City of Fort Myers Selects Siklu for City-Wide Video Surveillance System
Siklu’s connectivity solutions deliver wireless connectivity to 49 ultra-HD cameras
Siklu announced it was selected to provide a wireless connectivity solution to ensure flawless streaming for a city-wide surveillance system in downtown Fort Myers, Fla. Siklu’s capacity-rich radios connect a range of Axis Communications multisensory 4K and advanced high definition PTZ cameras and an advanced video management system from IPVideo Corp., which have been strategically deployed throughout the city to monitor pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
The city of Fort Myers, Fla., decided to install the surveillance system following a shooting during Zombicon, a zombie-themed art and music festival, held in October of 2015. A+ Technology & Security Solutions, based in Bay Shore, N.Y., completed the whole trailblazing system in just three weeks to meet the city’s deadline to ensure that the new video surveillance system in place would be in place for its New Year’s Eve celebrations.
“We are excited to be a part of this project and to help keep the residents of Fort Myers, Fla., safe and secure,” said Vince Ricco, Business Development Manager, Technology Partner Program, Axis Communications. “Siklu’s technology is easy to articulate and truly shows the value of technology.”
Siklu’s multi-gigabit, 60GHz radios were selected for this install due to a number of unique capabilities; High bandwidth, required by the multiple-stream cameras, ERPS redundancy to ensure 24/7 video coverage, and small and aesthetic form, a crucial factor in city deployments. The millimeter wave radios have proved to be ideal for urban surveillance projects, especially those requiring multi-hop relaying, as the hops serve to improve the communication between source and destination.
“We were delighted that our solution was chosen to reliably secure real-time video to help protect Fort Myers from further violence and criminal activities. Transmitting on uncongested bands, our low latency, interference-free radios are especially suited to video surveillance networks and are already instrumental in connecting video to a number of police departments around the US,” said Zeev Farkash, VP Global Sales at Siklu.
According to Jonathan Antar, Chief Operating Officer at True Security Design, a consultant for the project, Siklu’s wireless connectivity is designed to handle demanding cameras that require more bandwidth outside of the common 6GHz bands. “Siklu’s products offer a high throughput and a small form factor, which has its place in the market,” he said.