Meet LE Veteran & Citywide Surveillance Expert Gawain Guedry

By Total Recall Corp. | Viktoriya Vudmaska
Friday, April 6, 2018

Longtime law enforcement professional Gawain Guedry has joined Total Recall Corporation as a Senior Account Executive representing the Western Region of the United States. Based in Las Vegas, Guedry brings invaluable field experience to Total Recall a Convergint Technologies company.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND.

I served the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) for more than 25 years–working various assignments as a patrol officer, detective, and a commercial helicopter pilot and instructor–before achieving the ranks of patrol sergeant, detective sergeant, administrative lieutenant, detective lieutenant, and section commander. During my work with LVMPD, Gawain received a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and completed Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command.

While I spent a portion of my law enforcement career working undercover assignments and flying helicopters, I realized my passion for technology after I assumed management of my department’s technical and surveillance section.

WHY DID YOU JOIN TOTAL RECALL CORPORATION AND CONVERGINT TECHNOLOGIES?

The first part of my career was spent in law enforcement, as that was my desired profession since I was a young child. For the last seven years of my policing career, I was fortunate to have been part of an incredible team of “technical” law enforcement professionals. We had many responsibilities related to electronic surveillance and technical solutions; however, what brought me the most sense of accomplishment was our team’s role in designing and installing a citywide surveillance system for our city. After retiring, it did not take long for me to realize just how much I missed helping our community and serving others.

I researched opportunities in the private industry and quickly identified Total Recall Corporation and Convergint Technologies as leaders in public safety-based video surveillance solutions.

WHAT IS YOUR ROLE AT TOTAL RECALL AND CONVERGINT?

I serve multiple communities at once by helping law enforcement and municipal leaders understand the ways public safety technology can improve quality of life for residents and tourists. Having experience in the operational deployment of technologies in the municipal and law enforcement space, I hope to leverage some of my knowledge when interacting with these leaders in discussing the capabilities of Total Recall’s products and Convergint’s services.

WHAT ARE CITYWIDE SAFETY SOLUTIONS?

Citywide safety solutions are the people, processes, and technology that view and leverage live & recorded outdoor video images and analytics to make real-time decisions on actions and solve crimes. The technology includes three major components: video data collection at the street level, video transmission network, and video management software and servers.

As an example, our CrimeEye® RD-2 is a solution that provides enormous value in its ability to satisfy elements of crime, disorder, and public safety-related objectives in an easy-to-deploy fashion and with minimal time to install. There is a significant return on investment for customers based on the capabilities of this particular solution – and I can speak from experience on how that is realized.

WHAT IS YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SOLUTIONS FOR CITIES AND GOVERNMENTS?