Buena Park is a mid-size city located in Orange County California. Within Buena Park lies the “Entertainment Zone,” an area that is home to Knott’s Berry Farm and other attractions that draw a large number of tourists every year. As such public safety and crime prevention are of critical importance to the city. For Buena Park this is addressed with public video security and readily available emergency call boxes, or “Code Blue’s”.
The concept of expanding the existing video security network was straight forward. However actually putting the cameras where they were needed and still connecting them into the main video monitoring center at the police station was not a simple task. The cameras and Code Blue call boxes had to be spread out throughout the Entertainment Zone, typically where there was no copper or fiber available.