Eagle Eye completes Mexico City project
Eagle Eye Networks has completed a large scale, fully integrated city-wide surveillance program, installing 13,720 cameras in 4 months. The project has been a large success for Mexico City C5, contributing to the City’s Citizen
Safety mobile application. This mobile application facilitates content sharing for more effective neighbourhood watch and a panic SOS button.
Jaime Abad Valdenebro, CEO of Omnicloud.mx, stated, ‘Effective citywide surveillance is more than installing cameras in a few key locations; it’s about creating a platform that meets the unique needs of each municipality. In partnership with Eagle Eye Networks we leveraged the Eagle Eye Video API and SDK to customise a unique web application that is designed to integrate fixed, mobile body worn and vehicle cameras into one interface, providing an unprecedented level of insight and awareness into our cities operations.’
4G connectivity with Eagle Eye Networks’ bandwidth optimisation was utilised in order to facilitate this quick deployment, installing approximately 250 cameras per day at its peak. The cameras are all operational, remotely monitored and providing safety and security to citizens today.
This fast-paced installation occurred amidst the global supply chain challenges caused by COVID-19. However, Eagle Eye Networks’ strong partnership with both Omnicloud.mx and suppliers provided alternatives and solutions to keep the project on schedule.
The solution was chosen because the Eagle Eye Cloud Video API Platform provides an open solution that allows integration of new technologies (AI, advanced analytics, search, number plate recognition) and new devices from third party suppliers at any time. Future-proof technology and cybersecurity were crucial elements in the decision-making process.
Dean Drako, CEO of Eagle Eye Networks, added, ‘When deploying a city-wide surveillance project, scalability, retention and cellular transmission must be considered. Eagle Eye’s cloud video retention and massive on-demand scalability make it ideal for large scale deployments. To operate a large data centre system for video recording is expensive and challenging. With Eagle Eye’s subscription service we provide a more robust and lower cost answer for large scale deployments. Furthermore, our open platform provides a future proof solution, integrating AI, video analytics and advanced search at the click of a mouse.’