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Top marks for heightening security with Axis Communications
Connetquot Central School System uses Axis network video technology to link campus security across Islip district
“The Axis network video technology lets us see what’s going on live which has raised the security and safety of our students and the community to a whole new level.” Don Flynn, security consultant for the Connetquot Central School District of Islip, New York.
Having faced a serious security threat in the past, Connetquot Central School District of Islip in New York was determined to implement a district-wide surveillance system that would enable administrators and local law enforcement to respond quickly in future emergencies. They wanted to centrally monitor the surveillance cameras at all 11 schools around the clock. And in a 9-1-1 situation, the district also wanted to give the Suffolk County Police Department temporary access to the cameras.
A+ Technology Solutions, a Bay Shore, NY-based security integration firm and Axis partner, designed and installed an enterprise-class surveillance solution that network-enabled 64 existing analog cameras by attaching them to Axis video encoders. The integrator then added more than a dozen high-resolution Axis network cameras and an ISONAS IP-based access control system to the schools. The entire system is centrally controlled by an intuitive DynaView video management system from IPVideo Corporation, an Axis application development partner. Custom software also allows mobile guard patrols and the police department to view cameras as needed.
With live monitoring from the security command center at the high school, the district has become more proactive in detecting and responding to incidents as they unfold. District security staff can dispatch mobile patrols to a campus within minutes of an event, sometimes arriving before the local police. The district has since reduced the size of its after-hours foot patrols in school buildings, shortened investigations, and minimized resources tied up in disciplinary hearings. Officials have also reported a 60% reduction in vandalism throughout the district.