Friday, February 21, 2014

Traffic monitors

The City of Lincoln Public Works and Utilities Department has a network of about 50 cameras for traffic management at major intersections in Lincoln. These cameras are not recorded, but I use them on occasion to check on a situation within their view--such as this rollover collision this morning at 87th and Highway 2.



Yesterday afternoon, I queued up the camera at Interstate 180 and Cornhusker Highway as we were responding northbound to an emergency, and found a whole committee of traffic monitors surveying the flow.


10 comments:

Steve said...

No harm will come from that; I don't think they even had a quorum. Now that I think of it, though, how do you get pigeon poo off the cameral lens?

Big Brother said...

Making sure none of the troops are goofing off?

ARRRRG!!!! said...

I zoomed in on one of those pigeons.

Anonymous said...

http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas-police-officer-kills-himself-parking-garage
What do LPD have in place for the employees?

Anonymous said...

http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas-police-captain-tied-rock-star-s-helicopter-ride-retires

James Johnson said...

It has been some time ago I posted here on the blog. The other day I had to put another canine down, at first I was so sad I felt nausea but after watching some grief videos, and talking with those who relate with the loss of a pet I am doing better, and focusing on the fun times we had. Anyone have a Mini Ausi for adoption, I been quite lonely now we are down to one, and she is lost with no canine companion. Life stages....

I post the two las Vegas related articles in hopes you may write about support services for officers who are involved in critical incidents. Also can you elaborate about some of the career highlights you have had in meeting celebrities, heads of state ect?

Anonymous said...

James, I am deeply sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you. I hope you find another dog soon. I wish I could help.

Anonymous said...

James- Mini Aussies rarely come into rescues. Check rescueme.org
You can search by breed and available dogs for adoption can be narrowed down by area of the country. Often times transportation is available if you find one that is a considerable distance away.

Anonymous said...

Do city employees have the capability to monitor it in better quality than the public? Those camera feeds give me a headache.

Tom Casady said...

3:23 AM,

The public views from these cameras that are posted on the Public Works Department website are downsized screenshots. There are a couple dozen City employees who have access to the full view and can control the cameras. All of these are high resolution, and some are quite stunning in their quality. Wind (which shakes some of the mounts), glare, and debris on the housing are problematic at times. None of these are recorded.