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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
phones are one of the latest tools being used by Toledo Police in the fight
department is showing off their new mobile capabilities in a new video they
posted online. They can now monitor their crime cameras on their phones. They
say it's all part of their effort to watch for crime in real time.
have the capability of monitoring those remotely outside of the safety
building, so we could monitor them from the police car, officers can monitor
them from their phone," explained Capt. Mike Troendle. "I can control from my
phone and pan, tilt, zoom the cameras and see what I need to see."
tablets and laptops are all being used by TPD officers to keep an eye on the
streets of Toledo. Troendle says gang units, drug units and the SWAT team will
especially benefit from this technology.
improves our ability to catch criminals," he said. "It improves our ability to
patrol in the neighborhoods without actually having an officer present."
cameras will still be monitored in the crime center; the mobile technology just
expands their capabilities.
we'll bring our whole server online and we'll be able to monitor all of our
cameras remotely," the captain said.