Market Focus: Government
MARKET FOCUS: Government & Municipal Security
A roundup of recent security applications and installations
Marietta, Ga. will be the ﬁrst LEED-certiﬁed (Leadership in Energy and Environ-
The City of Marietta, Ga., has mental Design) courthouse in the state of Ohio.
replaced most of its standalone The building’s glass facade, one of the key components of its en-
analog CCTV systems with a com- ergy-efﬁcient design, creates challenging indoor lighting conditions
plete integrated IP Video solution that require the use of more than 70 wide-dynamic-range cameras.
from IndigoVision. Buildings in the The cameras, impact-resistant
downtown government campus Roughneck V910D-WDR-IP5
and vitally important municipal domes from Vicon, are de-
utilities are now being protected The Cobb County Courthouse in signed to accommodate view-
Marietta, Ga., is under the watch- ing of areas with extreme light-
by a distributed IP-CCTV system
ful eye of an IP video system.
that can be monitored both cen- ing contrasts, such as backlit
trally and locally by each department. people and objects located
The city’s operational performance has improved partly because within the courthouse’s sun-
the solution is distributed — enabling any camera, video worksta- drenched corridors. In total, the The Franklin County Courthouse in
tion or video recorder to be located at any point on the network. This courthouse makes use of more Ohio is expected to open in early 2011.
also gives the city a scalable platform for future expansion. than 170 Vicon IP cameras, all
Control Center, the supplier’s Security Management Software, of which are viewed, controlled and recorded by an NVR-based Vi-
can be used by operators in the Crisis Management Center (CMC) conNet video management system.
in the event of a disaster. The software enables the security staff The VMS is fully integrated with a building-wide Software House
to view live and recorded video from the cameras; however, opera- C-CURE 9000 access control system and WonderWare detention
tors using departmental workstations only have access to cam- software for use within the building’s holding cell areas. The secu-
eras for which they have been granted permission. rity system is monitored from two control centers within the new
The solution was designed and installed by IndigoVision partner courthouse, one monitoring general building security and the other
South Comm. exclusively monitoring the detention area and holding cells.
Smithtown, N.Y. Asheville, N.C.
The Town of Smithtown, N.Y., has deployed The City of Asheville, N.C., has contracted Matrix Systems to stan-
network cameras from Axis Communications dardize its physical security in several municipal facilities with the
in its Highway Department yard as a ﬁrst supplier’s Frontier Universe access control system, an enterprise-
step in modernizing its existing analog video