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Video Security Setup Shielded Cleveland During Republican National Convention

This is an excerpt from a case study about our work with the City of Cleveland to secure the city during the 2016 Republican National Convention in American City & County online.

After Cleveland was awarded the Republican National Convention in July 2014, city officials immediately began the process of implementing a security plan for an event that presented many logistical challenges. The city reached out to many local, state and federal law enforcement partners to collaborate on a comprehensive security plan, with the realization that new and innovative technology solutions would be required for such an undertaking.

As a result, Cleveland officials selected Vidsys, a provider of enterprise Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software, to implement video security citywide leading up to and during the convention. The system was installed in the month leading up to the convention, which took place at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena July 18-21, 2016.

The security management platform enabled the city to create a shared video database for real-time updates across multiple agencies, including the Emergency Operations Center and the Cleveland Department of Public Utilities (DPU). That agency oversees key agencies during major events including Cleveland Public Power, Cleveland Division of Water and the Division of Radio Control. The system integration is still in place through the Cleveland DPU.

Read the full article on American City & County here.


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