Cities of all sizes can be thought of as an ecosystem, with many different elements playing a critical role in how the community-at-large is impacted. Any breakdown in public services can have disastrous effects on a large number of people. City and government officials are continuously challenged with keeping their communities safe and healthy.
These leaders need to be conscious and proactively diligent in handling a variety of considerations – traffic and infrastructure, public safety, public works, and more.
City and urban parking is often difficult to find, leading to stressful environments for drivers. Continuously monitoring and enforcing the city’s parking rules and regulations is a financial and staffing burden for city governments.
Additionally, public safety has become a critical measure in keeping with CDC guidelines and state and local ordinances such as occupancy management, mask compliance, and thermal screening for contagion control.
The city of Riverbank, CA was in need of a solution that could help augment their law enforcement’s efforts in protecting the city’s downtown area which had been victimized by various criminal activities. Riverbank was investigating whether or not to bolster its law enforcement staff to meet demand or install cameras to act as another line of defense.
“We have access to that database when we need it, but we don’t have the time, energy, and resources to sit there and monitor everything. The whole idea is to make less work for us rather than more work.”
ERIN KIEL POLICE CHIEF