Boundless Security Systems, Inc.
the communications bandwidth experts
Police / Law Enforcement, Ultra Low Bandwidth, Wireless, Outdoor, Mobile, and Covert Digital Video Surveillance Systems
Boundless solves today's and tomorrow's cellular data plan bandwidth limitations
Boundless' Many Benefits
Overview of Boundless' Ultra Low Bandwidth Backhaul, IP-Based System
In covert video surveillance, high quality recorded video is often important evidence and has a major impact on the direction of on-going investigations. If the highest quality recorded video is important as evidence, then the video must be recorded near the camera rather than being sent live over a public wide area network to a distant digital video recorder. Boundlessí outdoor systems-in-a-box internally record better video than can be sent live, and do so regardless of changes, and resulting Internet connection dropouts, in dynamic IP addresses.
In contrast, IP cameras that stream video to distant video recorders were designed for use on high speed, wired local area networks. Such networks have low packet loss, low latency and fixed IP addresses, not relatively slow, wide area networks where packet loss and latency are orders of magnitude higher, speed varies widely and constantly, and frequent changes in dynamic IP addresses cause dropouts in video recording.
The following drawings give details of Public Safety applications of Boundless' advanced IP-based, ultra low bandwidth, wireless digital video surveillance system:
6. Boundless' Transcoding Outdoor View™ has two internal PTZ cameras and provides ultra low bandwidth, outdoor video base station for internal CCTV and external wireless IP-cameras, near-camera digital video mass storage, and Rapid Event Notification.
10. Block Diagram of Boundless' Ultra Low Bandwidth, IP-based, Digital Video Surveillance System with Optional Secure VPN and Broadcast Tunneling with cyber-security for the Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS).
16. Scalable, Future-Safe, Ultra Low Bandwidth, Outdoor Wireless Digital Video Surveillance System Leverages Public and Public-Safety, City- and Municipal-Scale Wireless Networks to Improve Public Safety
Boundless' Outdoor Products: Wireless, IP-Based, Pole-Mount, Dual-Camera, Pole-Camera, Systems-in-a-Box with Long Internal Recording
In outdoor video surveillance, high quality recorded video is often important evidence and has a major impact on the direction of on-going investigations. If the highest quality recorded video is important as evidence, then the video must be recorded near the camera rather than being sent live over a public wide area network to a distant network video recorder.
Boundlessí ultra low bandwidth, dual-camera, outdoor systems-in-a-box internally record better video than can be sent live, with long storage duration. Internal video recording is independent of the number of viewers, and of periodic changes, and resulting Internet connection dropouts, in dynamic IP addresses. And, Boundless' PTZ control is optimized for use with wireless, wide area networks. The dual cameras enable users to have simultaneous wide-angle, situation-assessment and closeup views, solving the "where do I point the camera ?" problem.
In contrast, many outdoor pole-camera systems, in an effort to simplify construction and reduce cost, contain nothing more than a single IP camera and a cellular modem.
However, IP cameras that continuously stream video to distant network video recorders were designed for use on high speed, wired local area networks. The speed of a local area network is many times the data rate required for the video and there is no limit on the amount of data that can be transferred each month. Such wired local area networks have low packet loss, low latency and fixed IP addresses, unlike much slower, wireless wide area networks, such as cellular networks, where packet loss and latency are orders of magnitude higher, speed varies widely, constantly, and unpredictably, and periodic changes in dynamic IP addresses cause dropouts in distant video recording. And, the uplink speed of wide area networks, such as cellular networks, even when no one is viewing the live video, is not even high enough to carry a single video stream at the data rate required for best-quality distant recording. Frame rate can slow to a crawl when there are multiple remote viewers, or when a PTZ camera is moved, and a customer can use his or her month's entire quota of cellular data in only a day or two, risking throttling of communications speed and further degradation of the video.
Overview of Boundless' Ultra Low Bandwidth, Mobile, IP-Based, In-Vehicle System
With Boundless' ultra low bandwidth, Mobile Multi-Stream Video Server™, no officer in the field in or near his/her vehicle need be alone again.
Others' mobile, in-vehicle video surveillamce systems only attempt to protect a police department's or school district's liability, not officers' or student' safety. They merely record a camera that looks through the front windshield or within the vehicle, and, with some difficulty, enable the recorded video to be viewed only after the vehicle returns to the depot. In the case of a police car, the officer must aim the camera before leaving the vehicle, and be careful not to step out of the camera's field of view, whose typical wide view misses details. The lack of real-time, real-time remote access to the live and recorded video by HQ and mobile officers does nothing to protect the safety of the officer or passenger in the field.
In contrast, Boundless' ultra low bandwidth backhaul, in-vehicle system not only helps protect Departments' liability, it also helps protect officers and passengers in the field in real time, when they need it the most. One or more PTZ cameras in the vehicle or on the roof can be viewed and controlled remotely live, in real time, by multiple members of a task force, turning each patrol car into a mobile video surveillance unit. Optionally, live and recorded video from officers' wireless helmet cameras can also be viewed remotely. All video is recorded in the vehicle with better quality than can be sent live over a wireless wide area network, and is instantly available while the vehicle is still in the field.
Unmanned surveillance vehicles with continuous, simultaneous, 360-degree panoramic and closeups views via the Internet can also be provided. Optionally, a "sleep" mode conserves battery charge, and the vehicle's engine can be started and stopped remotely to recharge the vehicle's battery.
June 26, 2006: Boundless Security Systems, Inc., Develops First LIVE In-Car Mobile Vehicle Digital Video Surveillance System to Help Protect Police Officers' Lives, article on Officer.com
Law-Enforcement Related Press Releases
The following drawings compare Boundless' unique, ultra low bandwidth, IP-based technology to CCTV-based systems and conventional IP-based systems: