Newark, NJ, though populated and culturally diverse, sometimes struggles with providing safe housing for low to middle-income families. However, the Newark Housing Authority (NHA), which operates about 87,000 housing units in 45 buildings, set out a few years ago to provide safer hosting and map fit easier for residents to communicate with one another. According to Broadband Communities Magazine, the NHA consulted with Millennium Communications Group (MCG), which provides fiber optic networks and advanced technology solutions for organizations and communities. MCG quickly realized that a high performance security solution was needed for the NHA residents and recommended connecting residents with a “fiber optic backbone,” which would be capable of handling high performance security camera solutions.
Before these fiber optic camera, the NHA had used low quality cameras that were often unmonitored. But, with the new fiber-based physical security cameras installed, the hosting authority could use crimes caught on tape to prosecute criminals. The quality of the footage was all due to having enough bandwidth to transport and store camera footage.