City of Greenville Surveillance Project, Phase 1 (Downtown/W. 5th Street)
Designed and Engineered by JTek Customs & Clearsite Communications
Index City of Greenville Surveillance Project
About Our Partners
Squad Car Integration
Why a Pilot?
Wireless Network Topology Layout
Mobile Command Units Future Growth
Training and Maintenance Cost Analysis
Setting the Standard
City of Greenville Surveillance Project Throughout the state of North Carolina, Greenville is known as a city of rich history and tradition. It is also known as a key area for professional, social and civic advancement, most recognizable in the latest revitalization efforts in the downtown area and the current discussions of economic development and strategies among noted community leaders. Because the pulse of Greenville is comprised of an active student community, industrious business owners, and very aware citizens, the city cannot afford not to extend its progressive thinking towards advancements in public protection. Updating the current surveillance system will do just that; at the same time, doing so will align public safety efforts with the recent changes to the downtown deployment plan instituted by the Greenville Police Department. Our goal at JTek is to provide the city of Greenville with a surveillance network and technology infrastructure that will provide situational awareness and, when needed, obtain evidence-‐grade video to secure convictions when instances of public misconduct occur. The idea is to deploy a pilot for the city that will be engineered to stand the test of future growth and expansion in Greenville. The system will have many benefits to the city and university residents, business owners and Greenville Police Department, and will create a progressive standard of city surveillance. With our proposed plan, we will answer the call of the public and city council to effectively deal with community safety in the downtown and West Greenville areas.
About Our Partners Building a video security network in an environment such as Greenville is a huge and complex undertaking, and as evidenced by previous network attempts, can quite possibly lead to failure without the proper teams and elements in place. To successfully build a video-‐based intelligence network that Greenville law enforcement urgently needs requires two distinct sets of expertise. First, human interface, communication, and coordination are a definite necessity. Speaking with business owners and coordinating with the city council and the GPD are essential elements in laying the groundwork for a successful project. The second area of expertise needed is a technical understanding of the downtown Greenville video network. The City of Greenville is a multifaceted environment with respect to its video security network. Lack of critical elements such as clear line of sight, unstable or lack of power, Wi-‐Fi traffic saturation, and difficult to reach camera locations are just a few of the challenges with the Greenville video network. Further, archiving security data and making it available forensically as well as tactically are essential elements in determining the overall worth of the video security network as a whole. This proposal brings together the expertise of two companies that clearly understand the challenges of a city video security network. JTek Customs and ClearSite Communications have the diverse and complementary capabilities needed to successfully plan and implement a powerful, multifaceted network for Greenville—and they can make it happen in an accelerated time frame. JTek Customs is a local force in the security industry in both the East Coast and Gulf Coast regions. With years of experience in systems integration, we have the experience and drive to help design and deploy necessary infrastructure technology and components. With our relationships in the security industry, we are able to bridge relationships between manufacturers and help bring to the forefront critical pieces of the video security network. ClearSite Communications has years of experience in manufacturing quality technology for video networks. As a leader in developing security systems and equipment, no one is more qualified to maximize the potential of the components needed to produce quality security systems. While many different methods can be considered when designing tiered video networks, ClearSite consistently presents an expert understanding of progressive networking and concepts, many years of experience, and good common sense in the surveillance industry. Because structured surveillance projects are very diverse and have many moving parts, we at JTek Customs and ClearSite Communications spent a great amount of time researching products and manufacturers. We wanted to connect with the best technology teams and leaders in their respective fields to further secure successful system deployment. Rather than simply relying on product purchases from manufacturers as other teams in our field choose to do, we chose to partner with the best manufacturers to ensure the best possible outcome.
