Texas prep school expands IP surveillance deployment
Editor / Provider: Sponsored by Qnap Systems | Updated: 6/24/2013 | Article type: Education
Harmony Public School, a Texan nonprofit organization, was established by a group of dedicated educators and university academics. The school is a high-performing K-12 college preparatory charter school that focuses on math, science, engineering and computer technologies.
Among other things, student safety is the school's responsibility, and thus a well thought out surveillance system is an absolute must. In order to monitor the premises spread across thousands of square feet in real time, the Harmony Public School adopted the QNAP VioStor NVR surveillance system, VS-8032U-RP, which manages up to 32 channels of IP-based HD cameras for total situational awareness. Later on, the school needed to expand the system and added 26 cameras, with ease, to accommodate a new classroom wing on the second and third floors.
“When our customer called us with the idea of expanding onto the second floor, there was no question in our mind or theirs that we would be using the VioStor NVR from QNAP Security,” said Matt Wilson, PM of the systems integrator, A1 Security Cameras. “There were some obstacles at the beginning, but none of them had to do with QNAP's hardware or software.”
The Harmony Public School continued to choose QNAP for the expansion project because of the simplicity, reliability and quality of its solutions. For the new wing, the school deployed one unit of the VS-6020 Pro, powered by dual-core Intel Atom processor, in a mechanical room on the second floor to manage the newly added 20 cameras, while the other six new cameras were to be managed by the existing VS-8032U-RP. The newly installed VS-6020 Pro is fully compatible with the existing VS-8032U-RP, thanks QNAP's “Multi-Server Monitoring” feature, so that the VS-6020 Pro is able to monitor and record videos from the new cameras and also view footage from the existing NVR for total situational awareness at the campus.
The VioStor NVRs opt for a Web-based administration interface, allowing the security administrator to utilize any browser on any computer on campus to access the NVRs. Furthermore, the user-friendly interface makes it easy for the administrator to master system management. The VMobile app introduces mobile surveillance capability that makes remote video monitoring even more convenient. As the operators might not be able to sit behind the computer screens all the time, they can use their iOS or Android devices to view the IP cameras connected to the VioStor NVRs.
Campus monitoring has become more real-time, and the overall safety of the students and staff has been enhanced. The school also enjoys great flexibility in choosing the camera makes and models that fit its functionality, preference and budget requirements.
Safe Haven, Happy Learning
The Harmony Public School keeps its commitment to providing a safe environment for the students and staff, with the support of the QNAP Security VioStor NVRs. Both the VS-8032U-RP and VS-6020 Pro operate stably and reliably. Moreover, whenever the school needs consultation on surveillance technology deployment, its security administrator can always get quality assistance from QNAP Security's knowledgeable and responsive support staff, with proficient experience in the surveillance and networking fields.