New Surveillance System Helps Calif. College Cut Down on Crime
MERCED, Calif. — In an effort to enhance the student and staff safety on campus, Merced College, located in central California, is deploying video surveillance system provider Avigilon’s high definition (HD) surveillance system.
The institution, which is monitored by campus security officers, installed Avigilon’s 5-megapixel, 11-megapixel and 16-megapixel cameras at both its Merced and Los Baños campuses. Officers manage the company’s HD surveillance system using its control center network video management software (NVMS) with HD stream management. Additionally, the college installed Avigilon analog video encoders to improve the performance of its existing analog cameras, which monitor the interior of several buildings.
Since deploying the system, Merced College has successfully investigated and resolved numerous cases of crime, vandalism and assaults. In one case, security officers caught a perpetrator in the act of stealing trim off several parked vehicles, leading to a successful conviction.
“The need to ensure student safety and campus asset protection has increased dramatically,” says Alexander Fernandes, president and CEO, Avigilon. “By incorporating the Avigilon HD surveillance system into its crime prevention strategy, Merced College has created a hybrid surveillance solution that cost-effectively helps to ensure campus security and delivers greater peace of mind to staff and students alike.”
If you enjoyed this article and want to receive more valuable industry content like this, click here to sign up for our FREE digital newsletters!
Security Is Our Business, Too
For professionals who recommend, buy and install all types of electronic security equipment, a free subscription to Security Sales & Integration is like having a consultant on call. You’ll find an ideal balance of technology and business coverage, with installation tips and techniques for products and updates on how to add sales to your bottom line.
A free subscription to the #1 resource for the residential and commercial security industry will prove to be invaluable. Subscribe today!