The new surveillance system has been designed to monitor key areas across the town, including an Avigilon 180° HD panoramic dome camera in the town’s main intersection to track vehicles and pedestrians.
A number of analogue video encoders have also been deployed as part of the new solution to cover parking lots, entrances, exits and high-traffic areas in the town’s Scamahorn Park.
Police officers and chief of police staff are able to monitor the surveillance system from their desktops using Avigilon Control Center with High-Definition Stream Management, and officers can view the cameras remotely from Android smartphones through the use of ACC Mobile.
The system is helping reduce the threat of vandalism and criminal mischief and aiding investigations through the superior image quality it provides to officers.
Lieutenant Scott King from the Pittsboro Police Department said: “We have had a few incidents of vandalism and even assault in the past that we were unable to successfully investigate because of the lack of coverage and poor image quality of our previous analogue-based surveillance system.
“The Avigilon high-definition surveillance system delivers much better image quality and functionality than other solutions on the market, saving us time and boosting the success of our investigations.”
The Police Department are planning to expand the high-definition surveillance solution to other key areas of the town.
He stated: “Delivering exceptional image quality and an intuitive software, the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system enables the Department to identify incidents with greater success, achieve higher conviction rates, and save costs to ultimately enhance community safety.”