Motorola, Avigilon Selected for Security Upgrade at S.C. School District

Georgetown County School District deployed a video security and critical communications solution to enhance safety across its 20 locations.

GEORGETOWN, S.C. — Georgetown County School District (GCSD) will start the new school year with a complete video security and critical communications solution across its 20 locations, with equipment by Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) and Avigilon Corp.

Serving more than 9,500 students throughout its 10 elementary schools, four middle schools, four high schools, career center and adult education center, GCSD sought to undergo a major security upgrade to increase safety, help mitigate misconduct and offer greater ease-of-use for school administrators, security officers and law enforcement officials using the security system.

To enhance safety throughout its locations, a complete Avigilon video security system was deployed, with more than 1,000 cameras including the H4A bullet with self-learning video analytics, H4 mini dome and H4 fisheye cameras.

The camera helped achieve a tailored security solution for each location while allowing school security operators to leverage the benefits of real-time analytics, according to an announcement.

Avigilon Control Center video management software (VMS) was also deployed to provide a more efficient way to manage video from a central location.

GCSD also uses Motorola Solutions XPR 3500e radios across its locations. If suspicious activity is flagged using the Avigilon solution, security operators can quickly contact each other using the Motorola

Solutions radios and take immediate action to keep students and staff safe. By using the two systems together, school officials can seamlessly improve operations from the time an emergency call is placed until after an incident is resolved.

“Georgetown County School District is an excellent example of how Motorola Solutions and Avigilon provide a unified security solution for schools,” states John Kedzierski, senior vice president, video security solutions at Motorola Solutions. “We are committed to continuing to develop products and technologies that can help enhance school safety and protect what matters most: students, staff and faculty.”

The ability for Avigilon and Motorola Solutions, which acquired Avigilon in 2018, to provide an integrated solution for security and critical communications is unique and valuable to the district, says Alan Walters, executive director, safety and risk management, GCSD.

“We selected this system knowing that it is designed with every step of the response process in mind, which can make a world of difference in the moments that matter most,” Walters says.

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