Milwaukee M-Spector 360 Inspection Camera Preview Reviewed By: Expert
The Milwakee County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) is currently using a new type of video surveillance system called MILWAUKEE M-SECTOR 360. This system was developed by Milwaukee based company, Milwakee 360, Inc. They are now offering it to law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin.
The system uses two cameras mounted on poles at approximately 45 degree angles to each other. These cameras have a field of view of 180 degrees. Each camera has three lenses, one facing upward and two facing downward. One lens is equipped with a wide angle lens which allows the operator to see in any direction they choose while still being able to see their subject from all sides. The second lens is equipped with a telephoto lens which allows the operator to see objects up close and personal. A third lens is used for night vision purposes.
The MILWAUKEE M-SECTOR 360 system consists of two different types of video footage; live feed and recorded footage. Live feed footage is captured when the system detects movement within its range. Recorded footage contains both the movements detected during the day as well as those detected at night time.
When the system detects movement, it activates and saves all footage from that specific location. It then protects that location by not recording any further movements at that exact spot for a period of 48 hours. This prevents loop recording and hard drive issues due to unnecessary information being saved on the drive.
The cameras are equipped with dual memory systems for back up purposes. If one hard drive fails, the other takes over immediately and no information is lost. Each camera stores information on a separate hard drive to prevent failure of both drives at the same time.
The system is currently being offered to law enforcement agencies in Wisconsin at a discounted price of $2,500 per camera. A registration fee of $500 is required for Wisconsin residents and $1,000 for non-Wisconsin residents. This money will go towards the cost of the cameras themselves and the ongoing support needed to keep the system running smoothly.
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