March Networks, a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, announced that the government of Campbell County, Wyo., is using the company’s VideoSphere Video Management System (VMS) and Edge encoders, as well as March Networks 4000 C Series hybrid recorders, for integrated security across its facilities. The county’s IT department standardized on the solution based on its reliability, enterprise-class management and ability to support a phased transition to all-IP video surveillance.
“We were looking for a system that was extremely reliable and could work with our existing analog infrastructure or be deployed in new facilities as a straight IP video network. We also wanted a system we could manage centrally for optimum efficiency, and it had to be intuitive, so security and facilities management staff could use it on a daily basis,” said Phil Harvey, IT services manager, Campbell County. “March Networks was our clear choice and demonstrated better ROI than other solutions we evaluated.”
The IT department was also impressed with the system’s health monitoring capability, which automatically alerts administrators to potential video network issues—such as a drop in connectivity or a corrupt hard drive—before they impact performance. Its capacity to scale to support hundreds, or even thousands, of cameras was another deciding factor.
Campbell County has completed installations at multiple sites, including its court house, sheriff’s office, museum and a state-of-the-art recreation center. Its future deployments will include the airport, library, landfill and public health building. The county has already used high-quality video from the integrated solution to reduce the time required to successfully investigate incidents by as much as 50 percent.
“Campbell County joins a growing list of government authorities choosing March Networks to provide the advanced surveillance capabilities critical to their public security and emergency response efforts,” said Peter Strom, president and CEO, March Networks. “Our comprehensive solutions deliver advanced capabilities, such as high-definition video and analytics, while protecting customers’ existing surveillance investments.”