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Virginia School District Gets Updated Surveillance System, Technical Training

The school district has implemented Vicon’s Valerus VMS, and trained its technical team to install, program and troubleshoot the solution.

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. — Vicon Industries announces Louisa County Public Schools, in Northern Virginia, has completed installation of a district-wide Vicon Valerus video management solution that encompasses its six school buildings and connects nearly 400 cameras.

The system includes multiple application servers and NVRs running Valerus VMS software, as well as a wide range of Vicon IP megapixel camera models, according to an announcement.

The district has also opted to share camera access with the Louisa County Sheriff’s Department in order to let officers utilize iPads and smartphones to immediately call up video through the Valerus VMS interface in case of an emergency.

The Valerus solution was chosen by Louisa County Public Schools because of the company’s willingness to provide the district’s in-house electricians and technical team with as much autonomy as possible in setting up and managing the system, according to the company.

The district even participated in a Vicon-sponsored training class, and is now self-sufficient in its ability to install, program and troubleshoot Valerus.

“Vicon’s technical team has supported our in-house guys directly with training and certification so that we feel completely in control,” says David Szalankiewicz, LCPS facilities director.

Ron Lapsley, regional sales manager who worked on the project, explains, “Vicon understands that the technical capabilities and service needs are different for each customer, and we’re glad to provide the right level of support that makes sense. In many cases, the manufacturer relationship is as important as the product itself in making sure a customer is satisfied.”

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