IndigoVision’s IP video technology is at the heart of a ground breaking ‘Data Warehousing’ and surveillance system for the City of Calgary, Canada.
Data streams from different city operations are integrated into a centralized Oracle database. This powerful tool allows the city authority to analyze an amazing array of data. For example, for any area of the city a map can be pulled up showing crime statistics, including the number of crimes, what kind of incident it was and any associated video clips that have been imported from the IP Video system.
When Owen Key, the city’s chief security officer and manager of corporate security joined five years ago he was faced with an unmanageable surveillance system.
As he explains, networking was the solution.
“The city had many ‘islands’ of video from disparate inaccessible analog systems,” Key said. “As most of the metropolitan area is managed centrally, we soon realized that a networked environment was the only answer. IndigoVision’s excellent IP Video compression technology has allowed us to realize this vision and is one of the key factors in achieving the system we have today.”