Supporting the largest public safety video monitoring project in Brazil

Using Hexagon’s mission-critical platform, SSP-BA monitors municipalities through more than 4,000 cameras and more than 900 facial recognition devices

Dispatch center

The challenge

Inaugurated in 2016, the Center for Operations and Intelligence (COI), under the Public Safety Secretariat of the State of Bahia (SSP-BA) gathers military police, local police, the fire department and forensics teams, as well as other federal and municipal agents. In all, approximately 560 professionals at the center and more than 6,000 field agents serve approximately 4 million residents.

To improve public safety in Bahia, SSP-BA’s Technological and Organizational Management Superintendence (SGTO) invested in the implementation of a video monitoring project called “Video Police,” considered the largest and most comprehensive public safety technology project in the country.

The solution

During a pilot test at the Micareta of Feira de Santana festival in Bahia, facial and license plate recognition devices created alarms within HxGN OnCall Security | Guardian, Hexagon’s physical security information management (PSIM) solution, which automatically notified dispatchers and directly forwarded all associated information to the closest field agents, contributing to the arrest of 33 fugitives.

Based on the pilot project results, SSP-BA carried out a bidding process to expand the project to 78 other municipalities across the state, and HxGN OnCall Dispatch and On Call Security | Guardian were selected to support Bahia’s capital city and municipalities in its metropolitan region. In 40 days leading up to Carnival in 2023, the CAD system received approximately 200,000 calls, and over 37,500 events were created. During the event, 79 fugitives were arrested and there was a 49% reduction in cases of bodily injury and a 13% reduction in hate crimes, theft and robberies compared to the last event held in 2020, before the pandemic.

“With the system we implemented, one policeman can do the job of 10.”
Colonel Marcos Oliveira
Superintendent of Technological and Organizational Management
Center for Operations and Intelligence, State of Bahia

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