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Securing Cities: Transforming Safety with a City Camera System

Unveiling the Power of Surveillance: City Camera Systems by Verkada

Welcome to Monarch, your trusted source for advanced city camera systems. With Verkada’s cutting-edge technology and our expertise, we empower cities to enhance public safety, monitor traffic, and safeguard critical infrastructure.

Verkada’s city camera systems provide high-quality video surveillance and intelligent analytics for real-time monitoring and efficient incident response.

Connect with our security experts at Monarch to explore how our solutions can meet your specific needs and ensure a safer, smarter city. Take the first step towards comprehensive security today.

Protecting Communities: Discover the Benefits of City Camera Systems

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City camera systems offer numerous benefits in monitoring and securing busy environments. With Verkada’s advanced camera solutions, you can expect:

  • Enhanced Public Safety: City cameras act as a deterrent to crime and help law enforcement respond quickly to incidents.
  • Crime Prevention: The presence of cameras discourages criminal activities and assists in identifying suspects.
  • Traffic Management: Cameras enable real-time traffic monitoring, optimizing flow, and minimizing congestion.
  • Emergency Response: City camera systems aid in identifying emergencies promptly, allowing for swift response and assistance.
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection: Cameras safeguard important assets and infrastructure, deterring vandalism and theft.
  • Evidence Collection: High-quality video footage provides valuable evidence for investigations and legal proceedings.
  • Data-driven Insights: Intelligent analytics provide valuable insights into urban patterns and trends for effective planning.

Connect with Monarch’s security experts to discover how our city camera systems can transform your surveillance and ensure a safer community.

What to Look in City Camera Systems

When choosing a camera system to monitor cities, it’s important to consider key features that ensure effective surveillance and security. Look for the following:

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High-resolution Cameras

Opt for cameras with high resolution to capture clear and detailed images, allowing for accurate identification and evidence collection.

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Wide Coverage and Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) Functionality

Choose cameras that offer wide coverage and PTZ capabilities to monitor large areas and enable real-time tracking of subjects.

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Advanced Analytics

Seek camera systems equipped with intelligent analytics such as object detection, facial recognition, and license plate recognition to enhance situational awareness and automate monitoring tasks.

Why Choose Verkada?

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Verkada solutions stand out from traditional security systems because they are designed to be user-friendly, scalable, and flexible all while providing enterprise-grade security.

With cutting-edge AI technology, machine learning capabilities, and camera analytics, Verkada’s city camera systems help create smarter and safer spaces.

  • Solid-state Storage (SSD): No NVR, DVR, or servers necessary.
  • Simple Plug-and-Play Install
  • Time lapse
  • Floor Plan
  • Regular, Automatic Software Updates
  • Remote Access 24/7
Limitlessly Smart
  • Unlimited Storage on Camera and Cloud
  • Unlimited Users Allowed
  • Infinitely Scalable

Verkada Surveillance City Camera System

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Verkada’s city camera systems for businesses provide unmatched protection and control with top-of-the-line cameras. With ultimate clarity 24/7 monitoring, and AI-based analytics, Verkada’s indoor and outdoor camera options cater to your specific security needs.

Enhance surveillance for your city with Verkada’s advanced security camera solutions.

The Dome Series for City Camera Systems

The Dome Series from Verkada provides enterprise-grade security in a variety of models suitable for any environment – indoors or outdoors. These IP security cameras with analytics have a long-lasting, vandal-resistant design and sensor resolutions of up to 4K.

  • Durable, vandal-proof housing with outdoor models having a weather-resistant design
    • Indoor models: IK08 impact rating
    • Outdoor models: IK10 impact and IP67 weather ratings
Functionality and Storage
  • High resolution cameras — 5MP or 4k
    • 4k available only on CD62 & CD62-E
  • Max of 365 days of footage storage in standard quality
  • 128GB – 2TB of onboard storage
  • Equipped with audio
  • Low–bandwidth impact
  • Edge processing for motion, People, and Vehicle Analytics
  • Occupancy Trends available only on Dome Series cameras
  • Zoom capabilities – both optical and digitally
    • CD42, CD42-E: Fixed, with 3x Zoom Digitally
    • Other models: Zoom, with 3x Optical and Digital Zoom
  • IR Range
    • 15m (CD42, CD42-E)
    • 30m (CD52, CD52-E, CD62, CD62-E)60

The Bullet Series for City Camera Systems

The Bullet Series from Verkada is built to withstand extreme conditions, and its conspicuous appearance is meant to deter would-be assailants. Essentially, it is the ideal cloud-based security camera for harsher areas.

  • Durable and weather-proof
  • Lens – Choose between wide-angle or telephoto
Functionality and Storage
  • High resolution cameras – up to 4k
    • 4k available only with CB62-E and CB62-TE
  • Max of 365 days of footage retention in standard quality
  • 265GB–2TB of onboard storage
  • Low–bandwidth impact
  • License Plate Recognition available only for telephoto cameras
  • Edge-based processing for motion, people and vehicle analytics
  • NDAA compliant
  • Zoom capabilities
    • CB52-E, CB62-E: Zoom, with up to 3x Optical and Digital zoom
    • CB52-TE, CB62-TE: Telephoto Zoom, with 8-20mm focal length
  • IR Range
    • CB52-E, CB62-E: 30M
    • CB52-TE, CB62-TE: 50M

The Mini Series for City Camera Systems

Verkada’s mini series offers a compact and discreet security solution for cities. These cameras are designed to be small and unobtrusive, making them well-suited for installation in tight spaces or in areas where a larger camera may be noticeable.

