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IP video surveillance protects Canadian college

Avigilon : 17 April, 2013  (Application Story)
After construction work at Humber College in Canada, a new high definition video surveillance system was installed to improve public safety
IP video surveillance protects Canadian college

Humber College in Toronto, Ontario, has deployed the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system in parking lots and high-traffic areas to maintain public order and deter crime across its three primary campuses.

The Avigilon high-definition surveillance system was chosen for its superior image quality, ease of use, and ability to integrate with other critical security solutions for a complete campus-wide security system that increases safety for students and staff and maintains a positive learning environment.

After construction began on the new Learning Resource Commons, a 280,000 square foot building at the Humber North campus and surrounding parking areas, the college began to look for an advanced IP-based high-definition surveillance system. “Quality, cost, and flexibility were key considerations and after looking at several solutions, we felt that Avigilon would be the best
partner to help us get the job done effectively and seamlessly,” said Ernie Colosimo, manager of security systems at Humber. “The attentive, professional, and knowledgeable support Avigilon provides is an added bonus.”

Humber uses the Avigilon Control Center network video management software (NVMS) with High-Definition Stream Management (HDSM) technology to manage its public safety surveillance system, including a combination of Avigilon HD cameras ranging from 1 MP to 16 MP and Avigilon 180° HD panoramic dome cameras to monitor the parking lots and other hightraffic areas across the college’s three main campuses. The college also installed Avigilon HD 5 MP cameras at the campus pub and uses ACC Mobile to remotely monitor the system 24/7. To ease the transition to a full IP-based surveillance system, Humber uses Avigilon analogue video encoders for improved functionality of its existing analogue cameras and stores 14 days of continuous video footage on Network Video Recorders (NVRs).

Humber successfully leveraged its existing network infrastructure and analogue cameras to save costs and improve system performance, easing the transition to IP-based surveillance. Utilizing the advanced features of the Avigilon Control Center software, the security team can identify events in minutes instead of hours to dramatically expedite and improve investigation results.

Users can also easily share footage with key stakeholders. ACC Mobile has become a valuable tool for remote monitoring, providing access to important information in lock down situations. Humber has been particularly impressed with the high level of support provided by the Avigilon team.

“With a well thought-out security strategy, Humber College has made the safety of its 27,000 full-time and 56,000 continuing education students a top priority,” said Bryan Schmode, executive vice president of global sales at Avigilon. “Delivering superior image quality, advanced manageability, and the flexibility to easily integrate with other systems, the Avigilon highdefinition surveillance system plays a critical role in maintaining public order and deterring crime, contributing to a safer, more positive campus environment.”

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