Statue of Liberty Upgrades to New State-of-the-Art Digital Video Surveillance System from Total Recall

March 4, 2014

SUFFERN, New York, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –

Total Recall Corp. assembled “Dream Team” of nine top technology providers
to create innovative IP video solution to improve safety, security and operations for Lady

Liberty’s millions of annual visitors

Total Recall Corporation (http://www.totalrecallcorp.com), a video-centric
security technology provider specializing in surveillance solutions, has brought together
nine state-of-the-art technology vendors to deliver an award-winning IP-based, digital
video surveillance solution used by the U.S. Park Police, National Park Service (NPS) and
the Department of Interior (DOI) to enhance public safety and improve operational
efficiencies at the recently renovated Statue of Liberty National Monument and Liberty

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The high-profile project kicked off 2014 with a Government Security News Homeland
Security Extraordinary Achievement in Public Safety and Security award (
http://bit.ly/1aRWGj7) after having received the 2013 Bronze STE Security Innovation Award
from the Security Industry Association (SIA) (http://bit.ly/LSqD6A).

The Statue of Liberty reopened to the public on Independence Day, July 4, 2013,
following eight months of renovation and repairs due to the devastation caused by
Hurricane Sandy. As part of the refurbishment, Total Recall reached out to the U.S. Park
Police, NPS and DOI with a state-of-the-art surveillance system proposal that would be
designed, installed and maintained as a donation by the company.

In preparation for the reopening, Total Recall redesigned the Statue’s surveillance
and security system from top to bottom, including migrating from outdated analog CCTV to
the latest in IP-based digital video technology, building an intelligent and ultra-modern
command center to help the NPS and U.S. Park Police do their jobs more effectively and
enabling the park to cover areas with video surveillance that they could not reach before,
such as the security screening facilities.

“The National Park Service and Statue of Liberty National Monument greatly appreciate
the comprehensive security system donated by Total Recall,” Capt. Gregory Norman,
Commander of Liberty District, U.S. Park Police said.

“We are extremely honored to once again be part of the surveillance system design and
installation at the Statue of Liberty,” said Jordan Heilweil, president, Total Recall
Corporation. “We assembled a Dream Team of cutting-edge security technology providers to
give her the best protection possible while helping the Park Police, Department of the
Interior and National Park Service deliver a memorable experience for the millions of
families who visit the Statue each year.”

IP-based technology and the system’s innovative design enables it to cover the entire
perimeter of Liberty Island, as well as the park’s security screening facilities and all
393 steps from the main lobby to Lady Liberty’s crown. The technology will be used for the
day-to-day safety and security of the park’s visitors while also helping the U.S. Park
Police and NPS monitor traffic flow and expand people management to keep lines moving,
assist ferry service operation, reconnect parents with misplaced children and effectively
respond to any medical emergencies on the island or inside the Statue.

“All of our partners are proud to be part of this mission,” continued Heilweil. The
partners selected by Total Recall for the Statue of Liberty’s new surveillance system

        - Axis Communications [http://www.axis.com ] to provide a mix of nearly 160
          IP cameras with HDTV quality, exceptional nighttime performance, powerful zoom,
          reliability and discreet appearance;
        - BriefCam [http://www.briefcam.com ] for its unique Video Synopsis software
          solution that enables law enforcement and security personnel to review hours of
          surveillance video in minutes;
        - DragonWave [http://www.dragonwaveinc.com ] to supply multi-gigabit packet
          microwave radios, delivering carrier-class transport for mission critical public
          safety communications;
        - Milestone Systems [http://www.milestonesys.com ] for its open platform IP
          video management software that integrates all components, enabling first responders
          to view live or recorded video, also using mobile devices;
        - Pivot3 [http://www.pivot3.com ] for reliable digital storage and compute
          devices specifically designed for the IP video industry;
        - Proxim Wireless [http://www.proxim.com ] to deliver high capacity, wide area
          wireless broadband utilizing WORP(R) technology in order to connect IP cameras in
          areas the previous system could not reach;
        - RGB Spectrum [http://www.rgb.com ] for enabling multiple video feeds to be
          displayed on the massive video wall in the new command center using its MediaWall
          2900 Display Processor;
        - Scallop Imaging [http://www.scallopimaging.com ] for perimeter security via
          its all solid-state M6-200 IP cameras with six megapixel, extreme low-light video and
          undistorted panoramic 200degree(s) FOV;
        - Winsted Corporation [http://www.winsted.com ] for ergonomically designed
          command center consoles that allow operators to be as efficient and comfortable as
          possible in a high-stress environment.

The current surveillance deployment marks the first time an all-digital surveillance
system has been installed at the monument, which will allow the NPS to cover areas of the
island that were previously unreachable with the old analog system, thanks to a mix of
fiber and wireless connections. Total Recall designed and supervised the last major
security system overhaul for the Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island in 1999, with the
latest upgrade made in 2004.

Conditions for installing the new system were not easy, Heilweil continued, noting
that the environment presented unique challenges even without the damage done by Hurricane
Sandy. “The lack of electricity, flooding and damage caused by Sandy could not stop the
amazing team from making sure that Lady Liberty could welcome visitors – as she always

According to the National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy
[http://www.nyharborparks.org/visit/stli-faq.html ], approximately 4 million people visit
the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island each year. For more information
see http://www.nps.gov/stli/index.htm.

Total Recall will present the Statue of Liberty project at the upcoming ASIS New York
City Security Conference and Expo, March 13-14, 2014 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New
York. Media enquiries welcome. Contact details follow.

About Total Recall

Total Recall Corp. is a video-centric security technology provider specializing in
surveillance solutions, including command and control centers, wireless connectivity and
video network design and management. Founded in 1985, Total Recall has been providing
municipal governments, businesses and organizations – large and small – with surveillance
solutions for over 25 years. From concept to completion, Total Recall builds, supports and
maintains custom solutions that integrate “best of breed” products, including its
exclusive CrimeEye(R) field units, with open networking standards to provide fast,
scalable installation and cost-effective maintenance. For more information:




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