Protecting special needs community with a gift of security

Thanks to the community’s votes, The Arc of Monmouth embraces a new video surveillance system to protect the wellbeing of its clients and staff

“Before the Axis system there was no way to monitor who was coming and going from our building. Now we can even see if a client’s waiting too long to be picked up and call the transportation service when the driver is late.” George Martin, IT Manager, The Arc of Monmouth.


Security 101 annually donates Gifts of Security to recipients across the country as part of its corporate mission to give back to the community. Partnering with Axis Communications, they provide local non-profits with security systems and technical support services that they would be unable to afford on their own. In 2018, the New Jersey franchise of Security 101, awarded their region’s Gift of Security to The Arc of Monmouth, an agency that works with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) throughout Monmouth County.


Security 101 NJ installed eight AXIS Companion network cameras at The Arc’s headquarters to monitor the building perimeter, especially entrances and vehicle drop-off points, as well as the agency’s multi-purpose room where client programs take place. An eight-channel AXIS Companion Recorder archives the video while an intuitive AXIS Companion video management software makes it easy for staff to view the cameras live and retrieve stored video from their office desktops, smartphones or tablets. Security 101 also installed an intrusion alarm system to complement the video surveillance solution for added protection.


Now that The Arc has Axis cameras, staff can verify that their clients are being dropped off and picked up safely. Staff is able to view everyone entering and leaving the building during and after business hours from their desktops or smartphones. It is also easy for staff to provide local police with supporting video if an incident occurs.

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