Honeywell Smart Video Technology Aids Delaware Capitol Police

Honeywell announced that its Active Alert suite of intelligent video analytics technology was installed by the Delaware Capitol Police to help officers identify security threats, such as a person entering a restricted area or an unauthorized vehicle entering a parking area.

Active Alert serves as a key component of the department's overall security system, administered by Honeywell's Pro-Watch security management system, which was also included in the recent installation. Capitol police officers are using Pro-Watch Corporate Edition as the overarching platform that controls the entire system and provides real-time monitoring.

The Delaware Capitol Police services approximately 100 state buildings throughout Delaware, including the governor's mansion and residence. The department monitors numerous video surveillance systems deployed throughout the state, both from a centrally-located command center or remotely from local offices.

"One person watching numerous cameras can often accomplish a lot more than several officers patrolling the area, and technology like Honeywell's Active Alert can help officers prioritize their responses," said Capt. David Hunt of Delaware Capitol Police. "Active Alert allows our officers to work smarter. It provides another set of eyes around the perimeter of the buildings and in critical areas that require constant surveillance."

Installed by Dover-based integrator Advantech, Inc., Active Alert enhances the effectiveness of department officers by surveying areas that cannot be physically monitored at all times and automatically alerting operators when it detects suspicious behaviors. Officers can then appropriately respond to incidents.

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