January 07, 2011
University of Maryland Department of Public Safety Acquires Forensic Video Analysis Equipment to Better Protect Campus
University of Maryland Department of Public Safety (UMDPS) serves the University of Maryland, College Park and University College. These facilities are located on 1,250 acres which contain over 300 buildings and over 52,000 people consisting of students, faculty and staff. The UMDPS records suspicious and criminal activity on more than 500 cameras including security, license plate recognition and in-car systems. With the proliferation of criminal activity caught on these camera systems, UMDPS sought to improve its processing capabilities. Evidence recorded in various lighting and weather conditions can be dark, grainy and distorted which hides key evidence that can often help solve a case. After doing research on the available options, they selected Ocean Systems dTective as their solution.
Not only is the University of Maryland, College Park, a high profile campus with top-rated academic programs, it also has major thoroughfares, a Metro Rail stop and it’s located only a few miles from Washington, DC which brings in people from all over the world.
“The safety of the students, faculty and staff of the University is the top priority for UMDPS, and in acquiring a forensic video analysis solution from Ocean Systems, our department believes it can better protect the community,” according to UMDPS Police Chief David B. Mitchell. Just knowing that this high tech forensic system is now on the campus should serve as a deterrent to would-be criminals.
After visiting Ocean Systems and reviewing all of the professional tools included with its market leading dTective forensic solution, UMDPS was eager to get a system for the campus and have investigators trained so they could immediately begin putting the forensic video, image and audio analysis system to use. There are many ways UMDPS can leverage the system to help solve crimes more quickly which should also lower its investigation costs. Some key features of this leading technology include the ability to capture and enhance proprietary digital video, still images and audio. Video can also be stabilized or important areas of video clarified with super resolution. Suspects, faces, license plates, tattoos, etc. can be highlighted or obscured.
Ocean Systems dTective® solutions are listed on the General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule; contract number GS-35F-0638. To help expedite government purchases, Ocean Systems has also made its products and services available on GSA Advantage (http://www.gsaadvantage.gov).
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