Originally, some departments in the City had analog cameras attached to DVRs to record activity in their offices, monitor inventory or have audit capabilities. In recent years, the need to have a visual of that activity in real time has become very important. We contacted Access Technologies for an enterprise system that would provide a comprehensive solution. The system they designed and installed is IP based and covers several buildings. The storage of the digital files can be staggered as well, allowing us to set a longer term for the police department's files than for the clerk's office. Our system is broken out by department so that each department's authorized users can access their own information as well as our overall administrator. It's expandable over time, customized by department to handle what they need, and it given us much greater security.
-Ken Luchini, Radio Communications and Electronics Supervisor