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DVTel & partners showcase capabilities through Baltimore’s CitiWatch Program at Secured Cities conference in Baltimore
Baltimore, MD — Municipalities across the United States convened in Baltimore to share the challenges, solutions and best practices in creating a safe and secure environment for their citizens and assets. Baltimore’s CitiWatch Program was showcased, with a live tour of one of five Baltimore Police Monitoring Centers, which utilize DVTel’s Network Video Management System (NVMS) to provide round-the-clock proactive monitoring from dedicated surveillance rooms.
What started in 2005 with 50 cameras has grown to 542 cameras deployed throughout the city’s downtown center and many neighborhoods, integrated into DVTel’s Latitude Network Video Management System platform.
“This conference and DVTel’s value proposition to the municipalities market is about preventing crime and saving lives,” said Paul Smith, VP Sales for the Americas. There are many organizations here today who are at the same place Baltimore was in 2005, with a few cameras and a non-integrated system, but with the drive to build a plan that works.”
DVTel and partners Tele-Tector, KLM and KBC Networks had the opportunity to meet with many organizations still in the infancy stages of planning or building a video surveillance infrastructure. Baltimore Mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake shared the criticality of the city’s commitment to investment in video surveillance initiatives at a time when municipalities are challenged with reduced budgets, noting this is not the place to cut corners. Her drumbeat was: Start small. Get it right. Review lessons learned. Grow.
“The attendees at this conference are at various stages of the video surveillance spectrum – from having 12 cameras with no true video management system to the City of Baltimore, which is a true model for cities nation-wide and globally. In fact, the Baltimore Police have instilled an open door policy in sharing their experiences and have had visits from organizations from all over the world,” said Kristian Gragg, KLM Marketing.
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