Motorola Wireless Surveillance Keeps US Town Safe

Motorola Wireless Surveillance Keeps US Town Safe
The Motorola Solutions business of Motorola, announced that Current Technologies, a full-service IT consulting firm and member of Motorola's channel program, has deployed its wireless video security solution in the Village of Maywood, Illinois to help local law enforcement better protect the safety of businesses and residents. Combining wireless broadband connectivity with video surveillance technology, Motorola's solution offers real-time access to footage from more than 80 locations across the village to increase situational awareness, improve incident response times and provide deterrence against criminal activity.

“Ensuring the safety and security of local businesses and residents is one of our top priorities, and the addition of real-time video surveillance capabilities has greatly strengthened these efforts,” said Tim Curry, Chief for Village of Maywood Police Department. “By opting for wireless broadband to backhaul video footage from video cameras across the village, we were able to greatly reduce the upfront equipment and installation costs while putting in place an infrastructure that has given us the flexibility to quickly shift or add video surveillance capability when and where it is needed.”

The wireless video security solution implemented by the Village of Maywood depends on a combination of two Motorola wireless broadband technologies to backhaul footage from wireless video surveillance cameras installed throughout the village's most troubled areas. Motorola intelligent access points (IAP) create mesh wide area networks to offer broadband access in locations where several cameras are installed. The mesh IAPs leverage the field-proven routing engine and one point wireless manager element management system, creating a self-forming, self-healing wireless broadband network. By connecting multiple cameras to a single IAP, the deployment costs are reduced with no need to trench cabling or incur monthly leased line charges for every location.

“We are seeing great interest from municipalities to deploy the latest technologies and help local law enforcement better protect the public, but budgetary constraints can often hamper these efforts,” said Steve Daugherty, President, Current Technologies. “Wireless networking technologies developed by Motorola help elevate these concerns by offering high-performance, reliable and secure connectivity at the fraction of the cost required by traditional wired or fiber approaches.”

The IAPs work in sync with Motorola network access solutions, which provide backhaul, ensure reliable and secure transport of data traffic between the village's neighborhoods and the core of the network, and deliver access to areas where only stand-alone cameras are needed.

“Cities are quickly recognizing the benefits that Municipal Services Networks offer, from unmatched flexibility to lower deployment costs and improved productivity,” said Scott French, MSSI VP, Wireless Mobility Sales, Motorola Solutions. “The deployment in Maywood is a great example of how Motorola and its partners are helping municipalities take advantage of the latest wireless broadband technologies to better protect the public's safety.”
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