Camera Systems for Public Safety


The Wanco Message Sign Camera Systems add video monitoring and remote-access capability to Wanco Mini Matrix Message Signs. Designed for public safety and law enforcement agencies, the systems allow remote control of both the camera and the sign. Monitor traffic, change the message displayed on the sign, and control the day/night pan-tilt-zoom camera 24/7 using your computer’s Web browser.

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This system links your Wanco message sign and your computer wirelessly via cellular communications. You can monitor and control various aspects of the sign’s operation, and monitor traffic while controlling the integrated video camera.

How it works

Traffic RVMS Remote Communications

Remote communication with the Message Sign Camera System is possible using a computer, an Internet connection, and the cellular router installed at the message sign. Connect from the comfort of your office, a command center, or any Internet-enabled location.

At the heart of the system is a high-speed 4G cellular router. Client software installed on your computer lets you use a standard Internet browser to “call up” the router. The system’s video server provides access to the camera, while the router enables access to the sign’s NTCIP-compliant control system. A device server lets you view data from accessories such as radar and GPS.

Communications components include a cellular router, a signal amplifier to boost cellular signal strength, the message sign’s control software, various server components, and optional accessories. Internal connections at the message sign are prewired and preconfigured at the factory.

With Wanco client software installed, your computer can access and control the message sign’s video camera, message sign, and accessories. Modify the message displayed on the sign; check the unit’s power levels; pan, tilt, and zoom the video camera, access radar and GPS data; and more, all without leaving your chair.


  • Live video for real-time monitoring
  • Remote control of camera and sign
  • Traffic, radar* and GPS data
  • Easy to use
  • Portable and wireless

Remote Access and Control

  • Remote access with Wanco PWZ Logger program
  • Monitor vehicle and pedestrian traffic in real time
  • Access live or recorded MPEG video stream
  • Pan, tilt and zoom the camera
  • Change the message displayed on the sign
  • View system health and related data
  • View radar* and GPS data
  • High-speed 4G LTE cellular router installed in control box

Camera and Video

  • Day/night camera
  • Camera can record video to user-supplied SD card
  • Access using a standard Internet browser
  • Auto-tracking, gatekeeper and guard tour features
  • Alarm notifications
  • Multiple video-stream types

Message Sign

  • Easy to tow and deploy quickly by one person
  • Onboard controller
  • AMBER Alert ready
  • Preprogrammed text messages, symbols and graphics simplify message creation
  • Low power consumption with long run times
  • NEMA‑4 control box with space for user-installed devices
  • All-welded structural steel trailer with heavy-duty bolt-on fenders
  • Stainless steel hardware where practical
  • Durable powder-coat finish
  • Low weight, can be towed by most vehicles
  • Standard tow hitch for easy transport
  • NTCIP-compliant communications


*Radar is optional equipment.


Message sign

  • Choice of matrix or three-line sign
  • Larger full-size sign

Camera system

  • Choice of cameras
  • Choice of modems

Power system

  • Choice of battery types and configurations
  • Additional solar

Tow hitch

  • Combo-hitch for pintle hook and 2-inch ball hitch
  • Heavy-duty lunette ring for 2 1/2-inch pintle hook

Other options

  • Outrigger jack stands
  • Telescoping camera tower
  • High-security battery box

Some options may not be available for aftermarket installation. Please consult factory.


Camera system

Camera model*

Axis P5654-E domed day/night, pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ), autofocus camera


21× optical zoom and 12× digital zoom, total 256× zoom


1280x720 (HDTV 720) to 320x180

Remote-control software

Wanco PWZ Logger

Remote communications

Cellular plan

Cellular data plan required
Modem programmed by Wanco according to user-provided specifications


Sierra Wireless Airlink RV50X
Approved for use on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and others

Controls and monitoring software


MPEG video and PTZ camera control using Axis Video via Internet browser

Message sign

NTCIP-compliant message board control and monitoring using Wanco remote software

Status monitoring

Camera power control and monitoring and real-time radar capture using Wanco LVD SCADA


Approach-only radar can be displayed on Portable Work Zone software, providing approximate speed of traffic


GPS data access using Virtual Port or GPS software with TCP/IP

*Camera and modem options available. Radar is optional equipment. For more information, please contact the factory.

Specifications subject to change without notice.