February 6, 2006
VIDEO SURVEILLANCE: IP + DIY = ROI
Leading edge technology, coupled with a do-it-yourself approach to unique, wireless installation, adds up to solid security return on investment for a “soft target” wastewater facility in the northeast.
New Jersey’s Attorney General got things rolling when, several years ago, he directed major wastewater treatment operations in the state to conduct vulnerability analysis of their facilities.
The Rockaway Valley Regional Sewerage Authority (RVRSA), located about 20 miles northwest of New York City, did more than just assess the risk exposure for the unprotected 21-acre site. Instead, the authority’s Executive Director Edward Ho has used the study as a guide to secure the site, including installing a Sony IP-based security system (Sony Security Systems, Park Ridge, N.J.) with nine IPELA network cameras channeling data to a server running Real Shot Manager, Sony’s command and control solution.