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Enriching future generations in a safe environment
Boys & Girls Club of Westminster provides kids with a fun and secure haven with Axis network cameras and 2N Fingerprint Reader
“From a quality and risk standpoint, the Axis cameras have been a blessing. We really have no blind spots in or outside the building. We can see and head off misbehavior before it escalates and monitor staff to make sure they stay fully engaged with the kids.” Sean Davis, Operations Manager, Boys & Girls Club of Westminster, MD.
Moving to a much larger building in the heart of downtown Westminster, Maryland meant the Boys & Girls Club needed to step up security for more than 100 youngsters under its roof on a daily basis. With 16,000 square feet of space, administrators felt that the best way to monitor activity and keep any issues from escalating would be to install a comprehensive system of network cameras in every room and hallway as well as the entrances to the building.
Stanley Security, a systems integrator and Axis partner, fitted the Boys & Girls Club with 21 HDTV-quality AXIS Companion Eye network cameras and three 8-channel AXIS Companion Recorders controlled by AXIS Companion video management software. Strategic placement of the cameras provides administrators visibility into every nook and cranny. Stanley Security also installed Axis cameras at the building entrance fronting the busy public street as well as the back door that exits to the parking lot for parent pickup. The club’s operations manager monitors all the cameras from his office desktop.
Administrators have found the Axis camera system a great tool for curtailing roughhousing in the popular Book Nook. The cameras help support efforts by administrators and staff to discourage youngsters from acting out, mishandling expensive microphones, computers and robotics, as well as staying out of trouble. The club is also piloting a 2N Optical Fingerprint Reader identification system to track participation in programs and activities. The goal is to then share those statistics with the national organization.