In order to reduce street crimes and protect governmental buildings, the government of the city Wilkes-Barre in the United States has deployed eight VIVOTEK PZ6114 network cameras on the streets around an intermodal construction site.
The increasing crime rates, particularly robbery and street violence, have been a headache to the government of Wilkes-Barre. The police have failed to prevent or stop crimes in time as suspicious objects or individuals were not reported immediately, putting the citizens' lives at high risks.
The government opted for an IP surveillance system. As the place of interest is a wide open area and cameras were planned to be installed on a distributed basis, the government needed cameras with wireless functionality to reduce cabling costs.
An IP surveillance system consisting of eight VIVOTEK PZ6114 network cameras was deployed on the four corners of the intermodal transportation facility and connected to the police headquarters, where the control console is located. The eight network cameras are installed in pairs, along with a Proxim 5054 wireless bridge for backhaul to the city hall so as to keep the government updated with the activities on the streets.
VIVOTEK PZ6114 features 10x zoom capability, it can easily zoom in on any distant objects operator can rapidly capture clear-cut images. The eight network cameras offer a wide range of view with 270 degrees horizontal pan and 135 degrees vertical tilt, giving the police comprehensive control over the place of interest. In addition, the control site gains mutual communication capability with PZ6114's two-way audio functionality. Flexibility in monitoring and recording is also improved thanks to PZ6114's dual-codec support, video streams can be transmitted in either MPEG-4 or MJPEG formats.
The deployment of PZ6114 improves the police's efficiency by gaining complete control over the activities on the streets, the police prevent and stop crimes in time. Three days after the installation, the police station made its first arrest with the clear camera images and through PZ6114's two-way audio functionality.