Below is a list of project partners for the Greenville City Surveillance, Phase 1 project:
Past Performance References
The following list is a collection of past projects completed by our group of partners (in no specific order of preference or importance). Hickam AFB – Flight line wireless mesh surveillance system with analytics Bellows AFB – Base wide wireless mesh surveillance system Schofield Barracks – Wireless Mesh CCTV Fort Shafter – Wireless Mesh CCTV Andersen AB, Guam – Gate access CCTV with analytics Fort Lauderdale Airport – Gate Security Miami Airport – New installation / just contracted Perimeter Security Tamiami Airport – Gate Security and Access Control OpaLocka Airport – Gate Security and Access Control Valdosta Airport – Gate Security and Access Control Washington Navy Yard – Wireless CCTV Potomac Waterways Project – Wireless CCTV and Sensors La Guardia Airport – Wide area RFID personnel tracking and cameras Djibouti Africa Port and Oil Terminal – Port wide wireless security and sensor system Royal Caribbean Cruise Line – CCTV MGM Grand Properties (Including the Aria) – CCTV Casino de Montreal – CCTV GAP, INC. Properties – CCTV Kansas State Prisons – CCTV Goldman Sachs – CCTV The Bow-‐Calgary (Largest tower in Calgary) -‐ CCTV Garnet Holdings, LLC – CCTV, Alarm Central Scales – CCTV, Alarm
Rigdon Marine Corporation – CCTV, Access Control, Alarm Subway Corp. – CCTV, Alarm
Marriott Inc. – CCTV, Access Control
Bolling AFB* Xiamen Xianyue Hospital* Shanghai Advanced Research Institute (SARI)* vts Police Netherlands (vtsPN)* University of Akron* University of Trieste* Sultan Zainal Abidin University (UniSZA)* Munich Airport* Vivara Jewelry* Ning Bo Tennis Center* Shanghai Astronomical Observatory*
*Because of security agreements and liability protocol, we are unable to disclose privileged information about services performed for specific clients.
Why a Pilot? Greenville, like any other city, has its share of manpower complications. But well-‐designed video surveillance architecture will provide law enforcement with tools that will maximize active monitoring of high interest areas, and provide event alerts to go back and see what happened after a crime has occurred. Providing a pilot in a high profile, high visibility area will not only allow the Greenville Police Department to actively use the system to evaluate its effectiveness, but it will also allow them to provide feedback on what features provide the most productivity as well as what features to add in future expansion. Our proposed solution will address both the needs of the most critical areas of the city and the core infrastructure required to expand the system citywide. Once the pilot system is in operation and has proven its effectiveness to the city and police department, it will be much easier to find funding to expand the system beyond the pilot. A pilot system of this size and scope will also provide the City of Greenville with a very useful system that will benefit the downtown business community. Decreasing public safety concerns away from the heart of the downtown and West Greenville areas and allowing the GPD to focus their efforts on providing quality public safety will have a positive influence on students and their parents, residents, and businesses in Greenville.
The Greenville Wireless Video Network Topology:
By its nature, creating a wireless video network in the downtown Greenville and the surrounding areas is a difficult and challenging task. The buildings and roof tops are very diverse to say the least. Cameras need to be relatively low, while the wireless routers need height to create line-‐of-‐sight. In addition, the area is saturated with Wi-‐Fi traffic, which could potentially interfere with the video transmissions. Also, power in some areas is unreliable or unavailable. Fortunately, Jtek Customs and ClearSite Communications have a great amount of experience implementing difficult networks. ClearSite has developed and uses several custom pieces of equipment to address problems such as will be encountered in the Greenville network. The VR42 has the capability to use the 4.9GHz and 5.8GHz frequency bands, so links are able to be setup that won't interfere with the common Wi-‐Fi frequency band (2.4GHz). Also, special antennas can be used which focuses the transmission directly to a single point so little interference will occur. In addition, ClearSite has developed specialized UPS, switched power, and solar solutions that can be used at locations when power is unreliable, intermittent, or unavailable. It is important that the topology of any network allow for ease of management and future growth. As networks grow in size, often so does the complexity of its management and ability to be further expanded. Specific VR42 features will be used in such a way as to promote ease of management and future expansion. Even when a network is soundly planned and implemented, occasionally a particular node may go offline. This can be for many reasons. Most typically it is due to circumstances beyond the network designer’s control. What will happen in this case? If a camera is directly attached to this unit, that single camera will be down until the unit is repaired. But more importantly, if this unit is being used to relay video from other cameras in the network, the mesh video protocol (MVP), which runs on each video router, will automatically discover the problem in a matter of seconds, find the next best possible route and switch to the new routes so the cameras can stay online. The mesh network demonstrates its resiliency by automatically avoiding trouble areas and automatically re-‐routing so the cameras can stay online whenever possible. In the event of a problem such as described above, the network maintainers will receive information directly from the network about the router requiring maintenance or replacement, and a service call will restore its functionality. These automated methods allow the network to continue to function as well as possible when any event occurs (either man made or other), and provides the maintenance crew with pertinent information so repairs can be made in a timely fashion.
