VSBLTY and RADARApp are expanding their surveillance operations in Mexico City. The two companies have previously deployed security and alerting technology in the borough of Benito Juarez, and are now expanding to the neighboring county of Magdalena Contreras.
The technology in the two Mexico City territories is similar, though VSBLTY stressed that the Magdalena Contreras system is more advanced than its Benito Juarez counterpart. In that regard, the new WiFi6 network is designed to run at the edge, with a hybrid cloud setup that combines RADARApp’s smart cameras with VSBLTY’s computer vision and analytic software.
The cameras themselves will be installed in public places to watch for signs of dangerous and/or criminal activity. The system will automatically send an alert to law enforcement if it spots something suspicious, and will also push those safety notifications to the mobile phones of private residents living in the area.
The goal, according to VSBLTY, is to reduce crime and make people feel safer in their own communities. In that regard, the company noted that the residents of Benito Juarez feel much safer now than they did when the system was first installed in early 2020, and now believe that they live in the safest county in Mexico City, at least according to a recent survey from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI).
The two companies are hoping to duplicate the feat in Magdalena Contreras. RADARApp and VSBLTY claimed that the enhanced WiFi6 network is the first of its kind.
“Our three-year objective is to increase citizens’ perception of security by 50 percent and to reduce actual crime rates by at least 20 percent,” said RADARApp CCO Alejandro Chico. “The success of our smart cameras in other Mexico City communities in reducing crime and enabling citizens to feel more secure gives us great confidence in our ability to achieve these objectives.”
“The security networks we are pioneering in Mexico City are setting the standard for how citizens can be protected and crime reduced in towns and cities throughout the world,” added VSBLTY Co-founder and CEO Jay Hutton.
December 16, 2021 – by Eric Weiss