Vicon delivers statewide surveillance solution in Mexico
Vicon Industries announced that it is working closely with the State of Sinaloa, Mexico to create a statewide surveillance network that unifies the systems of all of its metropolitan areas, including the cities of Culiacan, Mazatlan, Los Mochis and others. The new statewide initiative, built upon Valerus VMS software, will allow for greater coordination between all municipalities and their law enforcement agencies in their efforts to combat the influence of powerful drug cartels entrenched within the region. Valerus' 100% web-based and true open standards VMS software will provide the state with a more secure, responsive environment capable of providing a single-seat view of its entire security domain. A new, state-of-the-art facility in Culiacan, the state's capital, serves as a centralized coordination hub for security and life-safety operations at the city, municipal and state levels. Expansive video walls, recording servers and monitoring stations provide operators with access to all cameras within their respective domains, with the ability to share video across departments as necessary. There are currently over 1000 Vicon security cameras in Culiacan, along with 800 special license plate reading cameras custom developed by Vicon for this project. Ultimately, there will be approximately 4800 cameras in Culiacan alone, with thousands more across the other cities.