Published on 23 May, 2014
|The University will receive VMS licenses, IP video surveillance cameras and video encoder
Video Insight, a leading developer of enterprise IP video surveillance software – is awarding the fourth in a year-long $250,000 School Security In-Kind Grant Program to Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina. Queens University is the first college to be awarded the grant, joining three previous public K-12 school districts.
As the Video Insight School Security In-Kind Grant recipient, Queens University will receive Video Insight Video Management Software (VMS) licenses; 16 IP video surveillance cameras; 1 video encoder that includes VMS software licenses; 10 years of software upgrades; one year of a customer assurance program; and product training.
Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, Queens University is a Presbyterian USA affiliated school that was founded in 1857. Queens University has 2,500 students, 122 full-time faculty members, and manages 30 campus buildings.
With no current system in place, “This grant will jump-start a desperately needed program including proactive and forensic benefits to the university community. We are constantly looking for ways to make our institution as safe as possible in order to provide an environment that is conducive for learning, living, working, and visiting our campus,” said Queens University Associate Vice President for Campus Safety/Chief of Police Ray Thrower.
“We’re excited that the April Video Insight School Security Grant is a university as they have also been experiencing an increase in acts of violence and threats on campuses,” said Video Insight Chief Executive Officer Robert Shaw. “Queens University of Charlotte was in need of a comprehensive security solution and it’s an honour to help them provide this essential protection for students, staff, and district property.”
Every month of 2014, Video Insight is awarding a school or college the equipment necessary to implement a video surveillance solution (software, hardware, and support valued at over $20,000 each). Queens University of Charlotte joins previous grant winners Wood County Schools of West Virginia, Harrison School District Two of Colorado, and Monroe Public Schools of Michigan. Grant winners are notified the last week of each month.