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Video: Helping Government Agencies Ensure Safer Communities and More Efficient Services for Citizens

September 11, 2012 - 0 Comments

Global government agencies are benefiting from video technologies to help ensure safer communities, reduce costs, and deliver more efficient services for citizens.

National security, public safety and emergency response organizations face challenges and increasing demands to help ensure safety and security.  In a crisis situation, every second counts. Potentially life-threatening situations change in a heartbeat, and decisions must be made in seconds.  Video surveillance technologies enhance situational awareness and act as a force multiplier to scale critical resources.

Video technologies are also helping government organizations scale and increase efficiency and to better serve citizens.

Video can help protect people and communities, it can also help improve the delivery of citizen services and streamline traffic flows on congested highways.   Linking the intelligent network of real-time video sensors helps government agencies capture intelligence and deliver services for citizens.

A great example is in Dallas, Texas.  See how the Dallas County Tax Office:

  • Ensures security for citizens and staff
  • Increases tax revenue collection for the county
  • Adjusts citizen services and staffing support with real-time adjustments
  • Prevents fraud
  • Provides for remote viewing from multiple locations to study effectiveness of policies and procedures

This week at ASIS 2012,  Cisco introduced Cisco Video Surveillance Manager 7.0 that delivers hyperscalable, flexible, and comprehensive physical security solutions.  The Cisco Video Surveillance Manager 7.0 is certified for Cisco virtualized Unified Computing System (UCS) environments . 

Cisco Video Surveillance Manager 7.0 is designed for applications such as video recording and provides streaming support for video-enabled locations and scales to support up to 10,000 IP Video Surveillance cameras per single Video Surveillance Manager instance, and up to 100,000 cameras when combined with Cisco Physical Security Operations Manager (PSOM).

Cisco is showcasing video intelligence capabilities at ASIS 2012 in Philadelphia this week with demonstrations of:

  • Cisco Video Surveillance
  • Cisco IP Cameras and Video Analytics
  • Cisco Physical Access Control
  • Cisco IPICS
  • Virtualized applications on the Cisco Unified Computing System
  • Cisco Physical Security Operations Manager
  • Cisco Medianet technologies that simplify video deployments
  • Cisco Remote Management Services

You can learn more about Cisco Physical Security.


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