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City Camera System

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Over the past few years, there has been an uptick in crime. As such, many cities have been adopting a city camera system. After all, strong security measures using the latest technology should be implemented theft, vandalism, and other crime. If you’d like to streamline the process of securing your city, we’re here to help. At Monarch, we strive to provide you with a city camera system that fits your needs.

Monarch recognizes that each city has its own set of issues, goals, and limits. After all, each facility has a unique design, setting, population, and other site-specific issues that call for varied degrees of flexibility and complexity to meet their particular demands. At Monarch, we will collaborate with you to build, deploy, and maintain an integrated city camera system.

Why a City Camera System is Important

A city camera system prevents theft, misconduct, and vandalism all while ensuring a safe and productive environments. Having a robust city camera system can provide you with peace of mind since such a system deters thieves and reduces crime. Thus, it is important to choose the right city camera system for your city.

Security Cameras

Security cameras by Verdaka

Security cameras are a critical part of any city camera system. After all, violence, theft, vandalism, and trespassing is increasingly on the rise. A great city camera system solution is having surveillance cameras that allow one to monitor the city remotely and around the clock. Verkada offers such cameras for both indoors and outdoors. Our city camera system can enhance security and safety in your city.

Benefits of Verkada’s City Camera System

Overall, there are many benefits to having security cameras in your city and in your governmental buildings. Consider the following:

  • Deter Theft and Robbery: Cameras help cities to prevent crime such as theft, robberies, vandalism, assault, or other malicious behaviors. Additionally, a city camera system help security personnel identify suspicious activities.
  • Continuous Monitoring: A city camera system can capture all activity and incidents – even outside of business hours. This ensures that no critical footage is missed or lost.
  • Remote Access: Security and surveillance teams can keep tabs on city security from anywhere on any device with security cameras.
  • Incident Resolution: Footage captured by a city camera system allows security teams and the city’s authorities to quickly investigate crimes if they do occur.
  • Provides a Sense of Safety: With a city camera system, the risk of an incident decreases. This boosts employees’ sense of safety and builds the city’s credibility.
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Available Options
The city of Columbus calls for a city camera system

We offer a variety of options to meet your needs for a city camera system including: the Verkada Indoor Dome Series, the Verkada Outdoor Dome Series, the Verkada Bullet Series, the Verkada Mini Series, and Verkada Fisheye Series.

Verkada Indoor Dome Series
Dome camera by Verdaka

The Verkada Indoor Dome Camera is designed for indoor, high-traffic areas. It is the perfect general-purpose security camera. There are three versions of this camera: CD42, CD52, and C62.

 CD42CD52CD62
Image Resolution5MP5MP4K
Type of LensFixed, with 3x Zoom DigitallyZoom, with 3x Optical and Digital ZoomZoom, with 3x Optical and Digital Zoom
Standard RetentionUp to 365 DaysUp to 365 DaysUp to 90 Days
Standard StorageUp to 2TBUp to 2TBUp to 2TB
AudioYesYesYes
IR Range15m30m30m
Verkada Outdoor Dome Series
Outdoor Dome Camera for a city camera system

The Verkada Outdoor Dome Series is both weather- and tamper-resistant. Its capabilities function well even in areas with limited bandwidth and connectivity. There are three versions of this camera: CD42-E, CD52-E, and C62-E.

 CD42-ECD52-ECD62-E
TypeOutdoorsOutdoorsOutdoors
Image Resolution5MP5MP4K
Type of LensFixed, with 3x Zoom DigitallyZoom, with 3x Optical and Digital ZoomZoom, with 3x Optical and Digital Zoom
Standard RetentionUp to 365 DaysUp to 365 DaysUp to 90 Days
Standard StorageUp to 2TBUp to 2TBUp to 2TB
AudioYesYesYes
IR Range15m30m30m
Verkada Bullet Series 
Verkada Bullet Series camera for city camera system

Verkada Bullet Series is ideal for long range, outdoor surveillance. It is built to withstand harsh environments. The Verkada Bullet camera is available in two lens types: wide angle and telephoto. There are four versions of this camera: CB51-E, CB61-E, CB51-TE, CB61-TE

