How State and Local Governments can quickly expand outdoor computing and security with self-powered technology

Smart and Safe Cities initiatives boil down to one thing: quality of life.

For municipalities that aspire to be Smart Cities, the transition can be seamless and easy. Their reliance on sensing and monitoring devices that are portable, sophisticated, and free from power infrastructure makes adoption easy and rapid. Wireless IIoT technology is now proven and ubiquitous, and big and small cities have a level-playing field to compete for the next tech global headquarters.

Enter Self-powered
Outdoor Computing and Security

Security infrastructure is one of the hottest areas of opportunity for the Industrial IoT and is critical to a city’s economic success. Whether it is illegal dumping prevention or gunshot detection, you need a solution that is affordable, quick to deploy and easy to use.

As of now, even with the best available traditional tools, you:

  • Are restricted by budgets that do not cover power and communications infrastructure in the outdoors

  • Have overextended police departments with analog support

  • Can only respond to available and often-sparse information

Keep the vibrant growth, reduce crime, and watch your community reclaim its vitality with V5 Systems Outdoor Edge Security solutions

Innovative Approach to
Smart and Safe City Initiatives

What You Need to Secure Your Community

The V5 Systems

Portable, self-powered units that can be deployed quickly

Fast -- deploys in under 30 minutes per unit

Technology that is user-friendly and mobile

Analytics on the edge generating real-time alerts sent to any smart device

Easy to expand security coverage for special events

Turnkey devices weighing less than 25 pounds with onboard solar and battery power management

Evidence to put offenders away

Downloadable, streamable HD video and audio

You make countless, split-second risk assessments every day to be there for your community. We believe in providing versatile and affordable security solutions for the communities you protect. Crime doesn’t sleep. Now, neither do you.

Nabbing a Serial Shooter

A serial shooter’s four-month reign of terror in California’s Bay Area came to an end last summer; in 10 drive-by shootings, several victims were wounded, and residents were terrified.


Highly mobile serial shooter

Serial shooter operating over a long time-span and large area

Escalating violence with potential for fatalities


Self-powered and portable gunshot detection

OnSound Acoustic Gunshot Detection, a portable and trainable gunshot detection system that accurately and rapidly identifies gunfire

Multiple units repositioned 12 times in one month, a near impossibility with traditional systems


Capturing a dangerous criminal

With a fraction of the manpower, SJPD captured the suspect and prevented a violent escalation that could have resulted in fatalities.

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CASE STUDY: Hayward Rising

At the heart of California’s busiest public traffic corridor, Hayward’s downtown just completed a total makeover, a transformation effort hindered by rampant crime.


A downtown plagued by street crime

High-traffic corridor with lots of petty crime including vandalism, theft and drugs

Transportation system nearby enabling easy escape

Could not access a permit trench for power and communications in the area


Self-powered and portable video surveillance

OnSight Portable Surveillance Units, chosen for independence from expensive trenching

Redeployable self-powered units operating in various locations throughout the city


A revitalized city with a hopeful future

60% crime reduction in the first three months

City can now refocus on its economic and cultural renaissance

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