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JTEK Rooftop Alley Pirate Sup Dog Alley 2 City Complex Police Sub Station Possible Camera Site JTEK Roof 2
Camera Layout Specifics 1. Areas of Coverage a. Downtown b. W. 5th Street 2. Down Town a. Alley way #1 i. PTZ Rooftop facing Cotanche St. focusing on the alley between Pantan Bob’s and Athen’s Grill. ii. Oncam 360 Co-‐located at the corner of that alley for full situational awareness. b. Alley way #2 i. PTZ Rooftop facing alleyway on Cotanche between 4th St. and 5th St. ii. Oncam 360 Co-‐located at or near Club Phoenix for full situational awareness. th c. 5 St i. PTZ Rooftop facing 5th St. focused on 5th ST. and Store/Club Fronts. ii. Oncam 360 Co-‐Located at or near Armadillo Grill for full situational awareness. iii. Oncam 360 Located at or around Night Club entrances between Cotanche and Reade St. for full situational awareness. th 3. W. 5 Street a. Greenville Police Department Sub Station i. PTZ Pole/Structure Mounted focusing on the area surrounding the Sub Station. ii. Oncam 360 Co-‐Located at or near the specified area for full situational awareness. iii. Funding permitted we may include a 3rd camera in this area depending upon engineering design and site survey. ***Coordination with property owners for rooftop access has already begun. Full cooperation from property owners has helped in the initial site survey and layout of this pilot proposal***
Squad Car Integration (Concept) Another exciting piece to this system is the ability to expand into other areas of surveillance. With Aimetis’ new mobile technology, we were able to design a concept that we feel will be very successful with police departments around the country. The system concept is made up of a mobile video management system with built in storage, 2-‐3 cameras mounted externally on the roof of the patrol car to provide 360® situational awareness and evidence-‐grade video. The mobile device will communicate back to the head end via 3G services. Live feeds from this device will be connected to and viewable from any Aimetis workstation. This will be a helpful tool in officer assistance and real time video for on-‐ scene interrogation. The system will also be a great tool from a liability perspective, as it will record to the onboard HDD. Stored information can be viewed at any time.
Mobile Command Units ClearSite Communications has developed an exciting new product called ReconPro. It provides a tactical tool for law enforcement in the form of a deployable mobile unit. ReconPro is perfect for major events where temporary cameras and sensors are required. It is easy to deploy, runs on battery power, and can be set up in a matter of minutes. The basis behind this technology is fairly simple. It provides authorities with the ability to strategically place a deployable tri-‐pod or fixed trailer device with wireless capabilities for communications back to the head end, local storage for video, and either fixed, PTZ, or thermal cameras. This technology would be extremely useful during downtown festivals and social gatherings, football games, baseball games, and the like.
With management and future expansion in mind, a key VR42 feature that allows multiple small sub-‐ networks to exist within one larger mesh network will be used when constructing the City of Greenville network. Dividing the network into small, manageable partitions has several important ramifications: first, it promotes stability and reliability, since small simple networks are more efficient and less prone to many problems found in single large networks. Also, troubleshooting and maintenance are much simpler. Finally, scalability is much more approachable. With the networks partitioned properly, future expansion within the network will be less involved; the process should only involve adding another small network as a member of the larger network. Each small network may use any available exit point. The exit point may be an available city fiber run, some other form of wired connectivity, or entry into one of the other small networks that will find the best way to deliver the video data to its proper destination. If the resource is available, the VR42 can make good use of it.
Training and Maintenance Training is a key part of any system. Without proper training for the end user, a perfect system can fall short of providing all the benefits it could otherwise provide. The knowledgeable user is also a confident user, and that combination is key to producing a productive and satisfied customer. To this end, JTek Customs and ClearSite Communications will provide training to designated personnel in the form of written documentation and hands-‐on training classes. One of the most important but perhaps overlooked components of having a citywide surveillance system is maintenance. Consistent preventive maintenance often eliminates problems before they occur. Preventive maintenance includes, but is not limited to, visual inspection of equipment, verification of physical connections, investigation of alarm conditions, running system diagnostics, and cleaning or small adjustments to equipment as necessary. After the post installation maintenance period, maintenance will be transitioned to designated personnel (Greenville IT Department and other designees). With the system running smoothly and personnel effectively trained on all equipment, the transition and maintenance should be fairly simple.
