The South Grand Community Improvement District (CID) in St. Louis, MO is using the Genetec Stratocast cloud-based video monitoring system to deter license plate theft in its parking lot and provide video access to the local police department to help reinforce security.
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The South Grand Community Improvement District (CID) in St. Louis, MO is using the Genetec Stratocast cloud-based video monitoring system to deter license plate theft in its parking lot and provide video access to the local police department to help reinforce security.

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Genetec Inc., a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, has announced that the South Grand Community Improvement District (CID) in St. Louis, MO is using the Genetec Stratocast cloud-based video monitoring system to deter license plate theft in its parking lot and provide video access to the local police department to help reinforce security.

With this cloud-based video monitoring system, Rachel Witt, Executive Director at South Grand CID, can quickly and easily view video from anywhere, at any time. "Using the cloud video system, I am able to find and view the video in seconds. I can narrow down my search based on dates and time and watch the event unfold with all camera feeds up on the monitor. It's really that simple," commented Witt.

Stratocast has made it easy for the South Grand CID to give video access to local police so that when a crime is reported in the district, officers can immediately begin to conduct investigations without leaving their desks.

While the South Grand CID manages and owns the Stratocast solution, officers can log into the system and view video recordings when required. This is enabled by the Genetec Federation feature, which gives an organization access to manage multiple independent Genetec systems as one. A memorandum of understanding was signed so each party's responsibilities are clear.

"Instead of driving over and picking up a DVD, officers can directly access video from our cameras to see what happened. Not only does it help speed up investigations, it saves officers' valuable time," Witt said.

For a more detailed case study, visit: https://www.genetec.com/solutions/resources/south-grand-community-cloud-video-system.

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