Law Enforcement and MSUs:
A History of Success
ECAMSECURE has a proven record of working with law enforcement to effectively implement MSU’s and other surveillance technology. One example of this collaboration occurred when the Albuquerque, New Mexico police department needed help achieving full surveillance coverage of their city. The APD was dealing with increased gang activity, high murder rates, and increasing crime statistics that were consistent across the state.
Although APD had already implemented a state-of-the-art surveillance program, there were still gaps in their coverage. This included dense urban areas where it was difficult to install enough cameras and areas where crime would spike only at certain times.
The APD collaborated with ECAMSECURE to implement multiple Mobile Surveillance Units across Albuquerque in order to fill the holes in the surveillance system and enable an intelligence-based approach to their policing.
Using Mobile Surveillance Units, the APD was able to:
Conserve officer resources by involving video-verified response to reduce false alarms and cater police response to each situation.
Deal with criminal activity remotely by using two-way audio “bullhorn” technology to warn unwanted elements that they were being monitored by police.
Document known criminals by capturing and recording the identities of repeat offenders and gang members in HD video.
Collect data to create intelligence-based heat maps of crime to allow for the more effective use of police resources across the city.
Increase surveillance coverage in the literal sense, as well as in the perceptions of the public and would-be criminals. Because MSUs are mobile and completely portable, the APD was able to create the illusion that there were more MSUs in deployment than there truly were. This was cost effective for the department and kept people feeling safer and more secure.