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George Junior Republic embraces integrated IP security solution for at-risk youth facility

“I really like the image quality of Axis cameras. The number one reason [I would recommend IP cameras] is flexibility. You can put the camera anywhere. Also, I can manage the cameras from anywhere, and with a converged infrastructure, I don’t have to worry about running different types of wire. I only have to run one type of wire at my facility.” Bryan Redfoot, IT Director, George Junior Republic.


George Junior Republic is a private nonprofit residential treatment facility dedicated to helping at-risk male youths become successful, well-adjusted adults. The organization’s Pennsylvania campus, located on 500 acres in Grove City, PA, is home to 1,000 full time residents in their care throughout the year. Youths are closely monitored at all times, and in order to help provide a safe and secure environment, a state-of-the-art security system was determined to be a high priority.


Pittsburgh, PA-based Accent Electronic Systems Integrators recommended IP video technology to complement George Junior Republic’s fiber optic network. Axis network cameras were selected for their top-level image usability, durability, and flexibility of use. The organization was also interested in the technology integration possibilities offered by the 8-port AXIS P8221 I/O Audio Module. In 2013, the facility launched a major upgrade to take advantage of the rise of high-definition video installing 140 cameras, including AXIS M3005-V, AXIS M3006-V, and panoramic AXIS M3007-PV Fixed Dome Network Cameras.


George Junior Republic now has an advanced, integrated IP-based security solution that provides a safe environment for youths placed in their care. The wide angle and panoramic cameras provide complete coverage throughout the 50 residential buildings on campus. As the cameras are connected to ultrasonic motion detectors and a 110 dB alert button via the I/O module, staff can quickly respond when necessary. When motion is identified, video is displayed and staff can choose to simply observe the activity or engage the alert button. In the future, George Junior Republic plans to increase the number of technologies integrated through the module, including speakers, fire drill alerts, and panic buttons.

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AXIS M3007-PV Network Camera
AXIS M3005-V Fixed Dome Network Camera
AXIS M3006-V Network Camera