Trapeze Networks, a Belden Brand and leader in enterprise wireless LAN equipment and management software, today announced that the Clarkston, GA, Police Department (CPD) has deployed a new wireless infrastructure and in-car digital video system from Trapeze Networks and Digital Ally, Inc. (Nasdaq: DGLY), Overland Park, KS. The system's videos capture evidence, train officers and provides for superb resident safety.
"Trapeze Networks is pleased that its solutions give the ability for the CPD to instantly transmit in-car surveillance videos which, in turn, contribute significantly to improving the city's violent crime rate and citizen satisfaction with the police force," said Trapeze President Dhrupad Trivedi. "The robust feature set in the Trapeze Networks solutions guarantees the CPD's wireless network has the highest levels of dependability and security needed to safely transfer the important video surveillance files."
The CPD is utilizing Digital Ally's DMV-500Plus In-car Video Systems which are fully integrated into replacement rear-view mirrors in its entire fleet of patrol cars to maximize ease-of-operation and use of space. The Trapeze Networks wireless network at CPD's station provides a simplified way to quickly transfer very-large video files from the patrol cars to the station's server. This ensures the video evidence remains untouched and, therefore, untainted. Instead of manually downloading the video files, the CPD now records each police stop and automatically sends the video file wirelessly, saving staff time and ensuring compliance with court evidence requirements. The videos are also used as police officer training tools.
"The citizen complaint rate has dropped significantly since we installed the wireless network and cameras," said Criss Hudson, Captain, Clarkston Police Department. "The officers love the new wireless video system that Trapeze and Digital Ally provide because it helps them improve their performance by studying the videos of their stops. Improving the validity of the evidence videos has strengthened the CPD cases, resulting in additional criminal prosecutions."
Ken McCoy, Digital Ally's Vice President of Sales and Marketing, said, "With the easy-to-deploy Digital Ally in-car video systems running over the scaleable wireless network, the CPD will be able to quickly and easily equip new patrol cars as they are added to its fleet. Our application works with many wireless infrastructure solutions but we prefer Trapeze in this case because of its reliability."