March Networks, a provider of intelligent IP video solutions, announced the government of Campbell County, Wyoming, is using the company's VMS, encoders and hybrid recorders for integrated security across its facilities. The county's IT department standardized on the solution based on its proven reliability, management and ability to support a phased transition to all-IP video surveillance.
“We were looking for a system that was reliable and could work with our existing analog infrastructure or be deployed in new facilities as a straight IP video network. We also wanted a system we could manage centrally for optimum efficiency, and it had to be intuitive, so security and facilities management staff could use it on a daily basis,” said Phil Harvey, IT Services Manager, Campbell County. “March Networks was our clear choice and demonstrated better ROI than other solutions we evaluated.”
The IT department was also impressed with the system's health monitoring capability, which automatically alerts administrators to potential video network issues, such as a drop in connectivity or a corrupt hard-drive before they impact performance. Its capacity to scale to support hundreds or even thousands, of cameras was another deciding factor.
Campbell County has completed installations at multiple sites including its court house, sheriff's office, museum and a recreation center. Its future deployments will include the airport, library, landfill and public health building. The county has already used video from the integrated solution to reduce the time required to investigate incidents by as much as 50 percent.
“Campbell County joins a growing list of government authorities choosing March Networks to provide the surveillance capabilities critical to their public security and emergency response efforts,” said Peter Strom, President and CEO, March Networks.