Building out a better surveillance solution

Bridgewater State steps up campus safety/security with a cohesive end-to-end solution from Axis

"Migrating to AXIS Camera Station has made a huge difference. The easy user interface and snappy performance continue to impress me every day. It makes me wish we began using it sooner.” Travis Rebello, Network Administrator for Bridgewater State University.

Mission

Bridgewater State University (BSU) was disenchanted with its video management solution. The vendor wouldn’t work with the university directly, so BSU had to contract with a third-party support service who in turn would contact the vendor who would be slow to respond. The untenable delays often left the university without camera coverage or system access while issues were being resolved. The vendor also charged an additional licensing fee for supporting cameras that weren’t its own brand. Since BSU was expanding its camera count and deciding to standardize on Axis cameras, it was time to explore other video management and recorder options.

Solution

The university replaced its legacy video management solution with AXIS Camera Station and Axis network video recorders. The intuitive interface of AXIS Camera Station makes it easy for the BSU Police Department to monitor all 120 cameras on campus. They can set up a rotating mosaic of live camera views, and quickly store and retrieve video clips with a few simple clicks. The system also includes features that help the IT Department streamline maintenance and updates, and easily scale the system as needed. Furthermore, BSU has direct and immediate access to Axis’ award-winning technical service and support team should any issues arise.

Result

BSU eliminated the costly licensing fees the previous video management system (VMS) vendor charged for supporting the Axis cameras. With AXIS Camera Station the network administrator can quickly push out updates to all their cameras simultaneously and the health monitoring feature eliminates the need to walk around campus twice a week checking camera status. Additionally, Axis multi-sensor cameras give BSU four camera views for the cost of a single license.

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