Law enforcement officials are fighting street crime and vandalism in a New England city using more than a dozen VB-C60 IP security PTZ (pan/tilt/zoom) cameras from Canon, a leader in digital imaging solutions. The cameras are part of an innovative 4.9 GHz public-safety surveillance system that was designed and installed by LCN, a division of E.G. Sawyer Co., Inc., a leading network integration company. Developed during the past six years, the system’s strategically located Canon VB-C60 IP security cameras provide high-quality video that is helping to make a difference in crime detection and prevention.
“The Canon VB-C60 cameras are positioned on intersections, streets, parking areas, and other places where illegal activity occurs,” explained Mike Lieb, president and founder of LCN, which is based in Weymouth, Mass. “We were originally using a different brand of camera, but then Dick Spellman of Systems Synergies, which re-designed our video management system, told us about the Canon VB-C60 camera and its far superior optics and better compatibility with third-party management products. The two engineers supporting the surveillance system tested a VB-C60 demo model and reported that its mechanism is more reliable than what we had been using, its housing is much easier to deal with inside an environmental dome, and its optics and 40x zoom are much better as well. The fact that it can pan, tilt, and zoom to see a license plate that’s so far away is pretty impressive. These technical advantages and Canon’s aggressive pricing made us start installing VB-C60 cameras about two years ago, and we have been very pleased with them.”
“There are other products out there, but when we did our ‘tire-kicking’ on the Canon VB-C60 camera we found it was a far superior product,” Lieb added. “My guys have been putting up cameras for years and I trust them. When they told me ‘This thing is solid,’ they were right.”