Prison systems must ensure the security of staff and the prevention of inmate escape. Considering that penitentiary institutions have a large ratio of prisoners to staff members this can be a daunting challenge. Solutions must be intelligent and advanced to handle breaches in security while covering many different locations at one time. Due to strained governmental resources, the system must also be cost-effective. To meet these security requirements, several facilities have turned to Omnicast.
Omnicast is equipped to handle the need for multiple cameras in multiple locations throughout many prison facilities. With an open IP-based architecture, Omnicast is flexible enough to manage cameras in any physical layout, even using wireless technology. At the same time, it is scalable enough to monitor one to thousands of cameras, under one central location. Omnicast uses existing IP networks, LANs, WANs and the Internet allowing cameras to be managed remotely. This means that a user can view cameras in the hallways, offices, cafeterias, and grounds of multiple prisons at the same time, while keeping closely monitoring inmate activity.
Advanced and Cost-Effective
High profile facilities require constant monitoring. Omnicast’s Advanced Motion Detection, programmable on any camera, has motion masks that are configured to look out for suspicious activity. Advanced Alarm Management then alerts security officials to potential breaches in security in real-time, allowing for quick and appropriate response. This means that even if a guard is not looking at a camera, an inmate outside prison fences will be detected and trigger an alarm sent to personnel.
Omnicast also is compatible with legacy equipment. This allows users to leverage past investments as no new expensive cabling is needed and existing IT infrastructure may be used. Cost-effective, flexible and innovative, Omnicast is a leading solution in prison security.