Security Technology for Government Projects

NDAA Compliant Smarter Security, Faster HR Responses, and Incident Reporting at a lower TCO for Government Agencies, Counties, and Cities Starts Here

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Your Mandate is Our Mission

Government Security Challenges:

There's a wide range of security and surveillance solutions that can help achieve government mandates, from preventing crime and finding criminals, to tracking endangered animals and preventing pollution, to preserving the beauty of natural or community parks, to protecting the border, to securing prisons, to measuring and tracking congestion on highways, to making sure that city services like water treatment or waste management facilties are operating correctly.

We've done it all and we can help design effective solutions to achieve your goals.

Note: You may want to also look at our Education category, Aerospace category, Military category, or Energy category if your municipality utilizes multiple properties with those independent activities, if your agency specializes in one of those functions, or if you just want to hone in on those use cases.

Integrating Surveillance Video with Application Data

Government Facilities Operational Challenges:

Agencies and municipalities need to monitor all sorts of real time data. This means that the safety team needs to see surveillance video along side scheduling information, while the facilities team needs see surveillance video and make sure that the fridges and server closets aren't overheating. School administrators need attendance stats and views of hallways and entrances. Engineers at power substations, water treatment plants, or waste and recycling plants need to monitor camera feeds and a whole host of machine health diagnostics information and operational sensor outputs. The DMV needs to display queueing software. The Library wants a digital sign for upcoming events.

Don't worry, we've got you covered. If it can be displayed on a computer screen or digital television, we can record it and display it on your viewing stations.

(A SwiftSensors integration for temperature tracking is shown in the bottom right of this image, while a Teachmint dashboard is shown on the top right, but we can do this for any application interface).

US Customs and Border Patrol
State of Virginia
US National Parks
New York City Transit
New Jersey Department of Corrections
Veterans Administration

Key Benefits for SCW Government Clients

NDAA Compliant Solutions

Easily give employees access to building areas on a need-to-access basis. Limit access by time of day and/or day of week. learn more

One Login for All Your Locations

Our cloud based platforms allow you to manage multiple location with one login while making your security systems easier to manage.

Lower Total Cost of Ownership

Fair pricing on hardware means that we'll keep you under budget. Centralized cloud-based management platforms take Device Management, Firmware updates, VPN Setup and management, VLAN setup and management, and Remote Access Security off your plate and lower your TCO

Speed up Investigations

its easy to find incidents that matter with innovative video search and access control logs. We radically reduce the operational costs associated with the traditional time wasting event investigation process.

Restrict Access to Critical Infrastructure

Easy to use and touch-free mobile access for all government buildings, allows your to provision staff with access to need-to-know during working hours, gives you an audit trail for compliance tracking. learn more

Keep Track of Incident Reports

Solve your evidence tracking and chain of custody problems by utilizing survail vault cloud storage and incident reporting tools. learn more

Easily Share with First Responders

With other systems, sharing a video in an emergency can be nearly impossible. With Survail, it is easy to get first responders incident information in real time. more info

Improve Network Cyber Security

Our cloud based platforms increase your cyber security posture and make your security systems easier to manage.

Securities Exchange Commission
Department of the Treasury
Department of Justice
United Nations
Department of Homeland Security
The key to Safety and Security for Governments:

Layered Security

Good security has multiple layers that solve different and usually escalating needs. Different incidents have different levels of risk and more severe threats should trigger multiple systems.

Critical Infrastructure

  • Cameras strategically placed to watch machinery used in critical infrastructure like power substations, water treatment plants, or waste and recycling plants.
  • In addition to monitoring the processes for issues, these same cameras can help reduce the growing threat of attacks against critical infrastructure and prevent acts of terrorism.
  • The blue zones indicate the views of strategically places fixed lens wide angle cameras watching a recycling and waste sorting station.
  • The hover images shows a camera view of a power substation.
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  • Cameras strategically placed in stairways help prevent and alert your security teams to overnight loitering, smoking, vaping, stalking, and violence.
  • The blue zones indicate the views of strategically places fixed lens wide angle cameras.
  • These same strategies can also be used for loitering in outdoor spaces.
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Public Safety and Liability Risk Reduction

