Hayward Rising Building A Better Future

December 2017

Hayward Rising: Building a Better Future

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At the heart of California’s busiest traffic corridor, Hayward’s downtown has been in the midst of a total makeover. However, this effort has been stymied by rampant crime. Situated near the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), vandalism, theft and drug dealing thrived in the city center because of the ease of escape for criminals. How did city officials get the number of street crimes to drop by over 60% within the first three months?

After researching traditional security camera solutions, city planners discovered a variety of limitations, including power requirements. Hayward’s city council and police department turned to the V5 Portable Security Unit (V5 PSU) to help realize a safer cultural hub, freed from the limitations of expensive fixed surveillance. Hayward PD could deploy and redeploy these self-powered units in locations that were difficult to protect before. Hayward can now refocus on a revitalization that promises a more beautiful, prosperous future. Hear from Hayward officer, Aaron Runolfson about the solution here.

Nabbing a Serial Shooter

A serial shooter’s four month reign of terror in south San Jose came to an end last summer. After 10 drive-by shootings and several wounded victims, San Jose PD leveraged the V5 Acoustic Gunshot Sensor, a portable and trainable gunshot detection system that accurately and rapidly identifies gunfire without needing fixed power. Police leveraged its portability to reposition the units 12 times in one month,
impossible with traditional systems, capturing the suspect, and bringing peace of mind back to the community.

Edge Compute Your Merlot

Imagine you’re the owner of a vast California vineyard. Monitoring growing conditions has been an expensive challenge. But what if you could use an app to analyze how your remote equipment is performing, resulting in that perfect red blend? Read on to see how companies like yours can capitalize on the potential of Industrial IoT applications.

Escape the Price Trap, Capture the Imagination through Innovation


With stiff competition from Chinese competitors and an increasingly commoditized space, American security companies need to shift the conversation from solely price to avoid a rat race to the bottom. However, 2018 is an opportunity for security companies to expand their technological offerings and lead the market as innovators. Find out how to escape the price fight by reevaluating your technology strategy.


Active Shooter at Work: What do you do?


Mass shootings have become all too real. Whether you work on a campus or in an office, make sure you have a plan. When an attack begins, what is the FIRST thing you should do, according to The Department of Homeland Security?

A. Fight
B. Hide
C. Run




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