Los Angeles Port Police Deploy Mobile Video and Data-Sharing Technology

The platform allows live video from virtually any source to be sent instantly to any user on the network, and also feeds video and critical data from the officers on the frontlines to a central command console.
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The Port of Los Angeles has more than 350 fixed cameras in its sprawling facility, with security patrols by boat, can, bicycle and motorcycle.

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On patrol at the Port of Los Angeles Now the port is boosting its use of the video and bringing into responders’ hands faster with a reel-time mobile collaboration platform, RealityVision, from Reality Mobile.

The platform allows live video from virtually any source to be sent instantly to any user on the network, and also feeds video and critical data from the officers on the frontlines to a central command console, delivering what Port Police call, “the next-level of domain awareness.”

The platform will be a key component of the new Port Police Operations Center, where the Port Police are implementing an Integrated Command and Control System.

“The Port Police are responsible for protecting 46 miles of waterfront and 14 square miles of heavy industrial complex—it’s a daunting task,” said Julia Kirwan, manager of Port Police Technologies. “Our current Threat Detection Center monitors video feeds but, for example, if an officer monitoring video saw someone jump a fence at the Cruise Terminal there was no way to share that video with our field officers in a timely manner, nor could officers on the front line share visuals with commanders back at the center. RealityVision allows us to do all of that and more, creating an instant shared awareness among the Port Police force that is invaluable in our ability to quickly assess and respond to critical situations.”

Among other benefits, RealityVision’s GPS tagging capabilities allow Port Police to identify precisely where videos are taken and track the location of Port Police vehicles and vessels, in order to better deploy resources to an incident scene.

Users can securely transmit live video from virtually any camera source, including cell phones and high-definition cameras, and share it immediately with any and all system users.

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