “Citizen Safety” mobile project.

A large scale, fully integrated city-wide surveillance programme utilising 4G connectivity has been rolled out in Mexico City to augment its existing C5 security system, providing additional safety and security to citizens.

 

According to video surveillance firm Eagle Eye Networks (along with reseller partner Omnicloud.mx), the installation of 13,720 cloud-managed cameras was “fast-tracked” for the cyber-secure programme and completed in four months.

 

Neighbourhood watch

 

This project for Mexico City’s C5 urban security system, is intended to contribute to the megacity’s larger “Citizen Safety” mobile application. The mobile application facilitates content sharing for more effective neighbourhood watch and a panic SOS button.

 

Eagle Eye Networks solution was chosen because the Eagle Eye Cloud Video API platform provides an open solution that allows integration of new technologies (AI, advanced analytics, search, license plate recognition), new suppliers, and new cameras at any time.

 

“Effective citywide surveillance is more than installing cameras in a few key locations, it’s about creating a platform that meets the unique needs of each municipality,” said Jaime Abad Valdenebro, CEO, Omnicloud.mx.

 

“In partnership with Eagle Eye Networks, we leveraged the Eagle Eye Video API and SDK to customise a unique web application that is designed to integrate fixed, mobile body worn, and vehicle cameras into one interface, providing an unprecedented level of insight and awareness into our cities operations.”

“Effective citywide surveillance is more than installing cameras in a few key locations, it’s about creating a platform that meets the unique needs of each municipality.”

 

According to the partners, 4G connectivity with Eagle Eye Networks’ bandwidth optimisation was utilised to facilitate this rapid deployment, installing approximately 250 cameras per day at its peak. The cameras are all operational and remotely monitored.

 

Future and cybersecurity proofing the city’s investment and eliminating the headaches associated with managing large premise-based data centres was, also reportedly, crucial in the selection decision.

 

“When deploying a city-wide surveillance project, scalability, retention, and cellular transmission must be considered,” added Dean Drako, CEO of Eagle Eye Networks.

 

“To operate your own large data centre system for video recording is expensive and challenging. With Eagle Eye’s subscription service, we provide a more robust and lower cost answer for large scale deployments. Furthermore, our open platform provides a future proof solution, integrating AI, video analytics, and advanced search at the click of a mouse.”

 

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