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Merced College chooses Avigilon HD Surveillance System for in-campus crime prevention

Published on 9 December, 2010
With advanced management features for enhanced image clarity, Avigilon HD surveillance system eases transition from analogue to full HD performance.
Avigilon is the performance and value leader in high definition (HD) and megapixel video surveillance systems
With advanced management features for enhanced image clarity, Avigilon HD surveillance system eases transition from analogue to full HD performance.

Avigilon, the performance and value leader in high definition (HD) and megapixel video surveillance systems announced that Merced College in Merced, California, has deployed the Avigilon HD Surveillance System as part of its proactive crime prevention strategy to ensure the general welfare of staff and students on campus. By deploying the Avigilon HD Surveillance System with its advanced management features and superior image clarity, the College is able to leverage existing analogue-based cameras to ease the transition from analogue to HD performance as budget allows.

"A key differentiator of the Avigilon HD Surveillance System is the fact that it enables us to zoom in to examine specific details of an event while it is still recording, a feature we initially thought was too good to be true," explained Deputy Sheriff Wilde of the Merced College Police Department. "The Avigilon HD Surveillance System also delivers a major improvement in image clarity, resulting in more useable footage for greater conflict resolution. Overall, image clarity is one thousand times better than what we had before."

Image clarity of Avigilon HD Surveillance System is one thousand times better than  before



Security officers at Merced College seamlessly manage the Avigilon HD Surveillance System using Avigilon Control Centre Network Video Management Software (NVMS) with HD Stream Management. The College installed Avigilon 16MP, 11MP, and 5MP HD cameras to monitor activity across both the Merced and Los Banos campuses, including several parking lots. Merced College also installed Avigilon analogue video encoders to dramatically improve the performance of its existing analogue cameras, which monitor the interior of several college buildings.

Since deploying the Avigilon HD Surveillance System, Merced College has successfully investigated and resolved numerous cases of crime, vandalism, and assault on campus. In one case, they caught a perpetrator in the act of stealing trim off several parked vehicles, leading to a successful conviction. Because of Avigilon's ease-of-use and powerful management tools, security staff can easily capture and review the detail needed to successfully resolve incidents and ultimately, reduce crime to create a safe and secure campus environment. 

"The need to ensure student safety and campus asset protection has increased dramatically," said Alexander Fernandes, president and CEO at Avigilon. "By incorporating the Avigilon HD Surveillance System into its crime prevention strategy, Merced College has created a hybrid surveillance solution that cost-effectively helps to ensure campus security and delivers greater peace of mind to staff and students alike."

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