Texas prep school expands IP surveillance deployment
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.
K-12 schools worldwide vamp up security
Schools are meant to provide a safe haven for young minds to grow and learn. Hence, they often consist of bright and open spaces with large windows so as to create an environment that encourages learning. In light of the unfortunate Sandy Hook incident in December 2012, however, the very openness meant to encourage a friendly atmosphere also poses security risks. This feature looks at the K-12 sec
UK child care facility puts trust in networked surveillance
One of UK's oldest child care centers, Gingerbread Corner, established in 1976 in Croydon, Surrey, recently replaced its outdated analog video surveillance system with an IP-based video surveillance system consisting of 21 Samsung Techwin network cameras and two NVRs to improve protection of the 160 children between ages of 3 months to 11 years on its premises. Coulsdon based video surveillance an
Canadian college upgrades to HD for multisite monitoring
Conestoga College, a large and growing post-secondary institution that serves about 50,000 students and encompasses five main campuses and numerous satellite locations in Kitchener, Ontario, recently upgraded part of its outdated analog video surveillance system to an IP-based surveillance system consisting of 100 Axis Communications HD cameras and Exacq Technologies VMS to cover buildings, parkin
US university secures football field with thermal cams
Brigham Young University (BYU) in Utah, U.S. has deployed Flir Systems thermal security cameras to look after its newly renovated football field. After determining a mix of thermal security cameras would provide 24/7 quality video and range performance, Sgt. Wayne Beck, Security Systems Coordinator of Campus Police, and the university administration team integrated the cameras' video outputs onto
NATO Defense College in Italy enlists IP sentries
The NATO Defense College (NDC), a NATO military academy headquartered in Rome, decided to install a modern, high-quality video surveillance system consisting of 20 Axis Communications network cameras, NVR, and VMS for perimeter security of its facility. The system was installed and designed by Augen Telematica & Automazione.
Canadian college deters crime with larger-than-life witness
Humber College in Toronto, Canada recently deployed Avigilon's HD surveillance system in parking lots and high-traffic areas to maintain public order and deter crime across its three primary campuses. The system composes of HD cameras ranging from 1-megapixel to 16-megapixel, VMS, NVR and analog video encoders to cover security on the campus with 27,000 full-time students. Humber leveraged its exi
12th century Spanish uni gets 21st century smarts
The University of Salamanca, the oldest university in Spain, and one of the fourth oldest universities in Europe deployed a smart surveillance system composed of Axxon's VMS and Brickcom IP cameras to monitor its new four-story building at its technology park. The building covers more than 2.20 acres (8,900 square meters) of floor space.
US university pilots biometric access at dining hall
Natural Security (NS) announced a new partnership with Spartan Shops, the retail and residential dining service provider for San Jose State University (SJSU) in California, to implement biometric authentication at the university's residential dining hall. Biometric authentication used for the SJSU dining hall that receives up to 7,000 customers a day, combines mid-range contactless technology. Bio
Kentucky university unifies video, access, PA systems for enhanced security operation
Next Level Security Systems (NLSS) is providing a unified security solution to the University of Kentucky to help protect students, faculty, staff and campus assets. Included in the solution is the NLSS flagship security management system (available for one inclusive price with no-license fee structure) to oversee more than 2,000 surveillance cameras and 40,000 cardholders across 800 acres (35 mil
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