TuWay provides wireless video solution in public housing developments
"We have been extremely pleased with TuWay’s performance on this project. From initial planning and design through the initial implementation, both TuWay and the equipment they installed exceeded our expectations.”
The Housing Authority of Monroe County
The Housing Authority of Monroe County (HAMC) wanted to place video surveillance cameras at multiple public housing developments to help deter crime, resolve tenant disputes, and assist in solving crimes that did occur.
They knew a conventional wired camera infrastructure in these outdoor environments would be costly to install, maintain, and keep secure. They also wanted a solution that would allow them to transmit video from the housing developments to the HAMC administrative offices without incurring the high cost of monthly telephone company charges, and share either real-time or archived footage with the local police.
It was also important that the solution was scalable so that more cameras could be easily added as well as new applications without a major system upgrade.
Through thoughtful planning and design, and input from a variety of potential system users, TuWay came up with a solution to meet all of HAMC’s needs. TuWay used a combination of wired and wireless IP video cameras to minimize deployment and ongoing maintenance costs.
To eliminate recurring telephone company charges, TuWay licensed microwave links to backhaul the video to HAMC offices and police headquarters to allow them video on demand. They also used wireless 802.11 (WiFi) outdoor access points, which served a dual purpose of aggregating wireless video in the subdivisions while also allowing police to access video from the laptops in their vehicles.
The use of IP cameras allows for easy video sharing and flexibility and scalability in regard to relocating cameras or adding more while incurring minimal expense. The system also provides for future expansion and capabilities for police to access Records Management Systems and other information housed at police headquarters from vehicles in the field. To minimize cost and simplify maintenance, non-proprietary WiFi hardware is used in the police vehicles.