Cost Analysis 1. Site Survey a. Building Owner Coordination b. Submittal’s & Approval’s c. Permitting d. Wireless Path Analysis e. Security System Design f. Camera Placement Identification i. Aesthetic Design ii. Coordination with City Entities within Phase 1 1. Traffic Control g. Wireless Radio Placement Identification i. Aesthetic Design 2. Engineering a. Network i. Fiber Coordination and Engineering(if necessary) b. Security System c. Video Management Software d. Power 3. Equipment a. Power Systems i. UPS ii. Battery Backup Equipment b. Installation Material i. Mounting Hardware ii. Network Wire iii. Conduit iv. Securing fasteners v. Weatherized Enclosures/Housings vi. Surge Protection c. Communications Equipment i. Microwave Radios ii. Repeaters iii. Antenna Systems iv. Transmission Lines d. Network Equipment i. POE Switches ii. Fiber Switches iii. Routers e. Camera Hardware i. Cameras(6-‐10) 1. 360® 2. PTZ ii. Vandal Proof Enclosures iii. Wall mount hardware iv. Overhang mount hardware
f. Head-‐End i. Mass Storage(Minimum 30 days) ii. Server(i-‐7) iii. Licensing(Enterprise/Professional per camera) iv. Server Storage Rack/Enclosure v. HD Display vi. Video Management Software vii. Client Workstation Configuration g. Equipment Rentals i. Boom Truck ii. Scaffolding Lift 4. Installation a. Electrical Integration b. Communication System Integration c. Network Integration d. Camera Integration e. Head-‐End Integration f. Project Management g. Safety Management h. Software Development i. UG Construction(If necessary) 5. Safety a. Daily Safety Meetings b. Safety Gear i. Cones ii. Vests iii. Hardhats iv. Safety Harnesses/straps v. Glasses 6. Custom Fabrication a. Rooftop equipment fabrication i. Custom Brackets ii. Custom Connectors b. Custom Bracketing/Enclosures for Cameras 7. Training a. Operator Training i. Supervisors Training ii. Operators Training iii. Administrative Training b. Maintenance Training
Cost Analysis* Vendor
Quantity 5 4
Part Number 397298 – SYM-SV-SL-P SYM-SV-SL-E
OnCam Panasonic or Axis
IPM i-Pro Smart HD WV-SW395/
46' High Resolution Commercial Monitor
Licensed/Bonded/Insured Electrical Contractor
Possible Utility Pole Placement for the W. 5th Street Camera/Radio Integration
IFS/LAN Power/Ether Lan
435H0A0B, BT74-3, PRT4679, LB67-1
Hardened POE Parts/Material
Description Symphony – Professional VMS camera license Symphony – Enterprise VMS camera license
Unit Cost $244.40 $811.20
Extended Cost $1,222.00 $3,244.80
Supplier Anixter Anixter
Xclass Series Storage Device
i-7 XVIEW, TOWER CONFIGURATION, DUAL OUTPUT
IPM 360 Degree Outdoor Dome Super Dynamic 1.3MP IP PTZ/
On Cam Panasonic or Axis
Equipment Rental Engineering/Labor
*This is an estimated cost analysis; item quantities could change within the specified scope of work.
TBD Rackmount Solutions IFS/LAN Power/Ether Lan TBD Project Partners
Setting the Standard As we moved forward with discussions about this project, we collectively wanted to come up with a system that would be singular in its strategy and development for the city of Greenville. We wanted to put together a security package that would set the standard for city surveillance in the United States. From a design and product perspective, we wanted to set the bar and do what has been done for years in countries abroad. Doing so would only enhance the already resilient pride and “Spirit of the East”. While it would be naïve to think that a city surveillance system will change the perception of crime overnight, we know that our proposed plan will prove to be an indispensable component in solidifying stronger public safety measures in and around the Greenville area. This will bring positive attention to the city from its citizens and government officials, as they will be able to see what concrete steps city and law officials are doing to secure a safer community for everyone.