Surveillance Cameras ...
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Camera System |
County's ATMS includes a planned 200 camera system that is being built
in coordination with the implementation of the FiberNet project. There
are currently 160 cameras on line with automated pan, tilt and zoom capabilities.
Video cameras provide the (Transportation Management Center) TMC with valuable
information about traffic flow through the system. The cameras are used
to provide live video snap-shots of traffic conditions to internet users,
helping people plan their trip route, path and mode (http://www.dpwt.com)
Video from the traffic surveillance cameras is shared
with the media and other government agencies. The County Police and Fire
& Rescue Emergency Communications Center (ECC) frequently use the video
to aid them in incident response. The Division of Highway Services also
has a video feed from the TMC to monitor road conditions, especially useful
in adverse weather.
Local broadcast television stations (NBC, CBS, ABC,
Fox and News Channel 8) have dedicated links directly from the TMC. The
TMC also shares its video with the Maryland Statewide Operations Center
(SOC) and the Federal Highway Administration.
- Real time video broadcast to the TMC and available to any agency
- Interface with Broadcast Media · Invaluable tool for incident
- Allows greater ability to manage traffic flow