City of Houston’s deployment of Edge360's rapid re-deployable surveillance solution, Boomerang, helps maximize crowd security and safety for popular community gathering.

ASHBURN, VA JULY 15, 2016 –  Innovative homeland security solutions provider Edge360 has announced the successful proof of concept of Boomerang, the company’s groundbreaking rapid re-deployable surveillance system, during the City of Houston’s 2016 Freedom Over Texas Festival.  The successful deployment of the system, which features surveillance hardware by industry innovator IDIS, confirms the City of Houston’s emergent reputation as a homeland security innovator, demonstrating both the city and Edge360’s commitment to public safety and the security of both residents and visitors.

In partnership with the City of Houston, Edge360 deployed their powerful Boomerang system which features next-generation surveillance technology from global surveillance powerhouse IDIS.  A rugged and nimble surveillance tool, the system is purpose-built to assist public safety personnel in the coverage of urban events and incidents, especially those of a traditionally chaotic and changing nature. While traditional surveillance set-ups for major community and large sporting events with crowds face common challenges related to their dynamic nature--changes within venues, such as the erection of tents, banners, balloons, portable toilets, and vendors can limit viewing options and unpredictably alter security landscapes.

Edge360’s powerful concept and IDIS technology allow for a truly nimble mobile solution, delivering enhanced surveillance that adapts easily and quickly to altered environments, including from interior perspectives. Additionally, added Radio Frequency (RF) noise, common in such situations, can create an environment “hostile” to a traditional video system’s responsiveness, a risk that is successfully mitigated by Edge360’s hybrid and wireless technology innovations. In these ways, the City of Houston’s commitment to latest-generation technology and methods in the service of maximum safety and security was easily matched and supported by Edge360 and IDIS’s commitment to agile, powerful surveillance innovation.

Scott Frigaard, Vice-President of Edge360, stated, “We’re pleased to see the deployment of Edge360’s powerful mobile Public Safety Video System has so successfully proven the value of our technology in the real world environment of the dynamic 2016 Freedom Over Texas Festival. The Edge360 system, built with IDIS technology, addresses ever more urgent concerns for municipal environments as never before.  We look forward to partnering further with both IDIS and the storied City of Houston for future gatherings and major sporting events, such as the upcoming Super Bowl.”

Noted, Jack C. Hanagriff of the Houston Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security, “The mobile Public Safety Video System provided by Edge360, with the added power of IDIS surveillance technology, really delivered for the people of Houston this weekend. Houston is one of the country’s most dynamic urban environments and our commitment to the safety and security of our people at all times is second to none. This solution successfully delivered a powerful, ‘plug and play’ video network capable of either cellular or wireless backhaul, and one that did not interfere with existing video networks or other wireless devices in use.

“Importantly, this solution did not tax more than than typical city resources commonly found in most urban communities, and the remote camera control via web browsers greatly enhanced situational awareness for our decision makers.”

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Benjamin Bryant, Public Relations Consultant

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Edge360 designs, develops, manufactures and integrates public safety technologies and solutions for federal, state, and local governments, as well as commercial and private organizations. Our fully integrated, rapidly deployable cameras, intelligent software platforms and managed services provide end-to-end solutions that ensure the safety and security requirements of our varied customers. Edge360’s innovative approach to technology integration is built on the belief that our customer’s needs, not just technology, drive our comprehensive solutions.


IDIS is a global security company that designs, develops, manufactures, and delivers surveillance solutions for a wide range of commercial and public sector markets. Headquartered in Korea and operating across 40+ countries and 100+ strategic partners, IDIS is a world leading digital surveillance solution provider with an annual turnover of $450 million, across all holdings, with more than 1.9 million recorders installed worldwide and over 15.2 million cameras utilizing IDIS technology.