  • In any given city, the most dangerous place to be is in a police station parking garage.
  • Many courts have ruled that because the risks are so elevated, that governments have an obligation to secure their parking areas with cameras and sufficient lighting or face major liability risk.
  • The red zones indicate cameras strategically placed in stairways to help prevent and alert your security teams to loitering, smoking, vaping, stalking, and acts of violence.
  • The blue zone indicate the views of strategically placed varifocal lens zoomed in cameras, designed to watch for caracking, robberies, stalking, accidents and vehicle vandalism.
  • Public safety, however, is not just limited to parking lots. Whether it is public parks, recreational centers, parking lots, law enforcement or public services buildings, government have a mandate to protect citizens.
  • The hover images shows a camera view of a public park.
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camera placement for safety gear compliance use case


Unauthorized Access

  • Electronic door locks and bluetooth readers allow you to control access to sensitive areas.
  • Administrators can create groups based on job function. For example, office workers could only be given access to enter into their spaces, as seen on the image with the black readers, while production staff could be be given access to enter the manufacturing floor, as seen with the white readers. Meanwhile, management's credentials could bet setup to allow entry to either space.
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Safety Checkpoints and Hallway Monitoring

  • Government employees can often become the targets of workplace violence. The frequency of armed protests is on the rise.
  • Cameras in a hallway and intercom access control reader pairs can help prevent hostile, lost, or unauthorized visitors from causing further damage by restricting them to a zone.
  • The blue zones indicate the views of strategically places fixed lens wide angle cameras.
  • Electronic door locks and bluetooth intercom readers allow you to individually control access to each section of the government services building.
  • Viewing stations allow receptionists to view only the cameras that view hallways / safety checkpoints on a need to know basis. Only allowing the user to view cameras in their area.
  • Openpath bluetooth intercom readers allow your authorized staff members to enter controlled spaces via bluetooth and visitors to request entry via the intercom.
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In Case of Emergency: Lockdown

  • Administrators can remotely lock down their institution in a variety of emergencies, including active shooter, natural disasters, and unsolicited visitor situations.
  • Lockdown plans can be initiated or reverted at any time from anywhere by administrators
  • There’s no limit to how many Lockdown plans can be instituted.
  • Different scenarios dictate different lockdown procedures and are able to be customized. For example, a lockdown plan for a suspicious packages might only locks down entries near the delivery door/area. Active shooter plans usually lock down all school room doors to keep assailants from kids while also opening all main entrances to allow first responders to enter. Natural disaster or fire emergency plans may require opening all doors.
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Tracking KPIs

  • Certainly every government agency and almost every local government has had a mandate-specific requirment that can be best summarized as "tracking of a KPI."
  • From tracking endangered animals, to preventing pollution, to preserving the beauty of natural or community parks, to protecting the border, to measuring and tracking congestion on highways, each of these goals involve setting up surveillance devices to record activity to later analyze.
  • There's multiple tools that you can utilize for these functions, from vehicle and people counting in survail to line crossing and motion detection on the cameras. We'll make sure you get that data you need to know if your having an impact.
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people and vehicle statistics


Wireless Backhauls

  • Government buildings often have expansive outdoor parking lots. That's a lot of area to cover. Often this requires installing wireless backhauls to enable network connectivity for cameras placed on poles throughout the parking areas.
  • Point-to-point wireless, military-grade beam wifi is often used to transport data between different areas on the property. These wireless beams are shown on the map in green.

Network, Cyber, and Application Security

  • Our platforms use encryption, inbound connection refusal, automatic software updates, and cloud-based management so your physical security devices are not compromising your cyber security initiatives.
  • VPN, MFA, SOC/SIEM, and Endpoint management services also available.
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New Port Richey, Florida
State of New Jersey
City of Leesburg, Florida
City of Clarksville, TN
Charlevoix County, Michigan
Transylvania County, North Carolina

Resources for Governments

Security for government buildings and public spaces can be a real challenge.

SCW makes it possible to bring all the moving parts together to run a well-oiled machine.

