ALLIANCE -- The Alliance Police Department has taken delivery of new, solar-powered mobile surveillance unit from WCCTV, based in Dallas, Texas.

After seeking bids from three companies, APD found that WCCTV offered the best combination of features, customer service and warranty. This unit was purchased with grant funds from the Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative at no cost to taxpayers.

The system uses a multi-view camera system. The primary camera is a pan-tilt-zoom camera with 40x zoom. The secondary camera has four fixed views. The unit is also equipped with a PA speaker to enable automated and real-time warning messages, perimeter protection and other features including motion notifications if enabled.

The unit is fully self-contained. Solar panels keep the unit’s batteries charged, and in the event of inclement weather, the unit can run up to 30 days even when clouds persist. It also has anti-theft and anti-tamper components. One camera angle provides security for the unit at all times. Camera feeds can be accessed in real-time on a desktop computer, or via the mobile app. Video is also stored internally for 30 days before being overwritten.

The Alliance Police Department is excited to bring this technology to our community. The first deployment will be next week at the annual Heritage Days Festival. This technology will enable us to keep an eye on crowds and will also serve as a deterrent to criminal activity. Moving forward, the camera can be placed based on crime trends and feedback from the community including local business owners.

For questions or to request the camera trailer in your area, please call APD at 308-762-4955 or email [email protected].