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Axis and Exacq watch over Cherish Center with IP cams and VMS

Axis and Exacq watch over Cherish Center with IP cams and VMS
The Cherish Center provides education and advocacy for children related to abuse and neglect. By conducting forensic interviews, the center works to prevent and aid in response to stop child abuse from happening, therefore deciding to install an up-to-date, advanced surveillance system. They wanted a system that could store video for much longer periods of time and have redundancy.

The Cherish Center provides education and advocacy for children related to abuse and neglect. By Conducting forensic interviews, The Cherish Center works to prevent, aid in response to and stop child abuse from happening.

By state and federal law, any allegation of child abuse must be investigated, therefore the state-of-the-art child forensic interviewing facility is open 24 hours a day, daily for law enforcement officers and training child forensic interviewers to conduct interviews with children and teens. The interview rooms provide a home-like environment where the children feel relaxed.

Due to the importance of the information and behavior in the interviews, a video surveillance system were needed to effectively monitor and review the activity taking place in the facility and host an increasing number of abuse case investigations.

To best serve the children, The Cherish Center decided to install an up-to-date, advanced surveillance system. They wanted a system that could store video for much longer periods of time and have redundancy.

After seeing the results of Axis IP cameras and audio kits combined with exacqVision A-Series servers and exacqVision Professional VMS software, The Cherish Center Executive Director Wendy Rayburn chose to upgrade to this new solution.

The Cherish Center's new exacqVision A-Series IP camera server came pre-installed with exacqVision Professional VMS software for easy out-of-the-box deployment. With 2TB of storage, their exacqVision server has a much greater storage capacity than their previous system, allowing them to record and store several weeks of audio and video at a time. Often, the investigation of a case will bring new evidence out months after the interview was conducted.

With the expanded coverage, police officers can spearhead situations of angry parents entering the facility or other activity outside the interview rooms. Now, they are capable of tracking intruders before a problematic situation occurs by viewing each camera simultaneously on the exacqVision Professional client software. The exacqVision solution ensures the employees; interviewers and children in the team interview room and review room are safe without the need for a security officer.

The combination of Axis IP cameras and exacqVision Professional VMS software provided police officers and child forensic interviewers with the ability to better psychologically scrutinize the interviews. With the digital PTZ control, they can zoom in on the child's facial expressions while maintaining high quality image to fully transcribe the feelings and reactions in more depth. The quality of the video, the ability to capture the details and review in live and recorded mode has created new ways to investigate each case assisting them to discover findings that they may have missed when conducting the interview providing the team with the ability to identify potential indicators of risk.

Another reason The Cherish Center selected the exacqVision VMS Professional software was because of its simplicity. Every agency that uses the facility for interviews was able to operate the software easily on the spot. Police officers were trained on the exacqVision software within a matter of days, were able to operate it on their own. In addition to state police officers, prosecutors, Department of Child Services' employees and victim's advocates also needed to be able to effortlessly use the exacqVision software. ExacqVision VMS' ease of use made all the various agencies using the software feel comfortable. Additionally, exacqVision Professional VMS software provides audit trail functionality of them to easily determine which users have viewed, searched or altered the video.

The Cherish Center is able to conduct interviews in both of their interview rooms simultaneously and the process of conduct and review is less time consuming. The exacqVision surveillance solution is scalable and can expand allowing additional cameras as The Cherish Centers needs grow and change.

Overall the capabilities of the exacqVision solution fit their specific needs, as a result, the exacqVision surveillance solution provides The Cherish Center with a safe, nurturing and productive environment for child victims and their families.

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