Here are some case studies, guides, and videos that help you make the right choice.

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  Case Study #1

Coming Soon.

  Coverage Map

Need inspiration? Check our this Sample Security Camera System Coverage Map for a manufacturing facility.

  Guide: NDAA

All SCW camera are compliant with the National Defense Authorization Act. In this NDAA guide, we talk about what the NDAA regulations mean to the security industry.

  Video: Success Story

Coming Soon

  Video: Roundtable Discussion

In this episode of "In the Trenches: Roundtable," we discuss mounting security cameras to ceilings.

  Video: Roundtable Discussion

In this episode of "In the Trenches: Roundtable," we discuss the unique installation challenges for multi-story building security.

  Video: Roundtable Discussion

In this episode of "In the Trenches: Roundtable," we discuss Patrols, Presets, Auto-Tracking, and Other PTZ Functions.

  Video: Roundtable Discussion

In this episode of "In the Trenches: Roundtable," we discuss RAID for security camera systems.

Park County, Wyoming
City of Roswell, New Mexico
State of Alaska
City of Malibu, HI
US Postal Inspection Service
United States Geological Survey
Why Government Agencies, Cities, and Counties

Choose SCW

We have the history and expertise your company needs.

For Your IT Team

  • Openpath Access Control System is a simple retrofit installation that is easily programmable and maintenance-free.
  • SCW cameras are a single cable plug-and-play item that can stretch up tp 750 feet in you combine them with one of our extended transmission POE Switches.
  • Both the Survail and Openpath Platforms include free and ongoing training and support. You don't have to do this.
  • The Survail Platforms include one-on-one onboarding of devices, networks, and users, before we even ship it to you. There's no complicated setup process.
  • The Survail Platform has integrated VLANs and VPNs which reduce network complexity and reduce the IT time spent on device management and securing remote access, when compared to on-premises NVR-based systems.
  • The Survail and Openpath platforms Increase your company’s cybersecurity posture and decrease your cyber threat footprint, when compared to non-cloud, on-premesis systems.
  • Every camera on one manufacturer-agnostic platform makes employee training infinitely simpler. The UI is so easy to use that other teams don't have to bother IT with every footage request.
  • The ready availability of our on-call technical experts means total support for the life of your new system.
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For Facilities

  • Both the Survail and Openpath Platforms include free and ongoing training and support.
  • Imagine no more need to stare at a screen of security cameras all day! Every camera in your system--without limit--is being analyzed to identify what matters to you most.
  • SCW AI-powered analytics software does all the watching for you. The AI-Powered Analytics distinguish individuals and vehicles in an evolving, learning process.
  • In less than a second, recognize a potential threat incident and notify pre-selected personnel and first responders by text message, email alert, or automatic phone call.
  • All notifications are in real-time. No more valuable minutes are lost. Immediate alerts profoundly alter outcomes.
  • Every camera can filter by person, vehicle, camera, date, or time, which means no more endless searching for pertinent footage.
  • The AI-Analytics proactively eliminate false positive events and reduce your huge number of current email alerts.
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Why Choose 2

For City / County Managers

  • The secure cloud-based Survail and Openpath platforms offer a lower total-cost-of-ownership by removing the requirements that your IT team worry about enabling and securing remote access to your on-premises hardware and network.
  • SCW offers the benefits you want - a system that keeps your educational facility secure without further involvement on from administrators or constant budget expansions.
  • Our professional-grade equipment is rugged and performance-driven. Our sophisticated technology is both simple to install and maintain.
  • Each component comes with 3 to 5 year warranties and is backed by the support of our US-based technical staff for the lifetime of your security system.
  • Our AI-Powered Analytics and easy to use reporting and retention tools mean that you won't have to hire additional staff to manage your system.
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Chester County Sheriff's Office
Red Hook New York
Washington State Courts
Fort Wayne Indiana
Shaolwater Bay Indian Nation Police
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SCW can protect your government facility or public space with money-saving time and benefits. And your IT and Security teams will love our US-based technical support. It comes FREE. Forever.World-class customer service and technical support are central to providing you with the best security available, anywhere.

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