Protecting state-of-the-art technology at Singapore Polytechnic’s School of Digital Media and Infocomm Technology
School of Digital Media and Infocomm Technology enlists Axis network cameras to safeguard its technology investments
“We have been most impressed by the ease of use and the sheer simplicity of design. The cameras’ remote focus feature is especially useful for us as it negates the need for fine-tuning and the time-intensive manual focusing of the cameras. This has allowed us to invest more in teaching which is our primary goal at DMIT.” Mr. Mohammed Wazir Bin Tawil – DMIT Technical Support Officer.
The School of Digital Media and Infocomm Technology (DMIT) at Singapore Polytechnic, one of Singapore’s most prestigious tertiary education providers, has been in operation since 1980. Since DMIT is so focused on developing Singapore’s next generation of computer experts, many of its teaching rooms house the latest, state-of-the-art technology. For example, students working towards a Diploma in Infocomm Security Management are trained in a Cyber War Game Center to help build their skills in effective teamwork, resourcefulness and working under pressure. With such a significant level of investment in technology, it is critical that the school is secure at all times, not just to protect the assets of DMIT but also to ensure the safety of all staff and students working in the school with such high-value equipment.
DMIT enlisted the help of Seng Joo Hardware to develop a security solution to protect its key assets. One of Seng Joo’s key recommendations was switching the School’s surveillance cameras from its legacy analog CCTV cameras to an IP network-based surveillance solution. After a thorough review of the school, the best camera locations were identified and a combination of AXIS P3344 and AXIS M3114-R Network Cameras were installed throughout the School’s premises and teaching rooms.
With the solution in place, the School can now monitor key areas, especially in some of the more technological advanced labs with the utmost accuracy and clarity. The greatest benefit of this particular system is the ability to view a clear picture from anywhere in the world, providing there is an internet connection. This gives administrators the peace of mind that their School is only a couple of clicks away, no matter where in the world they actually are.