Avigilon Surveillance System Takes Care of US Disabled Children

Avigilon Surveillance System Takes Care of US Disabled Children
Avigilon, a supplier for HD and megapixel video surveillance systems, announced that Damar Services, a residential care facility for children with developmental disabilities in Indianapolis, Indiana, has deployed the Avigilon HD surveillance system to ensure clients' health and safety and as an effective training and performance validation tool.

"Avigilon's image quality and clarity is night and day compared to our old analog-based surveillance system, which was unreliable, grainy and difficult to use," said Greg Johnson, President and CEO at Damar Services. "The surveillance system allows us to capture the information we need to effectively monitor the health and safety of our clients and validate staff performance as they provide specialized care to our clients."

Covering 46 acres, the main campus at Damar Services includes seven residential buildings, one educational facility, an administration and family service center, recreation complex, maintenance building and several athletic fields. A staff of six full-time security personnel manages the facility's hybrid surveillance system, which runs 24/7 and covers the entire campus, using network VMS (NVMS) with HD stream management (HDSM). Damar Services installed more than 90 Avigilon HD cameras to monitor the facility's common areas, athletic fields, playgrounds, parking lots and entire perimeter for coverage of the property beyond the campus. Damar Services also installed Avigilon analog video encoders to boost the performance of its existing analog-based cameras and two Avigilon HD NVRs to store up to 30 days of continuous surveillance footage.

Avigilon NVMS dramatically improves system performance, reliability and manageability, reducing investigation times from hours to minutes. With 24/7 access to high-quality campus-wide surveillance footage, security staff can proactively deploy back-up support in the anticipation of potentially difficult situations, boosting staff's ability to prevent incidents that could jeopardize client safety. Leveraging the Avigilon surveillance system as a training tool, management can extract footage to highlight learning opportunities in a one-to-one setting with staff to improve service delivery and recognize individuals who are following procedures in their ongoing effort to provide excellent care. The system leverages the organization's existing IT infrastructure and integrates with gate controllers for added operational efficiencies.

"Every day, the caregivers at Damar Services demonstrate their commitment to providing the highest quality treatment and support to individuals with developmental and behavioral challenges," said Alexander Fernandes, President and CEO of Avigilon. "In addition to enhancing campus-wide security, the system has become an important training and performance validation tool to support staff in their mission to help clients live more fulfilling, active and independent lives."
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