Israeli Police Use Siklu's mmWave Radios to Secure Public Events

Siklu radios have been selected by the Israel Police as their main wireless fiber solution. These systems were selected for nationwide deployments as well as temporary events for the purpose of backhauling HD video surveillance systems and advanced sensors.

The Israel Police, like police forces all over the world, face a considerable challenge when it comes to deploying a camera array at a city's main centers within a short timeframe. Adding to the difficulties in securing these parades, is the legacy communication infrastructure in the old rock-based, mountainous terrain city of Jerusalem. When a wireless communication option is considered, the challenge of a dense urban environment packed with thousands of interfering Wi-Fi networks, needs to be addressed.

Putting on a Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem, the holiest city in the world presented an additional challenge - how fast the city's technology partners, MER Group, SMBIT and Siklu would be able to design, supply and install the very small mmWave radios at the strategic locations marked by the security experts.
Operating in the 70 GHz band, with 5 GHz of continuous spectrum, Siklu's radios were not constrained by the costly and time consuming frequency survey associated with legacy wireless solutions. At each location, the Police placed 2 HD cameras and simply deployed the Siklu radios back to back, eliminating the need for traditional multiple powering and switching devices. Simplified deployment was enabled by the Siklu EtherHaul radios with their integrated switch and dual PoE out. At each pole and rooftop along the parade route, a single EH-710TX radio was able to power the complete pack of cameras and radios. With these features and capabilities, the whole network was deployed in only 1 day.

On the day of the parade, the event gathered four times the number of people (~20K) attending in recent years, and the Police commanders were more than satisfied with the quality of video streams arriving in real-time to the control rooms. The live, high quality video streams enabled real-time response from the Police to any possible provocations. The cameras also serve as a deterrent, as potentially disruptive groups are aware that they are being filmed.

For the first time in Israel, Siklu's mmWave wireless fiber links were deployed in hours to support Police surveillance cameras and sensors. To know more about Siklu EtherHaul radios, click here.

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