Humber College

Challenges

Deploy a high-definition surveillance system in parking lots and high-traffic buildings to maintain public order and deter crime, creating a safe campus environment.

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Humber College

Solution

Humber College uses the Avigilon Control Center (ACC) network video management software (NVMS) with High-Definition Stream Management™ (HDSM) technology to manage its public safety surveillance system. The college installed a combination of Avigilon HD cameras ranging from 1 MP to 16 MP and Avigilon 180° HD panoramic dome cameras to monitor its three main campuses. The college also uses ACC Mobile for remote monitoring. Humber deployed Avigilon analog video encoders to improve image quality and manageability of existing analog cameras. Humber stores 14 days of continuous video footage on the college’s current Network Video Recorders (NVRs).

Benefits

Humber successfully leveraged its existing network infrastructure and analog cameras to save costs and improve system performance, easing the transition to IP-based surveillance. The IT team was able to install the system, saving the college significant costs. Using the advanced features of Avigilon Control Center, the security team can identify events in minutes instead of hours to dramatically expedite and improve investigation results and can easily share footage with key stakeholders. ACC Mobile has become a valuable tool for remote monitoring. Humber has been particularly impressed with the level of support provided by the Avigilon team.

 

  • Increased campus safety
  • Leveraged existing infrastructure
  • Reduced installation costs

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Avigilon High-Definition Surveillance System is a “Silent Witness” to Help Maintain Public Safety at Humber College

With 150 full-time and 200 continuing educations programs, the 27,000 full-time and 56,000 continuing education students of Humber College in Toronto, Canada enjoy a vibrant campus life featuring top varsity teams, leading-edge facilities and excellent student support services. To maintain Humber’s positive learning environment, the college’s dedicated security team is committed to enhancing the quality of life on campus by integrating the best practices of public and private policing with state-of-theart technology including access control, emergency phones, protective hardware, and high-definition surveillance systems. With public safety a top goal, Humber depends on the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system in high-traffic areas and parking lots as a silent witness to ensure public safety for students and staff.


“We felt that Avigilon would be the best partner to get the job done effectively and seamlessly.”

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Construction on the new Learning Resource Commons, a 280,000 square foot building at the Humber North campus scheduled for completion in 2015, opened the door to discussions about a new IP-based surveillance system for parking lots and other high-traffic areas. The development includes the redesign of campus roads and parking lots. “Quality, costs, and flexibility were key considerations,” explained Ernie Colosimo, manager of security systems at Humber. “After looking at several solutions, we felt that Avigilon would be the best partner to get the job done effectively and seamlessly.” The college has since deployed the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system to cover its outdoor areas and will leverage the Avigilon Control Center software as the backbone for its entire public safety surveillance infrastructure.


“We have been able to leverage our existing network infrastructure to achieve much better surveillance results without having to do a major refit.”

Avigilon at Humber

A handful of security systems managers, along with the security dispatch desk, manage the college’s surveillance system using Avigilon Control Center with HDSM. Humber installed Avigilon HD cameras ranging from 1 MP to 16 MP to cover parking areas at its three campuses, which spans a combined area over 120 acres. The college has also installed Avigilon 180° HD panoramic dome cameras on parking lot perimeters for complete coverage. The security team installed Avigilon HD cameras at the campus pub, the LinX Lounge, to help address any public order issues, negate false allegations, and deter crime. In addition, the security team uses ACC Mobile to monitor incidents remotely from their iPhones.

To ease the transition to a high-definition, IP-based surveillance system, Humber converted its existing analog cameras to IP with Avigilon encoders for significant improvements in image quality and manageability. The college is able to store up to 14 days of continuous video footage on the school’s existing Network Video Recorders (NVRs) without extra hardware. “We have been able to leverage our existing network infrastructure to achieve much better surveillance results without having to do a major refit,” stated Colosimo.


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ACC Mobile

ACC Mobile has also been an important tool for Colosimo’s team. “I really like that ACC mobile is efficient and can bring the detail to us while we’re in the field,” noted Colosimo. Humber College plans to use ACC Mobile in lock-down situations, giving security guards access to information before entering a building, a new feature for the college. “Avigilon continues to embrace new technologies that have a big impact on our success,” added Colosimo.


“The attentive, professional, and knowledgeable support Avigilon provides is an added bonus.”

Customers Come First

When Colosimo began to look for a new surveillance solution, he wanted to work with a company that puts customers first and designs products with the customer’s vision in mind. “Avigilon is a robust, reliable, and flexible high-definition surveillance system that helps us ensure a safe campus environment,” concluded Colosimo. “The attentive, professional, and knowledgeable support Avigilon provides is an added bonus.”



Glossary

ACC Version Last version of ACC tested with camera. This also implies support for later versions of ACC unless specifically listed otherwise.
Audio Input Receive audio feed from camera.
Audio Output Send audio to speaker attached to camera.
Autodiscovery Automatic discovery of camera IP address when connected within a LAN environment.
Compression Type Describes the encoding types supported for the camera.
Connection Type Describes the type of Device Driver used. Native refers to the Manufacturer's specific device driver.
Dewarping In-Client dewarping of fisheye or panoramic cameras.
Digital Input Receive Digital or Relay inputs from camera.
Digital output Trigger digital or relay outputs physically connected to a camera.
Motion Quick display of whether Motion Recording is available on for the camera.
Motion Configuration Configuration of motion detection within the ACC Client.
Motion Recording Support for motion-based recording.
PTZ Quick display of whether PTZ functionality is available for camera.
PTZ Control Basic PTZ Movement.
PTZ Patterns/Tours Ability to create and trigger either PTZ Patterns, or PTZ Tours, depending on camera support.
PTZ Presets Create and trigger PTZ Preset positions.
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