As part of the project initiated in 2011 by the Urban Security Company (Esu) in Colombia, the city of Medellin has expanded its investment in AXIS Communications IP video surveillance systems with 35 new cameras with HDTV quality, which add up to the nearly four hundred devices of this provider already installed.
Authorities in the Colombian city of Medellin have once again relied on network video surveillance technology Axis with the acquisition of 35 new IP cameras, specifically the Q6044-E model, HDTV quality, to monitor the El Poblado area.
This investment is part of the project of transitioning the analogue security system that had the city to a digital one, that started in the year 2011 by the Esu, State company dedicated to design, integration and systems to support public citizen security policies, through the Colombian Ministry of Security.
The city of Medellin, composed of a total of 16 Communes, 249 neighborhoods and 5 corrections, with a population of 2.223.078 People, Approximately, has been marked by social and criminal conflicts in its different areas.
Migration from analogue to digital
Anixter companies are involved in this project to migrate and implement a networked video surveillance system in Medellin, Axis Communications, Genetec, Alvarion And ship, in collaboration with the ESU alliance- Electric Junction, that has been implemented at different stages; first with an IP design that would allow analog cameras to be maintained by installing Axis Q7401 encoders and Q6034 dome type devices from this same manufacturer, with a deployment of about four hundred IP cameras.
With an initial investment in this $5 million network security plan, which is currently estimated at a total of sixteen million, Approximately, migration of the entire city's emergency and security system has also been envisaged, called the SIES-M Integrated Emergency and Metropolitan Safety System, with the aim of integrating and coordinating all state agencies in this area.
This integrated and unified solution has not only optimized the resources and services provided to citizens in security and emergency situations, but has enhanced the fight against crime and the reduction of crime through the use of technological tools, Administrative, operational and training.
The incorporation of 35 new AXIS Q6044-E cameras with HDTV quality to this project has been intended to monitor the commune 14 of the city, called El Poblado. Since its installation and according to official data, have been carried out 250 catches and 9 firearm seizures between August and September this year.
For Luis Alberto Delgado, Axis Communications manager, "a broad set of cities has experienced a reduction in crime rates after implementing a preventive public safety policy, that optimizes the police force through intelligent technologies that enable predictive work to be done in anticipation of crime and identification of suspects".
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