Endicott College’s new surveillance system, from IPVideo Corporation, connects 650 IP cameras to provide campus wide coverage. The installation is already increasing the students’ and faculty’s overall sense of security, while decreasing security-related incidents.
Bay Shore | June 20, 2016
IPVideo Corporation, manufacturer of IP-based video surveillance and command center solutions, today announced the successful completion of a comprehensive video surveillance upgrade for Boston’s Endicott College, equipping the campus with 650 high resolution IP cameras powered by a SentryVMS video management system. The $1.4 million dollar project, which increased the college’s number of cameras twenty-fold, was spearheaded by Long Island based system integrator A+ Technology & Security Solutions. Endicott’s scenic campus spans some 235 acres and encompasses 55 buildings and 30 residence halls which house roughly 2700 full time undergraduate students. About 800 staff members, 2400 graduate school students and over 150,000 annual campus visitors will also benefit from enhanced security provided by the new installation.
The 650-camera expansion project employs a combination of 2, 3 and 5 megapixel cameras manufactured by AXIS Communications as well as some IPVideo-branded models. Video is transmitted from the cameras to a total of eight SentryVMS servers providing over 60 terabytes of storage. The SentryVMS software provides an easy-to-use and intuitive interface for use by the school’s Public Safety team. As A+ Technology’s Sales Engineer, Brian Lauper, and Business Development Executive, Justin Parish, explain, “SentryVMS was the ideal choice for Endicott’s extensive needs, as every inch of their campus now has coverage.”
As part of the project, A+ Technology constructed a Command Center in the Dispatch Room of the Public Safety office, from which the system is monitored. Pam Droney, Director of Communications Technology at Endicott, explains that, “We’re very diligent in trying to make sure privacies are respected and that we’re not intruding on people.” This involves sensitivity about the placement of cameras, as well as limiting who can access video from certain cameras. At the same time, she reports that, “The Public Safety team is loving all the cameras because they’re cutting down on incidents across campus. People know that the cameras are all over the campus and that there’s footage.”
To provide the highest level of support for the installation, which took approximately four months, the Project Management team and crew from A+ Technology lived on campus four days a week, running cable, positioning, installing and programming cameras based upon their floor plan diagrams for layout and square footage. Ms. Droney, who chose to work with A+ Technology based upon a recommendation from neighboring Gordon College, says, “Absolutely, I would recommend them highly. They’re professional, thorough, and made the transition very easy for us at Endicott.” To support its growing business in the Boston area and throughout New England, A+ Technology & Security Solutions is opening a new office in Bridgeport, Connecticut, with a grand opening scheduled for early July. As for Ms. Droney’s satisfaction with IPVideo Corporation’s SentryVMS solutions, she says, “The installation has had a positive effect, not only in decreasing incidents but also increasing our overall sense of security throughout the entire campus.”
About IPVideo Corporation:
An industry pioneer since its introduction of one of the first network-based surveillance recording solutions in 1996, IPVideo Corporation is now at the forefront of developing unique, innovative solutions that harness the power of IP video technology. Today, the Company’s systems are trusted by Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and municipalities, utilities, healthcare facilities, school districts and leading universities to mitigate risk while protecting people and property. A commitment to an open-standards philosophy and delivering best-in-class performance and value underlies all offerings―from physical security solutions that bridge to the Internet of Things, to purpose-built HD audio/video recording solutions for education, law enforcement, healthcare, and beyond. The company’s worldwide client base is served by a network of certified distributors, dealers and system integrators, who benefit from ongoing corporate support and training. IPVideo Corporation is headquartered in Bay Shore, NY. For more information, visit http://www.ipvideocorp.com.
About A+ Technology & Security Solutions:
A+ Technology & Security Solutions, a regional systems integrator, is a proven leader in the convergence of IT, Audio Visual, LED Lighting, and Security technologies. The company is one of the largest providers of IP Video Surveillance into K-12 and higher education facilities throughout the New York Metropolitan area and is now expanding its services regionally, with a focus on education, government, healthcare and commercial business markets.