Every year, attendees tell us the site tours are one of the highlights of the Secured Cities conference. And this year’s tours will not be the exception! In the first of our two scheduled site tours for Friday, November 15, attendees will be treated to a 2-hour, behind-the-scenes guided tour of the command and control facility of Baltimore’s CitiWatch program, one of the most sophisticated municipal surveillance networks in the country.
CitiWatch Services provides state-of-the-art video surveillance cameras throughout the City of Baltimore in an effort to assist police and other city agencies with public safety. The cameras are monitored 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by certified video surveillance monitors with law enforcement backgrounds. According to Baltimore Police Lt. Samuel Hood, the CitiWatch program was launched in 2005 by former mayor Martin O’Malley with an initial deployment of 50 cameras. The program now integrates 538 cameras from across the city into the Criminal Intelligence Watch Center located inside Baltimore Police Department headquarters.
CitiWatch can also view recorded footage for every camera, which is stored for 28 days. The video is recorded at a rate of 15-30 frames-per-second, and all video evidence is burned offsite, per the city’s video policy. Register for Secured Cities today, and experience first-hand how CitiWatch can enhance your public safety programs.
Secured Cities is honored to have two keynote speakers join the program – Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts. They will provide insight into the public safety trends and strategies of their city and how technology has been a force multiplier.
The best value in the industry! Join as at Secured Cities – the security and safety conference that provides the most value for your participant dollar! Not only does your registration fee provide access to invaluable educational opportunities, but it also includes all meals and a network reception. Register today at SecuredCities.com and enter promo code ‘Past’ for your savings. Many thanks to our growing lists of sponsors!