County Launches Traffic Camera Website

Arlington trade camera website

Arlington County is putting a 180 trade cameras online for all to view.

A new website launched by a county allows anyone with an internet tie to perspective real-time video streams from cameras along categorical roads around Arlington.

“This new use is partial of a County’s beginning to foster open information and improved offer all those who use Arlington streets,” Arlington travel arch Dennis Leach pronounced in a press release. “We’re utilizing record to yield a open with real-time trade conditions so that they can make sensitive decisions about their designed outing – anything from a invert to a special event.”

The cameras were previously viewable on Trafficland.com, although some-more recently a cameras were mostly inoperable on a site.

The county says it is formulation on adding VDOT highway cameras to a trade camera page “in a future.” Currently, VDOT cameras can be noticed on a 511 Virginia Traffic Information website.

The new trade camera complement is not but a drawbacks: a sampling by ARLnow.com suggested that about 1 in 5 cameras was “temporarily unavailable,” and cameras are comparatively meagre north of a Rosslyn-Ballston corridor.

In further to now being permitted to curious residents, a cameras are used by transportation officials and open reserve agencies to guard trade around a county.

“The Transportation, Engineering Operations Bureau monitors trade cameras to yield nurse transformation of trade and for occurrence government purposes,” a press recover says. “These cameras are also common with a Emergency Communications Center and a Arlington County Police Department.”

The cameras, however, are not in place to quarrel crime.

“Feeds are not ceaselessly monitored and a images shown are never recorded,” the county notes. “These cameras are not dictated to be used as crime impediment or stating tools.”

Arlington says it is stability to ascent and update a trade infrastructure. From a press release:

For a final few years, a County has been upgrading a trade vigilance communications network from copper wire to fiber. This state-of-the-art record improves a trustworthiness of a trade cameras and provides higher-quality feeds. It also will assistance a County exercise a Smart Traffic Signal System, that integrates real-time trade monitoring with Variable Message Signs (VMS), blue tooth devices, video detections and trade cameras. Upgrades will continue by open of 2016.