|Colorado schools tighten security measures with IP surveillance technology from ACTi Corporation|
Since the Columbine High School incident in Littleton, Colorado, school districts throughout the state have been making an active effort to provide a safer learning environment for students and teachers. Due to the size and scope of providing a safer environment for school districts, IP Surveillance technology has become the standard in educational institutions throughout Colorado. Falcon School District 49 is one of the largest school districts in the Pikes Peak region and they are setting the standard for providing a safer more productive learning environment through the use of megapixel IP surveillance technology.
Their current system utilizes the 1.3 Megapixel ACM-3411 to secure entry points and hallways while the CAM-6610 18x optical speed dome is utilized to secure the outdoor building perimeter, parent/student pickup points, and parking areas. With the software of ONSSi, this surveillance architecture is now implemented across more than twenty campuses district wide. The nature of IP video surveillance has allowed the school district IT personnel to manage video from all campuses at one central location.
Falcon School District 49 chose ACTi Corporation because of the affordable high quality image performance their product line has to offer. "By choosing ACTi Corporation as our IP video surveillance solution we were able to almost double our video coverage district wide." said Michael Riggs, Systems Engineer for Falcon School District 49.
"By choosing Acti Corporation as our IP video surveillance solution we were able to almost double our video coverage district wide."
The school district has used data from their incident tracking database, which lists incident location, to designate camera placements. By utilizing this type of data for camera placements, the district was able to not only provide a more secure learning environment, but also curb delinquent student activities.
"Since the installation of ACTi cameras at Horizon Middle School we have noticed a decrease in the number of physical altercations in hallways, a decrease in bullying incidents, a decrease in locker thefts, and a decrease in vandalism," Stated principle Gregory Moles. "There is a huge sense of security from school personnel knowing that all exterior doors are covered. We also have fewer parent complaints because the parents have the knowledge of student activities being caught on camera."