On October 12, the space shuttle Endeavor made one last ground trip through downtown Los Angeles. To strengthen security during this memorable event, the Los Angeles Police Department relied on a multitude of Axis IP video surveillance cameras. Two Axis models were used to monitor the Endeavor’s 12-mile journey: the Axis P5534-E PTZ Dome Camera with HD 720p resolution and the Q6035-E PTZ Dome Camera with HD 1080p resolution, both of which provided incredibly clear, detailed video during the event. Other noteworthy features on each camera include day/night functionally, outdoor-ready housings, wide dynamic range to balance difficult lighting situations, and optical zoom.
Just three days ago, the shuttle made its way across the 405 freeway and through the bustling downtown region. Because the security was temporary and solely designed to cater to the Endeavor’s trip, the LAPD created a wireless mesh network and then employed what’s called a “leap-frog” approach, which involves uninstalling and reinstalling them as the Endeavor passed the first Axis camera. The live video feed was shown via Milestone’s XProtect Professional video management software platform, a state-of-the-art system for viewing, controlling, and recording video.
Fredrik Nilsson, General Manager of Axis Communications was impressed with the LAPD’s security plan: “This leap-frog style, on-the-fly mesh network build-out is such a unique surveillance installation. It proves once again that the LAPD’s counter-terrorism and special operations bureau is at the forefront of using technology to protect the city’s people and assets.”