Miami City Fights Crime With Messoa Surveillance
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Downtown Miami, Florida has a long history of crimes related to mob and drug activities, and the city still ranks among the top of having one of the highest crime rates in the United States. In effort to make the city safer, the Miami Dade County pledged to improve its public safety. A key part of the plan was to deploy a video surveillance system at security hotspots in high-risk neighborhoods.
The project took place at a County-owned housing for low income families. The housing management was looking for high-resolution yet cost-effective network cameras that clearly capture details in the monitored scenes and would provide police officers with real-time, evidence-grade video streams in case of incidents. The cameras also had to perform well in low light situations when criminal activities are most likely to occur.
Munway Technology, an experienced IP surveillance integrator based in Miami, set up a wireless system with MESSOA dome cameras, which were strategically installed at crime hotspots throughout the neighborhood. Without requiring extensive cabling, the wireless network enabled live streaming video to be sent to the NVR server at main office wirelessly and saved considerable installation costs. The clearly-captured images could be used to retrospectively investigate any illegal activities via the high-resolution playback footage.
The dome camera was chosen due to its excellent video quality and night visibility that makes it perfect for monitoring and positive identification. The project manager from Munway was especially impressed with the MESSOA's proprietary Lumii technologies at low light without seeing a lot of video noise.
The housing management was also very pleased with the image quality that the dome cameras provided. With the surveillance cameras in place, the security personnel can now easily monitor the hotspots at all times and have a better control of the situation around the neighborhood. The crime rates are expected to drop significantly, as those involved in crime-related activities will be fully aware they have now been closely watched.