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DVTel Video Analytic Cameras Watch over US Correctional Facility

DVTel Video Analytic Cameras Watch over US Correctional Facility
DVTel, a provider of smart security solutions for video surveillance, announced that the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel, Louisiana, has installed DVTel's intelligent video analytic cameras to assist in providing improved perimeter protection for its skilled nursing facility and a nearby cell block area where prison inmates are locked down in their cells the majority of the day.

The Elayn Hunt facility uses ioimage cameras with onboard video analytics to establish a virtual fence within the perimeter 24/7. Upon a registered activation, the smart cameras stream video of a potential intruder in the restricted area across the network. With smart cameras maintaining a watch of the perimeter and generating alerts upon detection of suspicious behavior, the facility sees the potential to reduce the need for manned guard towers. In addition, the video from an alert highlights and identifies the subject, providing timely information for command center operators needing to quickly assess threat levels.

By deploying DVTel technology, Elayn Hunt officers in this area of the facility respond only to analytics-generated alerts, reducing their reliance on full-time observation of live cameras and potentially reducing wasted time viewing lengthy video streams trying to identify breaches in the restricted zones. A patrol vehicle provides live monitoring of these zones as well.

The correctional facility is using the ioicam to cover 3,000 linear feet of perimeter fence surrounding the 200-bed skilled nursing facility and cell block area. Elayn Hunt Correctional Center houses a total of 2,100 inmates in minimum, medium and maximum security areas.

“Like most states, Louisiana is going through a budget crunch, so they are trying to maximize their prison system manpower by leveraging technology,” said Billy Ridge, Director of Sales for MMR Communication, the systems integrator for the project.

Each camera views approximately 240 linear feet of fencing and is configured to identify and notify correctional officers should anyone try to climb the prison perimeter fence. The video is monitored by officers in multiple locations of the facility.

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