The new city hall of Vaughan, Canada has Vaddio cameras buried throughout the city council chamber and committee rooms, in walls, above ceilings and in half-walls so they are unobtrusive, says Duocom, the integrator.
Vaughan’s original City Hall building wasn’t large enough to house everyone, and committee members were meeting all over the city, Vaddio says. Officials were not under the same roof and there was no centralized place for meeting to be held, the company says. In addition, the old touch-to-talk microphones were daisy-chained along the table and the request-to-queue and voting system never worked. An analog recorder system—a legacy system in use for up to 20 years—was used to record audio, but there were no cameras.
While new cameras were needed, the architect’s design for the new building combines innovative architecture and audiovisual technology with the growing needs of one of Canada’s fastest-growing cities, Vaddio says. Vaughan’s new 180,000-square-foot city hall easily meets the needs of the city’s growing population and enhances the delivery of municipal services, the company says.