• FAST, SCALABLE, SFA VIDEO
      SURVEILLANCE IMPROVED
      INMATE/STAFF SAFETY AND
      SAVED TAXPAYER MONEY

LOS ANGELES SHERIFF’S DEPT.

QUICK FACTS
Industry: Video Surveillance

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) is the largest sheriff’s department in the world serving 10 million people and operates the largest jail system in the United States. To ensure the security of its facilities and the safety of employees, officers and inmates, LASD relies heavily on leading-edge IP-based video surveillance systems installed throughout the county. Initially, the department relied on low-end, direct-attached storage but soon ran into outages and persistent performance problems that compromised LASD’s ability to produce surveillance footage as needed. Understanding the legal ramifications of having inadequate direct-attached storage, LASD decided to replace it with a reliable, powerful, scalable Fibre Channel storage area network powered by DDN Storage.

Read their case study to learn how high-performance DDN® Storage has helped LASD:

  • Increased surveillance resolution, frames per second and retention periods across their entire surveillance program
  • Support thousands of cameras and over 3PB of capacity
  • Reduce the cost of litigation and save taxpayers’ dollars with more footage readily available

 

CHALLENGES

  • Rapid growth in video surveillance requirements overburdened legacy direct-attached storage, compromising the department’s ability to produce footage as needed
  • Missing, incomplete or poor quality footage made it difficult to investigate use-of-force incidents
  • Persistent performance problems including frequent read/write failures, time-consuming drive rebuilds and costly replacements
  • Managing scores of smaller, separate storage systems created inordinate administrative overhead

SOLUTION

  • Over 3PB of High-performance DDN® Storage
  • Thousands of IP Cameras
  • Mission critical physical security and video surveillance system

BUSINESS BENEFITS

  • Adoption of cutting-edge video surveillance helps with setting a standard for safety best practices in U.S. correctional facilities
  • Saves taxpayer dollars in frivolous lawsuits through the ability to refute false use-of-force claims with surveillance footage
  • Quickly identify misconduct to expedite resolution and leverage video for internal training purposes

TECHNICAL BENEFITS

  • Increased resolution and frame rates across the entire surveillance program
  • Ample capacity to retain footage for longer periods of time, keeping in line with state retention guidelines
  • Scale in performance and capacity to accommodate double the current camera count at administrative offices, stations and correctional facilities
  • Meet a variety of workloads so the department can piggyback other applications onto the platform in smaller locations

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