• SHERIFF'S DEPT IMPROVES SECURITY &
      TIME-TO-RESPONSE AT CORRECTIONAL
      FACILITIES WITH REAL-TIME HD
      SURVEILLANCE

MARICOPA COUNTY

“Storage was a huge problem because we needed to move off tape jukeboxes onto a high performance, hard-disk drive based platform that could manage multiple petabytes of footage. We wanted to collect data at high speeds, secure it in different locations and then retrieve it quickly.”

—Lt. Brandon Jones, Public Information Officer & Project Lead Designer, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

Maricopa County, the third largest Sheriff’s office in the US, comprises of state-of-the-art facilities considered to be among the most secure and technologically advanced in the country. As its legacy video surveillance system neared end of life, Maricopa County decided to evaluate technologies to meet its growing needs for highly reliable, real time data capture, storage and processing. Moreover, data growth presented significant challenges to implement a new system as the Sheriff’s office wanted to capture multiple petabytes of surveillance and sensor data from thousands of new IP cameras. Read their case study to learn how DDN® high-performance storage has helped Maricopa County record HD resolution surveillance footage at 15 frames per second, retain footage for a minimum of 60 days, and achieve 100% surveillance coverage across six facilities.

Maricopa County Sheriff's Dept. | State-of-the-Art Video Surveillance Storage Powered by DDN Storage - Video
Maricopa County Sheriff's Dept. | State-of-the-Art Video Surveillance Storage Powered by DDN Storage
CHALLENGES

  • Unreliable, legacy video surveillance system couldn’t accommodate growing site requirements
  • Producing footage from tape-based archive was slow, error-prone and difficult
  • Persistent performance problems hampered the county’s ability to keep pace with data-intensive workflows

BUSINESS BENEFITS

  • Elevating crime detection and intervention by quickly capturing and retrieving petabytes of HD footage
  • Reducing the cost of litigation and saving taxpayer’s dollars with its improved video surveillance capabilities
  • Compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act

TECHNICAL BENEFITS

  • Ability to capture HD resolution surveillance footage at industry standard capture rates and retention periods
  • 10x faster system, doubling its recording capacity to exceed 2,500 incidents annually
  • Retrieve two months of footage in seconds

SOLUTION

  • Fully integrated security controls system
  • Genetec unified IP security system
  • Bosch high-definition cameras
  • Sierra Detention Systems’ PSIM technology powered by DDN Storage Fusion Architecture®

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