Hikvision Video-Protection solution in the City of Mennecy, France

Hikvision Video-Protection solution in the City of Mennecy, France


We are now in the city of Mennecy, a town where 78 Hikvision cameras were installed. This morning we had feedback from the mayor as well as the elected safety officials. We had very positive feedback. It has been reported to us that fewer civil disruptions and offences occurred in the town. Our goal is to intensify this effort. And to deliver 200 cameras within 5 years. We also want to develop a new urban supervisory center to work with video operators 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. To establish live management of these streams of cameras in connection with the gendarmerie. This is possible thanks to the new technologies such as DarkFighter X, Rapid Focus. We can find all these smart services in the Hikvision product range. Why are we pushing so much on these solutions? It is because they are effective, it is a question of pragmatism. We noticed that, in places where cameras have been installed, there is an extremely strong preventive effect, because delinquency is either postponed or removed. And then there is an important effect in terms of judicial research since quite often the gendarmerie needs help of images from our network during an investigation. The places where the cameras have been installed are considered strategic, for example around schools, high schools, colleges, train stations, and in shopping centers. But also on main roads where we would like to be able to monitor traffic. This gave us an edge on security for our interventions, it also enables us to identify high crime areas and to intervene jointly with the gendarmerie. It helps to guarantee the safety of citizens during festivals, it can detect any risky behaviours and facilitate an anticipated intervention of the police. It allows the police to work on other subjects too, including the judiciary and all the preventive work which we didn’t do before. We also set up videos which enable to give tickets, thanks to these cameras, this also brought us a lot of video replays to do regarding judicial requisition. We are asked by the national gendarmerie and the police as well because we should know that the jurisdiction is national. The return on investment that we judge for now is excellent, there is no complaint among the people in the town. A significant decrease in delinquency has been witnessed. As for traffic, we also found that there was less speeding. Hikvision remains as an open solution with its products as well as the software part, which allows us to work with different French or international VMS.

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