 CB51-ECB51-TECB61-ECB61-TE
TypeIndoor and/or OutdoorIndoor and/or OutdoorIndoor and/or OutdoorIndoor and/or Outdoor
Image Resolution5MP5MP4K4K
Type of LensZoom, with up to 3x Optical and Digital zoomTelephoto Zoom, with 8-20mm focal lengthZoom, with up to 3x Optical and Digital zoomTelephoto Zoom, with 8-20mm focal length
Standard RetentionUp to 2TBUp to 2TBUp to 2TBUp to 2TB
Standard StorageUp to 365 DaysUp to 365 DaysUp to 90 DaysUp to 90 Days
IR Range30m50m30m50m
Audio 
Verkada Mini Series
Verkada Mini Series Camera for city camera system

The Verkada Mini Series offers both flexibility and enhanced resolution. The Mini Camera is a compact size that can fit any space, anywhere indoors! If you wish to conserve space, then this is the camera for you. There are three versions of this camera: CM41-S, CM41, and CM41-E.

 CM41-SCM41CM41-E
TypeIndoorIndoorOutdoor
Image Resolution5MP5MP5MP
Type of LensFixed, with up to 3x Digital ZoomFixed, with up to 3x Digital ZoomFixed, with up to 3x Digital Zoom
Standard RetentionUp to 90 daysUp to 365 DaysUp to 365 Days
Standard StorageUp to 385GBUp to 2TBUp to 2TB
IR RangeN/A15m15m
AudioYes
The Verkada Fisheye Camera
Fisheye Camera by Verkada

The Verkada Fisheye Camera provides a panoramic view of the entire property – both indoor and outdoor. This camera allows for total surveillance coverage. The Fisheye Camera comes in one version: CF81-E. It is both an indoor and outdoor camera with an image resolution of 12MP. It has a fixed type of lens that has the ability to digitally zoom up to 3x. The maximum storage capacity available is 2TB. It can store up to 90 days of footage. It has audio. Lastly, it has an IR range of 20m.

Design and Features
city installed city camera system

Verkada offers technology that is secure and easy to use. The set-up is simple: once the camera is installed, it is online and fully operational within just a few minutes. Moreover, our cameras don’t rely on NVRs – meaning the footage is automatically uploaded to the cloud for secure storage. You can also store up to 365 days of quality footage locally. Furthermore, you can store clips in the cloud indefinitely, so you can easily share archived events when needed. Thus, a Verkada city camera system is secure and keeps your city safe 24/7. Consider the following features of our security cameras to understand how our cameras work for you:

  • Secure remote access: Access your security cameras to monitor the city at any time on any of your devices.
  • Live access feeds: One can easily monitor access-based activity.
  • People and Vehicle Analytics: Verkada offers advanced search filters. You could search for individuals by clothing color or search for vehicles by color, make, or even license plates.
  • Time lapse: Watch a day of footage in under 30 seconds with timelapses.
  • Live links: You can share secure access to footage or camera feeds with authorized users via SMS or link. You could also limit the duration of time that viewers can access the footage. Of course, you can also easily add, edit, or even revoke user access.
  • Automatic Updates: No need to worry about overhead operations and extra expenses to keep your cameras up to date.

Furthermore, Monarch offers Verkada security cameras that are thoughtfully designed. The cameras have a durable design, firmware signing, and can detect tampering. Monarch offers Verkada security cameras that come with the right design and features for a city camera system.

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Access Control

Access Control device Verkada

Access control is another vital part of a city’s security. measures Essentially, access control allows individuals to control who can enter and access certain areas. Furthermore, it allows individuals to track who is entering and leaving specific areas and when. Access control also keeps unauthorized personnel away from operations thereby preventing theft and vandalism. Furthermore, access control enables employees to move around quickly to maximize efficiency with keycards.

There are many ways to control access – and Monarch can help you determine which approaches you’d like to employ. Monarch offers several types of access control systems for a city security system like the door controller and door reader.

Verkada’s AC41 Door Controller
Verkada door controller for city camera system

With Verkada’s AC41 Door Controller, clients may bring plug-and-play ease to managing doors and access. In other words, as soon as you install the AC41 Door Controller, it is ready to use within minutes! Our Access Controller can easily integrate with any existing door hardware and readers in your facility.

