New Jersey K-12 District Adds Avigilon HD Surveillance

Long Branch Public Schools in New Jersey has deployed an Avigilon HD surveillance system as a means to obtain image clarity and detailed coverage for investigative use.

“The primary goal for the new surveillance system is for it to deliver exceptional image detail, including facial- and license-plate-detail recognition, to lead to more successful investigations and quicker conflict resolution,” says Joseph Ferraina,  the K-12 district’s superintendent.

Avigilon’s HD system requires fewer cameras to achieve complete coverage, and as a result can heighten security without impacting the learning environment at the schools, according to the company.

The superintendent, school administrators and IT team at Long Branch Public Schools manage the system using Avigilon’s control center network video management software (NVMS) with HD stream management. Avigilon HD cameras ranging from 5 to 16 megapixels were installed at five schools.

The 16-megapixel models have been installed on the exterior of the buildings to monitor the parking lots and the high school’s football field, while the remaining cameras were installed throughout the interior of the schools.

Long Branch Public Schools also installed 10 Avigilon HD NVRs to store up to two months of continuous surveillance video. Long Branch Public Schools will install the surveillance system at its remaining schools within the next year to further boost student safety across the board.

“With student safety a key priority at Long Branch Public Schools, the new Avigilon HD surveillance system offers a significant advancement in the board’s ability to keep students safe while maintaining an open and positive educational experience,” says Dave Tynan, vice president of global sales and marketing at Avigilon. “Avigilon control center NVMS captures the image clarity needed to make positive identifications and delivers the features required to manage the evidence effectively for greater investigative success.”

With fewer cameras required, the school board saved at least 10 percent in upfront installation costs. The accuracy of the motion detection capabilities also helps reduce the cost of storage, because the system only stores video that contains real movement. In addition, according to the manufacturer, simple management tools and smart playback capabilities mean that users spend less time managing the system.

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