As a town council, Soham must answer to its residents. They took a great leap of faith in investing in an entirely new system for their town. With their commitment to securing their community and a little assistance from Ava experts, the results have already started to pay off.
Before finding Ava, the Soham town council’s employees spent hours searching through video footage to prepare an investigative report. The extensive time needed to find an incident or culprit on poor-quality footage took away from their other duties. With the Ava Aware video management system’s Smart Search™ capability, it is now possible to quickly search through recorded events to find the necessary evidence. Soham is increasingly more proactive in monitoring unusual or unwanted events and behaviors such as illegal handicapped parking, physical violence, petty theft, fly-tipping or illegal dumping, and other criminal offenses. Quickly finding and creating evidence to these offenses allows Soham the potential to generate new revenue that was not easily attainable before the installation of Aware.
Due to Ava’s machine learning system, Soham receives alerts any time one of these abnormal events occurs, making the employees more aware and better able to act quickly upon potential violations. The use of ‘alerts’ replaces the traditional monitoring needed with dedicated staff for real-time reporting. Soham is now able to respond to offenses and prevent them from escalating. While the system works well in their designated locations, they are still only as strong as their location, which is why Soham is looking to expand its reach and go beyond the main street throughout their town. Soham’s forward-thinking approach and installation of Ava Aware is well aligned with their continued plans to keep this town, its residents, and visitors safe and happy.