Hikvision and MPD winning formula

The Memphis Police Department (MPD) has been honoured with a Homeland Security Award as a result of their partnership with Hikvision. Presented by Government Security News, the award was given to MPD in the category of “Most Notable Law Enforcement Interdiction, Arrest, Counterterrorism, or Crime Prevention Program.”
The Government Security News awards programme was founded in 2009 to honour the distinguished vendors of IT, physical, and integrated security solutions, and the dedicated officials in federal, state, county, and municipal government whose combined efforts protect the United States from all threats.

When speaking of the awards handed out this year, Adrian Courtenay, CEO and editorial director of Government Security News, said “The technological advances from vendors and the ever more sophisticated programmes and strategies of government agencies are mind-boggling in their excellence.”

MPD’s use of video surveillance to protect the city of Memphis encompasses nearly 600 Hikvision cameras, many of which have smart features such as line crossing and intrusion detection that enable the cameras to send instant alerts to police officers when someone enters or leaves a designated area. Cameras are mounted on mobile trailers and utility poles, sending data to MPD’s Real Time Crime Center (RTCC), where a video wall displays live streams from cameras throughout the city. The RTCC incorporates customised software that provides information on criminal activity and crime patterns.