Texas police department contracts out live video monitoring

In Addison, Texas, the police department is using vendor to monitor and transmit video of potential emergency scenes to dispatcher

The Addison, Texas, Police Department is using a technology vendor to transmit live video feeds of unfolding events and potential emergencies back to police headquarters where a dispatcher can review and decide whether police presence is needed, according to a report by Government Technology.

The technology for the live remote video monitoring system is being supplied by Dallas-based Stealth Monitoring, Inc. In the future, the Addison Police Department plans to upgrade the system so the feed can be transmitted directly to patrol cars and cell phones of responding officers.

"As more businesses and other venues take advantage of this type of technology, our dispatchers and police officers will be able to respond more quickly and effectively, making it harder for criminals to commit crimes or get away with crimes they have committed," said Addison Police Chief Ron Davis.

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