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Clackamas County owns and operates almost 100 facilities over a large geographic area which makes security and monitoring difficult—especially for 24/7/365 coverage of unmanned facilities and a large County jail. In the past, many of these facilities utilized local Closed Circuit TV systems with minimal storage on local DVR devices. This resulted in less than optimal security coverage, no ability for secure internet access in an emergency situation,  no centralized access control, no dedicated surveillance for multiple locations and an overall maintenance nightmare.  With the increasing demand for security, regulatory requirements, discovery requests and overall need for an efficient and flexible system – something needed to change.

With the recent completion of the County Broadband Express (CBX) project creating a County fiber plant connecting many of the County facilities and a new high-performance network infrastructure, the County Technology Services implemented a project to overhaul the CCTV system for the County. Given the numerous cameras and enormous amount of video data, a dedicated “casino quality” system was needed that allowed for flexible and scalable long term management. The Genetec Security Center was chosen and has been implemented for almost all County facilities—with a few more in progress. This has also allowed the County to implement new capabilities and enhance the security of the County while leveraging video to provide new services to the County and the public. Overall costs to manage and maintain the CCTV has also decreased (on a per camera basis) due to standardization of equipment and configuration. While a CCTV system might not look to be a technical challenge on the surface, the amount of actual data being managed on the network and storage is massive—in our case the single largest load on the network. This required a complex and sophisticated network architecture and overall management design to prevent performance issues and maintain service levels.


With the implementation of the Genetec systems and upgrades to more high capacity cameras, the County has finally been able to leverage the video security.

Some of the features / capabilities that were implemented:

Some of the key utilization and new functionality:

Next Steps – new functionality currently in development:


 The CCTV system utilizes the following to meet the needs of the County and maintain efficient support:

(Genetec is an established world-class leader in video surveillance)

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