ASIS 2014 has come and gone and Atlanta, home of ControlByNet, was proud to host the premier event of the security industry. As part of the ASIS activities, the ASIS media took a behind-the-scenes look at busy downtown Atlanta hotspots such as the Georgia Aquarium and CNN Center to see how security, surveillance and life safety are handled. Arlen Schweiger shares details of Atlanta’s security safety programs in a recent article on Commercial Integrator. Here is an excerpt.
With its rising population and dedication to improving its downtown as a tourist destination, Atlanta is a city ripe for putting its security endeavors in the spotlight.
One highly noticeable security effort throughout the city is the installation of video cameras — they’re seemingly at every corner, furthering Atlanta’s public-safety initiative that led to a 40 percent crime rate drop between 2001-09. Now the city’s policing and surveillance efforts incorporate 2,700+ cameras and involve the participation of private businesses, whose external video cameras expand coverage and aid canvassing and investigations. To read the full article and view images