Kenton Brothers would like to thank everyone who came out to the Truman Library last Friday, November 18th. Without you, our Secured Cities event would not have been the success it was. In addition, we would like to thank Anixter and OnSSI for the priceless information on what is becoming a very real need for municipalities: comprehensive, integrated municipal surveillance.
The need to combine resources and personnel, creating the highest efficiency for every arm of local government is now; and the concept of ‘shared’ cameras with the ability for dispatchers to efficiently respond to events is now possible with software from Anixter and OnSSI.
Please consider this potential test case: the director of the Parks and Rec department sets a virtual trip wire from his desk surrounding a $150,000.00 new playground on the outskirts of town. One Saturday night, a group of teenagers decide to loosen the bolts to the railings on this playground. The second one of those teenagers crosses the virtual trip wire, an alert is sent to Police dispatch where a dispatcher now has a live view of the park. The dispatcher attempts a remote talk-down, letting the would-be vandals know they need to vacate the premises immediately or an officer will be dispatched.
Typically, this would be enough. However, for our purposes, let’s say the teenagers continue on with their plan to loosen the bolts. The dispatcher can watch, in real time, the action on the playground. He/She notifies a police officer in the vicinity of the event taking place, talking the officer through what is happening as he arrives on the scene. The officer is now able to walk into the scene with full knowledge of how many vandals there are, where they are located, and what weapons they may be carrying. No more walking into an unknown situation. No more necessary patrols of outlying areas. No more insurance claims for damaged playgrounds.
Of course, this is just one of dozens of applications for the products we have available. Kenton Brothers can do a site visit and engineer a security system to fit your particular needs and problems. To set one up, give us a call at 816-842-3700.