Our Surveillance platform can also be advantageous for smaller, local governments. A city might use security cameras to protect transportation facilities like bus stations, for example. Many localities in Canada use our video surveillance platform as their main method of local security.
At a smaller level, video surveillance can be applied to many more civic applications. Local governments and departments of transportation have used surveillance cameras to monitor traffic patterns. Traffic cameras, which capture data of drivers who speed or run red lights, help raise money through traffic tickets for city and local governments. Some local governments, like the city of Peterborough in Ontario, have begun to team up with local businesses, offering a reimbursement to businesses who install surveillance cameras to monitor public areas and boost security in high-traffic pedestrian areas.
Like surveillance cameras in federal and national applications, security cameras can also protect municipal and local government facilities like office buildings, courts, police stations, and museums. Temporary surveillance cameras are also a popular security technique used by law enforcement at protests, rallies and other public gatherings.
Penitentiaries – whether state, local, or federal – have adopted our security cameras and constant video surveillance as a form of security. A guard staff can only keep so much of a jail safe, and a video surveillance system helps officials ensure that all areas of the prison are kept secure and up to protocol. Surveillance cameras are also extremely helpful in monitoring prisoner behavior, especially with repeat problems like drug trafficking and gang violence