Providence College / USACase example of Panasonic security system
Providence College / USA
“Had we known that the digital solution was affordable and so easy to use - with such sharp imagery - we would have made the transition a long time ago rather than spending so much time and money on outdated technology.”
John Croke, Providence College Card Systems/CCTV Analyst
Addressing Costly and Frequent Equipment Updates to an Existing Analog System
“Basically we were throwing good money after bad,” said Providence College Card System/CCTV Analyst John Croke. “We had six DVRs in place all operating with analog cameras. The DVRs were getting old and were having to be replaced.”
Making the upgrade to campus-wide fiber optic cabling gave Providence College the opportunity to transition from its existing analog video surveillance technology to a far superior IP video surveillance solution operating on Video Insight IP software.
Video Surveillance System Overhaul: From Analog to IP
The best college in the city voted “the best city to live in” now has the best in video surveillance – an IP system from Video Insight.
Houston-based Video Insight is a software development company that focuses exclusively on writing Digital Video Recording software. Updated monthly with major upgrades releas annually, Video Insight also offers end users tailored solutions by offering direct access to developers who can provide a solution for practically any surveillance scenario.
The Providence College solution using Video Insight brought them into the “new age of video surveillance,” said O’Connor.
J&B Communications converted 100 existing analog cameras to digital through the use of H.264 Video Encoders and installed nearly 50 new Axis digital cameras. The cameras are installed in many of the college campus security mainstays including hallways, parking lots and on campus security telephones. Operating on two Windows-based servers located on the IT mainframe, the new system “provides the ability to access all cameras over the campus network and via the internet with different levels of security,” said O’Connor.
Our users have been so impressed with the quality of the images as well as the ease of use of the Video Insight system,” said Croke. “Our administrators are thrilled!”
“The digital system is so much easier than analog – especially when we have to look up older footage,” he said.
Croke and technology personnel have conducted the training and manage the installation of the cameras and continue to add cameras.
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