May 2nd, 2019, Chicago, IL
At a meeting held May 1st, 2019, the Chicago Police Department hosted an orientation and training meeting for District 19 CAPS officers who will be utilizing an innovative network of cloud-based cameras installed throughout Roscoe Village as part of the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy initiative.
“The centerpiece of the program is the installation of up to 30 cameras in Roscoe Village. These night vision equipped cameras will feed fully encrypted video footage into a cloud system that CAPS officers can access upon request as part of their investigation and crime solving efforts,” said Bryan Niermeyer, Commercial Sales Manager at Alert Protective Services, whose company was selected by the Roscoe Village Neighbors to deploy their innovative solution.
“The goal of the program is to assist police in Roscoe Village and discourage crime from occurring in the first place. As participation in the program expands, Roscoe Village will become a safer place to live, work, and play,” said Jason Elster , RVN Neighborhood Watch Committee Chair.
In addition to installing new cameras approved and funded by the board of Roscoe Village Neighbors, businesses and residents can purchase cameras linked to the program or bridge devices which allow existing cameras to be linked as well.
This unique partnership with RVN, Alert Protective Services, and the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy combines strong advocacy, an alert system, and enhanced communication that we believe will result in increased apprehensions, stronger prosecution, and lower crime overall.
The program will be supported by street signs at entry points to Roscoe Village and a marketing campaign to provide additional deterrent value.
About Alert Protective Services
Alert Protective Services is a full-service residential and commercial security provider that has served the greater Chicagoland area for nearly 40 years. The company installs, services, and monitors security, smart home, and fire alarm systems, along with video surveillance systems, intercoms and wire for sound, video, and telephony.