With our Command platform, you can easily manage your doors once they are connected to the network. On the Command platform, you can effortlessly manage building access, scheduling, and users. You also save time adding users on the platform since employees are seamlessly configured, onboarded, and offboarded. This is because of the integration with active directory platforms.

Additionally, you can easily connect your Access Controller with your cameras using Verkada Command to provide real-time video analytics on access-related events. Thus, you are able to not only view what is happening at your facility’s points of entry, but also take proactive action for any significant occurrences.

Verkada’s AD32 Door Reader
Door Controller for Access Control

The AD32 Door Reader is yet another device that allows you to control access. This door reader supports low and high frequency card formats as well as mobile devices that have the Verkada Pass app. Furthermore, the AD32 Door Reader comes in two different options: the Mullion Mount Plate and the Single Gang Mount Plate. Both options allow for customized installs.

The Single Gang Mount Plate is a common card reader format that can replace existing reader mounts or be used on traditional installations. The thinner Mullion form factor has a sleek design and can be used in smaller spaces such as door frames.

Access Control Key Features
Verkada Command alongside Dome Camera for city camera system

With Verkada devices, building out a city camera system is made easy! Consider the following key features of Verkada’s access control:

  • Seamless Video Integration and Analytics
  • Infinite Scalability
  • Cloud-Based Software and Management
  • Integrate the Access Controller with Any Existing Cards and Readers
  • 10-year Warranty on Hardware
  • Verkada’s Pass App: Touchless Access Capability with Bluetooth
Managing Access Credentials
managing credentials on Command platform for city camera system

So, how does Verkada’s access control work? You can manage access control on the Verkada Command platform which is where you can access and monitor all of your devices. There are many different features that you may use to secure access control across your city.

First, you can specify the user groups or access levels of your facilities on Verkada Command. Then, you can design badge templates for each user group or access level. Next, you can print the badges and issue credentials either in bulk or individually. Finally, you can maintain your facilities’ users and permissions up to date in real time.

What else can be done on Verkada Command to manage your city facilities’ access control? Consider the following features:

  • Synchronize Profiles: Synchronize users from SSO systems such as Okta and Azure Active Directory, and natively capture access levels and groups.
  • Provisioning with a Single Click: With a single click, employees can be issued bluetooth credentials or a physical ID card.
  • Log of Badge Events: On Verkada Command, access a log of badge events to ensure that only authorized individuals have access to secure areas.
  • Secure De-provisioning: Instantly and automatically deprovision users from all systems and access points.
  • Unlock Doors from Anywhere, Anytime: Users can remotely unlock authorized doors using either the Verkada Pass and Command Mobile apps
  • One-Tap Instant Lockdown: Create custom Lockdown scenarios that can be activated with a single tap to immediately secure buildings in the event of an emergency.

The SV11 Environmental Sensor

SV11 Environmental Sensor by Verkada for Warehouse security

The Verkada SV11 all-in-one environmental sensor can monitor the health and safety of your city facilities. The SV11 environmental sensor monitors 8 different aspects of the environment: the total volatile organic compounds (TVOCS), the air quality index (AQI), particulate matter 2.5 (PM 2.5), the temperature and relative humidity, noise levels, vaping, and motion. Overall, the automated situational awareness provided by the SV11 is key in improving safety and security in indoor areas.

The cloud-based sensor instantly connects to the cloud via Ethernet. This makes it easy to scale since there are no servers, databases, or on prem clients to manage. Moreover, since they are cloud-based, sensors are ready to use within minutes. You can then manage the sensors from Verkada’s web-based Command platform. This makes it easy and secure to remotely access on any device, anywhere. Furthermore, sensor security is maintained through continual, automatic firmware updates.

You can purchase the SV11 Environmental Sensor here.

Design and Features of the SV11

Environmental data captured by SV11 for warehouse securityThe SV11 is unique in not only its ability to monitor the overall environment, but also in its design and features. Its outer layer is a photochemically stainless steel etch and it is followed by several different sensors that measure and report data. Verkada’s SV11 works by using the onboard sensors to detect changes in the breakdown of chemicals in the air.

