Eagle Eye Networks announced completion of a large-scale Mexico City city-wide surveillance program, installing 13,550 cameras in a four-month period. At its peak, installation teams installed approximately 250 cameras per day during the project. The cameras are all operational and remotely monitored to provide safety and security to citizens.
4G connectivity with Eagle Eye Networks’ bandwidth optimization was utilized in order to facilitate the deployment. “In the future 4G and 5G technology will likely be a go-to solution for large-scale distributed surveillance projects. It can save a lot of time and money on installation,” said Dean Drako, CEO of Eagle Eye Networks.
This project has been a success for Mexico City C5, contributing to Mexico City's larger “Citizen Safety” mobile application. This mobile application facilitates content sharing for more effective neighborhood watch and a panic SOS button.
“Effective citywide surveillance is more than installing cameras in a few key locations, it’s about creating a platform that meets the unique needs of each municipality. In partnership with Eagle Eye Networks we leveraged the Eagle Eye Video API and SDK to customize a unique web application that is designed to integrate fixed, mobile body worn, and vehicle cameras into one interface, providing an unprecedented level of insight and awareness into our cities operations, ” said Jaime Abad Valdenebro, CEO, Omnicloud.mx.
The install occurred amidst the global supply chain challenges caused by COVID-19, however, Eagle Eye Networks’ strong partnership with both the integrator, Omnicloud.mx, and suppliers provided alternatives and solutions to keep the project on schedule.
Eagle Eye Networks solution was chosen because the Eagle Eye Cloud Video API Platform provides an open solution that allows integration of new cameras, new suppliers and new technologies (AI, advanced analytics, search, license plate recognition) at any time. Future-proofing the city’s investment and eliminating the headaches associated with managing large data centers was crucial in their overall solution decision.
“When deploying a city-wide surveillance project, scalability, retention, and cellular transmission must be considered. Eagle Eye’s cloud video retention and massive on demand scalability make it ideal for large scale deployments. To operate your own large data center system for video recording is expensive and challenging. With Eagle Eye’s subscription service we provide a more robust and lower cost answer for large scale deployments,” said Dean Drako, CEO of Eagle Eye Networks.
Two key pillars of success in a city-wide surveillance deployment are scalability and video accessibility. Eagle Eye Networks’ remote access, camera sharing, enterprise capabilities, continuous enhancements, and scalability make it ideal for cities of all sizes.
“More than half of the world’s population resides in cities, creating an increased demand for smart, accurate insights to help streamline everyday operations including public safety, traffic flow management, infrastructure and transportation. Enormous amounts of data collection, aggregation, and storage are necessary to drive the deep analysis that is required to produce these smart insights. The only way to efficiently manage this data is to aggregate and analyze in the cloud,” said Jeff Kessler, managing director of Imperial Capital and publisher of the Security Industry Annual Report.