Motorola recently joined Los Angeles’ mayor and chief of police to unveil a municipal wireless network and video surveillance system in the city’s Jordan Downs public housing complex.
The wireless network is a part of a project designed to help curb criminal activity and provide a safe environment for residents in one of the city’s most notorious high-crime public housing areas. The system will also eventually expand to supply public wireless broadband access to residents and schools in the area.
The deployment was spearheaded by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) in a partnership with the US Department of Justice and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The network encompasses 10 wireless video surveillance cameras and the Motorola MotoMesh network. It provides public safety users with wireless broadband access to critical applications and live video surveillance feeds using Motorola Mobile Video Sharing.
With Mobile Video Sharing, LAPD officers are able to use their laptop computers or handheld devices to pan across surveillance locations and even zoom in and out on suspected criminal activity, allowing the officers to increase situational awareness and presence in the community.
In addition, Los Angeles city fire units that respond to calls in Jordan Downs will also have access to video feeds provided by the system.
The network will also be used to provide residents and public schools in the Jordan Downs area with WiFi access to the internet.