My recent trip to Philadelphia was enlightening. It has been widely reported that only 40% of the camera’s in the city’s $15 million video surveillance system work and the city auditor has pegged that number as low as 32%. Where are things at now?
While customers, integrators and designers rightfully focus on the cost of a new IP video system and work to reduce it, the other critical question that needs to be asked is what is the cost of maintaining and servicing system failures and downtime. For a case study that shows how important this question is you need only look at the City of Philadelphia audit of their surveillance system. The initial audit identified that only 43% of the cameras were working. Download the report here: Philadelphia_PoliceSurveillanceVideo-FollowUp_2013
The mayor’s office disputed that finding claiming 90% of the cameras worked. So they had a follow up audit and a year later…. Well, they’ve got only 32% percent working. Yep, a year later, after this scathing report got the city to leap into action, a follow up audit found only 32% of the city’s cameras are working.
Week one of the “End of Missing Video” Tour was met with enthusiasm, interest and new trial activations with leading enterprises by forward thinking CSOs.
Tired of missing video, video downtime and having no executive oversight of your infrastructure? Then help us be “The End of Missing Video” and meet with me during this amazing cross-country tour!
This is an exciting time, so I am taking a minute to write about it. Next week I embark on my “The End of Missing Video” tour visiting leading executives at Security 500 enterprises across the country to introduce them to Viakoo, which enables them manage their security applications with the unique and vital automation and information, for the first time.