  • Small and discreet camera with 5MP resolution
Functionality and Storage
  • Max of 365 days of footage retention in standard quality
  • 128GB – 2TB of onboard storage
  • Low band-width impact
  • Edge–based processing for motion and tamper detection along with People Analytics
  • Fixed, with up to 3x Digital Zoom
  • Audio available only on CM41 and CM41-E
  • IR Range: 15m for CM41 and CM41-E
    • N/A for CM41-S

The Fisheye Series for City Camera Systems

Verkada’s fisheye cloud-based security camera offers dynamic viewing experiences with sophisticated onboard processing and a wide–angle 12MP image sensor. In fact, there are five different viewing options available to users: panoramic, digital pan-tilt-zoom, 2-way split, 3-way split, and 4-way split.

  • Durable and weatherproof
    • IP67 weather rating and IK10 impact rating
  • 12MP image sensor for wide–angle coverage
Functionality and Storage
  • Max of 90 days of footage retention in standard quality
  • 512GB–2TB of onboard storage
  • Low–bandwidth impact
  • 180 degree field of view
  • Five viewing modes
  • Nighttime visibility with IR illuminators (20m/66ft)
  • NDAA
  • Equipped with audio

People Analytics – City Camera Systems

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People Analytics combines cloud-based computer vision with intelligent edge-based video processing to give users high-quality images of every person recognized in the scene.

  • Face Search*
    • You can quickly find people who look like a face you already have in your organization. You can also upload an image of a face of a person of interest.
  • Occupancy Trends
    • Estimate the number of people who cross a customizable digital line on a video feed.
    • Keep track of how a space is being used in order to improve business operations.
  • Person History 
    • Search through high-resolution snapshots of people detected in the frame.
    • Save screenshots or easily access associated high-resolution video.
  • Filters for Attributes
    • Filter by a variety of criteria, such as clothing color, gender appearance, and facial matches.
  • Cross Camera Tracking
    • Quickly identify people of interest or potential suspects across all cameras at all sites.
    • Record and export multiple angles of a person to provide evidence quickly.

*It is important to use the face recognition technology ethically, respecting individuals’ rights to privacy and avoiding bias.

Case Study of City Camera Systems: City of Parkersburg

The City of Parkersburg, West Virginia, faced the challenge of increasing crime rates and the need for a scalable solution to enhance physical security. Monarch provided an effective Verkada city camera system to address their needs. With Verkada’s easy installation and deployment, flexible camera placement, and seamless access to footage through Command software, Parkersburg law enforcement and the IT department gained valuable resources. The city witnessed significant advancements in proactive security measures, ensuring a safer environment for its residents and visitors.

Weve jumped 10 years ahead from where we were just a year ago. Joseph Martin, Police Chief, City of Parkersburg

24/7 Remote Surveillance

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Remote security monitoring is a process that allows security professionals to keep an eye on your property and assets from afar 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Step 1: Choose the Cameras for Site Surveillance

You begin by determining which cameras will be watched and at what times. Verkada’s high-tech AI analytics then notify on-call security personnel whenever a human is detected at the scene.

Step 2: Security Officer Checks for Danger

Second, when an alarm goes off, the people who are watching the live video feed will look at the footage to see if anything is in immediate danger.

Step 3: Security Officer Responds to Incidents

Ultimately, if there is a real danger, the monitoring agent will immediately contact the customer’s call list. In the event of an emergency, customers can also request that agents contact the appropriate authorities.

What is the Command Platform?

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The Command platform is the central management platform for Verkada multi camera security systems. It allows users to easily view, manage, and analyze footage from all cameras in the system. The platform is accessible from any device and from virtually any location in the world.

Features of the Command Platform

The Command platform is designed to provide users with a centralized and intuitive interface for managing their facial recognition cameras. With its advanced analytics and management capabilities, the Command platform makes it easy for users to stay informed and in control of their security system at all times. Consider the following features:

  • View live and archived footage from all cameras in the system
  • Search for specific people, vehicles, and objects using smart filters
    • Filter visitors by a wide range of criteria, such as time of day, date, appearance, clothing color, backpack detection, and facial matches
    • Search through high-resolution snapshots of people detected in the frame
    • Cross camera tracking: Identify people of interest or potential suspects across all cameras at all sites
  • Receive live alerts for meaningful events
  • Share live feeds via SMS
  • View motion plots on a floor plan to quickly respond to incidents
  • Estimate the number of people crossing a digital line for occupancy trends

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Frequently Asked Questions – City Camera Systems

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What are safe city camera system?

A city camera system is a network of cameras strategically placed throughout a city to monitor public areas and enhance safety.

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What is smart city surveillance?

Smart city surveillance refers to the use of advanced technologies, such as city camera systems, to monitor and manage urban areas for enhanced safety and efficiency. It involves the integration of cameras, sensors, and data analytics to gather real-time information and enable proactive responses to incidents.

Smart city surveillance systems, like those offered by Monarch, provide features like video analytics, intelligent alerting, and centralized management, enabling cities to optimize resources, detect and prevent crimes, and improve overall quality of life.

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How do city camera systems help improve public safety?

City camera systems provide real-time surveillance, deter crime, assist law enforcement investigations, and help monitor traffic and public spaces.

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Can city camera systems be customized for specific needs?

Yes, city camera systems can be tailored to meet the unique requirements of each city, including camera placement, analytics, and integration with other security systems.

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Are city camera systems compliant with privacy regulations?

Yes, modern city camera systems prioritize privacy by allowing access only to authorized personnel and implementing features like redaction and privacy masking.

Safer Cities with Camera Systems

Implementing a city camera system is a crucial step towards enhancing public safety and reducing crime rates. With the advanced features and benefits they offer, such as improved monitoring, crime prevention, and high-quality video footage, these systems are becoming essential tools for law enforcement and city authorities.

Monarch, as a trusted seller of Verkada products, can help you navigate the options and find the right city camera system to meet your security needs. Connect with our security experts today to learn more.