DES had the opportunity to work with the Wilkinsburg Borough to strategically install AXIS security cameras around the city. Yesterday these cameras helped police spot an alleged drug deal in a parking lot and stop it in the act. Wilkinsburg Police Chief Ophelia Coleman said, “They’ve helped our department tremendously. We’ve had a lot of luck with these cameras. They’ve helped us in a lot of investigations and have also prevented a lot of incidences.”
Watch this report from Channel 11’s Alan Jennings to see the security footage.
DES installed the AXIS Q6032-E camera as well as the OnSSI Video Management System software. The AXIS Q6032-E is an excellent camera for a cost-efficient and reliable solution for a demanding surveillance system. It has a precise pan/ tilt performance and an optical zoom of 36X. License plates can be read from a distance of 525 feet, which is almost 2 football fields long.
This is an ongoing security project that expands as funding becomes available. This particular camera was installed back in 2010.