College of Marin offers students an affordable education in one of the Bay Area’s most exclusive suburban regions. The college educates its student body on two campuses in order to provide a holistic educational experience.
A decentralized college strives to provide affordable, but effective, security for two very different and distinctive suburban campuses: one in the middle of a suburban town, the other out in the countryside.
A cost-effective, turnkey, multi-sensor array of OnSight Portable Surveillance Units, OnSight Portable Camera Adaptive Platforms that power 3rd party cameras, and OnSight Portable License Plate Readers from V5 Systems. The entire security solution can be flexibly deployed in diverse settings with no loss in efficiency.
Now the college PD can monitor both campuses from a single UI and use the same technology to address very different environments, increasing student and faculty safety in the process.
Los Gatos Police Department is a small, tech-savvy police force tasked with keeping the residents of Los Gatos, California safe.
An upscale California town with a rash of auto burglaries, related to a region-wide uptick in property crime, wanted to increase public safety within the constraints of a small-town budget and the desire for a low profile.
The OnSight Portable License Plate Reader was deployed to capture plate numbers of miscreants with high forensic detail. The OnSight Portable Surveillance Unit with Video Streaming was deployed as a force multiplier, providing officers with an extra set of eyes and ears. The units were equipped with solar and auxiliary power, with the ability to connect to AC power when appropriate.
Already, 12 suspects have been apprehended with this system, and the units have given officers an edge in the public safety arena.
A business was dealing with a million dollars in property theft and turned to its trusted, local, family-owned security firm, Illinois Alarm Service, to protect its assets.
Since the business was warehousing expensive property on a remote construction yard, Illinois Alarm Service needed to provide a solution that did not require fixed power and communications. The solution needed to address the remoteness of the location and the need for real-time information.
The OnSight Portable Surveillance Unit with Video Analytics was deployed in under 30 minutes. With onboard power, communications and computing, this turnkey platform proactively helped the business monitor and prevent property theft and damage. Real-time alerts to internet-enabled devices meant that the company would have immediate insight into who or what was on its property.
The business gained real-time visibility and the solution is providing ongoing security for the warehousing site. The deployment has created a buzz in the community as more enterprises in the neighborhood are starting to embrace solar-powered security as an affordable, intelligent way of forestalling crime. Meanwhile, Illinois Alarm is able to expand where it can solve problems and generate business.
Jay Lee and Jim Chaote, Field Construction Supervisors for the Santa Clara Valley Water District, responsible for the County’s many waterways, unclog debris and monitor sites in order to limit the effects of urban flooding, which place communities at extreme risk, especially the most vulnerable.
With high economic growth, burgeoning populations are creating pressure, moving into flood-prone areas and creating additional debris that affects waterways. The District needed a way to proactively monitor and address clogging and rising water levels; it also needed a system to provide residents, especially the County’s homeless, additional time to evacuate in the case of an emergency.
The District decided to install OnSight Portable Surveillance Units along waterways that had been covered by an unreliable system of old cameras cobbled together in a ‘network’. The district mounted the units on steel poles that had supported the old network. Deploying the new technology took less than 30 minutes per unit. Each unit is self-powered, relying on a proprietary solar, battery and power management system.
With reliable, 24/7 video streaming, Lee says the OnSight gives staff more time to get the word out to vulnerable populations in homeless encampments, protect property, get people out of harm’s way, respond to illegal dumping in waterways, and avoid public health issues. At the same time, crews can monitor conditions remotely. This not only saves manpower, but also keeps public employees out of harm’s way.
Jess Rodriguez, a seasoned systems reseller, has worked closely with a Silicon Valley city for many years providing security and other services.
With high growth, illegal dumping, graffiti and water monitoring became a significant challenge for the City. City officials needed a quick, cost-effective way to combat what had morphed into a million dollar-a-year headache.
With the V5 Systems self-powered platform, Rodriguez was able to address all the City’s needs. He immediately deployed OnSight Portable License Plate Readers, which provides 24/7 video surveillance and captures license plate data.
The portability of the OnSight unit with coupled surveillance and license plate capture has allowed the City to keep addressing the problem, no matter where it happens. As a certified V5 Systems installer, Rodriguez is able to offer redeployment services whenever the City needs. With a short sales cycle, Rodriguez can deploy more solutions faster while customers realize benefits right off the bat.
A local police department charged with securing an annual family-oriented, world-class outdoor event, spread over 40 acres, for a crowd of over 550,000 (five times the population of the town), over a period of 10 days.
To prevent a targeted Las Vegas-style gunshot massacre by eliminating delays in pinpointing the exact location of a shooter immediately, with actionable data to coordinate response from on-site patrols and 911-dispatched back-up to mitigate further damage and injury to thousands of innocent event attendees fleeing for their lives, all with a limited small-city budget.
Deployment of the V5 Acoustic Gunshot Sensor (GSL): the world’s first wireless, portable, self-powered gunshot detection/location system with real-time alerts. It can be easily configured and installed anywhere in under 30 minutes, then re-deployed again as needed.
The officers in charge monitored record-breaking crowds with ease and confidence, using smartphone apps to receive text alerts, complementing existing video-surveillance cameras, and successfully extending their security perimeter to keep their visitors safe, secure, and having such a good time they’re sure to return next year.
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