Furthermore, the SV11 has many different features that make it one of the most appealing environmental sensors to several different industries. Consider the following unique attributes:

  • Command Platform: Individuals can access all sensor data from the Command platform and view it against a timeline to get a full picture of when these events occurred. Environmental data can be compared easily between any number of sensors or locations.
  • Customize Your Dashboard: On your dashboard you can visualize the environmental data provided by the SV11. Further, you can determine which exact sensor data you’d like monitored and displayed.
  • Easy Visualization of Data: Data can be easily visualized thanks to color-coded sensor readings and data representations.
  • Integration with other Verkada Devices: The SV11 Environmental Sensor is natively integrated with all other Verkada devices.
  • Link Sensor-Based Data to Video: Individuals can link any sensor with a Verkada camera, correlating video with sensor-based data. Overall, this adds a layer of visual proof to help people understand what exactly took place.
  • Custom Threshold: Individuals can configure custom alert thresholds to receive real-time notifications via SMS and email.
  • Sensor-Based Alerts: When an anomaly is detected, an alert via SMS or email can be sent to pre-selected individuals as well as security, allowing teams to respond quickly.
  • Alert Settings: Teams that operate on different schedules should use custom alerts to cut down on unnecessary notifications during the weekend and after work. Our platform allows each user to set what hours and days of the week that they’d like to receive alerts for sensor-based anomalies.
The Benefits of The SV11 Environmental Sensor
Sensor Data captured by SV11 for city camera system

Security in the city’s government buildings is increased with the SV11 environmental sensor. Consider the following advantages of the SV11 sensor:

  • Identify and manage sensor-based events
  • Deter harmful behaviors like vaping
  • Monitor the environment to ensure measurements are in line with state laws and compliances.
  • Monitor noise levels that may indicate yelling is happening. This can help different institutions monitor for violence, conflicts, or other issues.
  • Monitor changes in temperature or humidity to reduce the loss of records or products
  • Measure the air quality to ensure healthy air quality for employees and for product control
  • Measure VOC emissions to prevent adverse health effects
  • Monitor the temperature to protect expensive equipment and products.
  • Monitor noise levels without recording audio. This ensures privacy is not compromised.

Alarm Systems

Alarm system offered by Verkada

Another line of defense that should be put in place to secure a city’s facilities, aside from a city camera system, are alarm systems. Alarm systems deter unauthorized intruders and reduce the risk of theft and other issues that occur during a break-in. Moreover, alarm systems effectively and efficiently alerts the command center and contacts authorities. This allows everyone to become quickly aware of any potential danger so that the necessary precautions are taken. Hence, alarm systems protect both the people and property of cities and their facilities.

There are many important features to Verkada alarm systems that ensure safety and security. For example, the alarm systems have 24/7 professional monitoring, emergency dispatch capabilities, and are cloud-managed.

Why Choose Verkada for City Camera Systems?

City in the need of an advanced and AI-driven city camera system for safety
(1) Easy Install and Use

Verkada offers an integrated security platform that protects people and property, ensures quality control, and maximizes operational productivity. We offer new standards for security. For example, our devices are easy to install, use, and maintain. All of our products have a plug-and-play design meaning that our devices are online within minutes of installation without any configurations on your part. Moreover, you can easily access any device of your city’s facilities from any browser or device of yours. Lastly, our products are designed to have automatic security and software updates in order to reduce maintenance overhead

(2) Guaranteed Scalability

The security systems offered by Verkada do not depend on servers or networks, making it easy to scale. Thus, we are able to guarantee centralized device management. In other words, you can manage all of your devices across the city or facility on one single cloud-managed platform. Moreover, our security systems have unlimited cloud archiving, making it simple to store and organize critical footage.

(3) Secure from the Beginning

All devices from Verkada are secure by default. Our security systems have end-to-end encryption. In other words, only authorized, inbound connections are accepted and able to access data.

Moreover, our security systems offer role-based access. This means administrations are able to configure the levels of user permissions. Lastly, you can view the usage of systems to ensure compliance and internal control with the audit logs that our systems offer.

All in all, a Verkada city camera system offered by Monarch guarantees safety and security for your city. You can learn more about our devices here.

Explore City Camera Systems Updated: Oct 17

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