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Hikvision Video Surveillance Secures Crime Lab in Colorado
City of Industry, CA – HikvisionÒ USA, the North American leader in innovative, award-winning IP video surveillance and CCTV products, has provided a state-of-the art surveillance solution to Colorado’s Greenwood Village Police Department for use in its crime lab. This solution, which incorporates Video Content Analysis (VCA) as well as 360° fisheye technology, allows the Greenwood Village police to protect forensic evidence from external threats as well as improve employee accountability and monitor departmental procedure.
The Greenwood Village Police Department’s crime lab is a vital facility inside which evidence from crime scenes is stored, including firearms, narcotics, and cash. The primary goals for the video surveillance solution were to integrate VCA into the critical areas of the crime lab to boost employee accountability, while creating new security capabilities as well.
“We had a system before but it was very archaic and outdated. There was no recording capability except for live viewing by the dispatch center. It couldn’t detect motion and was in limited areas,” remarked Commander Joe Gutsgell, division commander of the Greenwood Village Police Department’s Investigations Unit.
Safe Systems Inc. in Louisville, Colorado, provided their technical expertise when installing the crime lab’s new video surveillance system. They chose Hikvision products due to Hikvision’s reliable performance, excellent customer support, and cost-effective product line. Hikvision’s 6 MP fisheye camera (DS-2CD6362-IV) allows for broad yet precise coverage of the evidence room. The fisheye is designed to capture images from every corner of a particular location and eliminate blind spots: a helpful, cost-effective solution for small, indoor spaces like this one. One camera takes on the job of what required three or more fixed cameras in the past.
“We’re taking advantage of the 360° fisheye to look at three doors simultaneously: the exterior door, an interior door to another part of the office, and the evidence room,” explained Mark Overland, senior safety and life security consultant of Safe Systems Inc.