Case Study ‐ City of Overland Park in Kansas

The Challenge: VCR Programming & the Flashing 12:00

The police department in Overland Park, Kansas, has long used in-car surveillance cameras to create a record of activities such as traffic stops and pursuits. Originally, collecting this video evidence entailed retrieving tapes from a trunk mounted VCR, cataloging them and transferring them to a storage facility. Chain of custody, reliability of the system and tape shelf life were all challenges.

“Fill ‘er Up”

Entering the digital age, the city recently replaced its outdated analog cameras with digital dash cams. Each high definition camera recorded its video stream to an SD memory card. Not by coincidence, a memory card fills up in about the amount of time a gas tank on a Ford Crown Victoria empties.

City of Overland Park Kansas

Always Full Service

John W, Network Architect at City of Overland Park Kansas, oversees a process whereby police cruisers automatically connect to the network while refueling and upload their data to a server. Gas pumps are necessarily located at a safe distance from the building housing the servers.

Key Benefits:
  • Improved efficiency
  • Higher resolution images
  • More accurate information retrieval
  • More reliable evidence
Safe, Secure, Reliable

Enable‐IT 828 Gigabit Ethernet/PoE Extenders provide a high speed link to power Aruba wireless access points near the pumps. While the cruiser’s tank is filling, the system initiates a secure transfer of the camera data, complete with a full audit trail to help insure admissibility in court.

The resulting process improves the department’s efficiency while reducing costs.

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