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January 30th, 2014
GSN Lauds "Team STS" for Extraordinary Achievement in the Public Interest

BriefCam a member of the “Securing the Statue Dream Team” of vendors.

GSN cover 450px Government Security News has presented the 2013 Emma Lazarus Humanitarian Award for Extraordinary Achievement in the Public Interest to Jordan Heilweil, CEO of Total Recall Corporation of Suffern, New York and the nine “Dream Team” partner companies that, together with Total Recall, donated a multi-million dollar surveillance and security upgrade to America’s welcoming symbol of freedom, the Statue of Liberty, which was seriously damaged in Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Working with the United States Park Police, the National Park Service (NPS) and the Department of Interior (DOI), the Dream Team migrated the Statue from outdated analog CCTV to the latest in digital technology to enable the park to cover areas with high-quality video surveillance that could not be reached before.

The team also constructed an intelligent and ultramodern command center to help the National Park Service and the National Park Police do their jobs effectively.

Following eight months of renovations, repairs and installation of new technology, the Statue was reopened to visitors on July 4, 2013 and has averaged 25,000 visitors per day in the ensuing months, according to Captain Greg Norman of the U.S. Park Police, who stated further that “The system has already helped the park not only maintain the security of the park through a busy summer, but has also added visitor protection by helping NPS employees respond promptly to visitor needs.”

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