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Republican National Convention Security Taps Into the ‘Internet of Things’

State and local government-focused publication RouteFifty featured Vidsys’ video technology and involvement in securing the city of Cleveland during the Republican National Convention. Here is an excerpt.

Cleveland, itself, has also beefed up security with Vidsys, a video security platform that takes info from cameras and sensors around the city to prepare for and alert law enforcement to emergencies during large events. Heavily trafficked pedestrian areas, public transportation hubs and major intersections are the highest priorities.

The Vienna, Virginia-based video conferencing service platform was already used to secure Houston during the NCAA Final Four basketball tournament.

Cleveland’s Department of Public Utilities and the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority were platform customers and recommended City Hall adopt it specifically for the RNC.

Hundreds of video feeds around downtown and the Quicken Loans Arena, where the convention is being held, will be integrated and shared among agencies via a unified interface.

“Vidsys is excited to partner with the City of Cleveland with securing the Republican National Convention,” James Chong, Vidsys CEO, said in a statement. “While the RNC may be a logistical challenge requiring integration from disparate systems from multiple government entities, the lessons learned and the technology employed can provide long-term benefits for the City of Cleveland beyond the event.”

Read the full article on Route Fifty here.


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