The New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness has announced a new collaboration with Axis Communications, Swedish manufacturer of network cameras, to enhance video surveillance technology throughout the city.
Axis Communications said the video streaming availability will be to provide law enforcement and first responders an increase glimpse into the city with immediate situational awareness. While the technology will be especially helpful when the city is busier such as during Mardi Gras, video surveillance can also be incorporated on a more regular basis as well.
“New Orleans is a city with a population of around 400,000, with a police force of approximately 1,200. We are able to compete successfully for special events against larger cities due in large part to unique ability to handle big crowds,” said Ross Bourgeois, Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for the City of New Orleans. “That’s due to the professionalism, training and experience of our officers— and it’s due in part to our use of Axis technology to support the situational awareness shared from the Real Time Crime Center.”
Phase one of the project has concluded, and the City of New Orleans is working with Axis Communications on phase two now.