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Avigilon Watches Over Community College

Vancouver Community College looks to improve safety with HD and megapixel video surveillance systems

An Avigilon HD Surveillance System has been installed at two Vancouver Community College campuses in an effort to improve staff and student safety.

Avigilon Control Center Network Video Management Software (NVMS) is used to manage a combination of 26 1 MP, four 2 MP and three 3 MP Avigilon megapixel HD cameras that watch over high traffic areas within the college, particularly places where cash handling occurs. Sixteen Avigilon Analog Video Encoders were also installed to enhance the performance of Vancouver Community College’s existing analog camera network.

“Our previous analog-based system could not provide the image clarity and management features needed to improve campus security,” stated Surinder Aulakh, director of safety and security at Vancouver Community College. “We knew it was time to move to a high definition system like the Avigilon HD Surveillance System to capture useable evidence that can be easily reviewed and shared with the appropriate authorities for fast and efficient conflict resolution.”

Security personnel monitor the Avigilon HD Surveillance System from a control room at each campus. Footage is stored for up to 29 days, using JPEG 2000 compression technology. In addition, search and bookmarking capabilities allow the college to highlight specific details.