Razberi Technologies Updates Linden, N.J., Video Surveillance System

The city replaced its old analog cameras with IP cameras.
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FARMERS BRANCH, Texas—The City of Linden, N.J., which is about 13 miles from Manhattan in the New York Metropolitan Area, recently worked with Razberi Technologies to replace its previous citywide analog video surveillance system with a citywide IP camera system.

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In addition to simply replacing the 150 cameras located throughout the city, the City of Linden was required to increase its bandwidth capacity and upgrade its network video recorders so that the system could support megapixel camera quality, be deployed at the network’s edge in various buildings, stream video back to City Hall and work with IP cameras and video management systems. When installed, the new video surveillance system included more than 250 Panasonic IP cameras across 13 locations.

The main site is at City Hall, which had four Razberi Core appliances installed. The Core devices centrally record heavier video surveillance workloads, enabling the city to be in compliance with New Jersey’s law that municipal videos be kept for 90 days. Integrated with each Core, a Razberi EndpointDefender appliance provides Power over Ethernet+. The EndpointDefender includes Razberi’s CameraDefense cybersecurity software tool, extending cyber protections to the camera or Internet of Things endpoint.

The other buildings feature 12 Razberi ServerSwitchIQ edge appliances, which combine PoE+ switch, server, storage and intelligence. City workers can monitor and playback video when needed at these locations. The ServerSwitchIQ was also used for the city’s outdoor security camera locations.

The Razberi Monitor system, meanwhile, allows for the automated, real-time collection of system component properties and status, as well as 24/7 monitoring and alerts even when a camera fails.

Each Razberi appliance can accommodate up to 24 IP cameras.

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