Avigilon announced Jones Lang LaSalle deployed the Avigilon HD surveillance system at The United Building in Chicago, to meet the building's security requirements and maintain its corporate identity. Jones Lang LaSalle selected Avigilon's solution because it delivers the surveillance coverage required with fewer cameras, preserves the building's architectural beauty and integrity, and provides greater performance and lower installation costs.
With the assistance of D.M. Mattson, a local provider of surveillance system design, installation and service, the management team at The United Building installed one Avigilon 16-megapixel camera in the main lobby, 17 five-megapixel cameras and 13 one-megapixel cameras on the mezzanine levels, parking garage, loading dock and the exterior for overall building security. Security professionals seamlessly manage the Avigilon HD surveillance system using its network video management software with HD software. Two Avigilon HD NVRs store up to 30 days of continuous surveillance footage.
By deploying the Avigilon HD surveillance system instead of an analog-based system, the management team at The United Building was able to reduce the number of cameras in the lobby from five analog cameras to just one 16-megapixel camera with zooming capabilities of up to 50 yards for complete coverage. Leveraging Avigilon's HD video search functionality, security officers at The United Building can make positive identifications within minutes instead of days. Operational in record time and user-friendly, the surveillance system allows the security director more time to provide support to his team, instead of spending hours on unreliable footage. Deployment costs were 12 percent lower than an analog-based system, which would have cost more and taken longer to install from an electrical standpoint.