Billings Public Schools
“Now, we can catch bullying without it being reported; we can gather robust video evidence and address the behavior without creating further problems for the victim.”
Kevin Kirkman, Principal at Riverside Middle School
Safeguarding our future
Billings Public Schools (BPS) wanted to proactively address negative behavior in a middle school that faced vandalism, graffiti and bullying, and to help decrease at-school incidents and crime rates.
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Improving student safety and protecting property
To combat the high rate of crime and at-school incidents that River Middle School was facing, BPS deployed a complete Avigilon video surveillance system featuring video analytics.
Challenge: Addressing behavioral incidents
BPS is the largest school district in the state of Montana, and with such a sizable student and teacher population, risk mitigation became an inherent security priority for BPS.
Solution: A smarter system
BPS deployed an Avigilon video security system that leverages AI-powered video analytics for faster incident detection and response.
After a fight broke out, BPS was able to search security video to uncover the truth about what happened and resolve the situation in a matter of minutes.
Streamlined video search
Avigilon Appearance Search helped BPS identify a contractor that left open a door, which led to a break-in, so they could recover the costs of related damages.
An effective deterrent
The mere presence of the Avigilon video security cameras helped deter vandalism and crime in areas that were previously targeted.
Result: Reduced incidents
Within just seven months, BPS saw a considerable change within Riverside Middle School. The new security system served as both an effective deterrent and investigative tool, helping to reduce incidents of vandalism, graffiti and bullying. By allowing staff to mitigate risk and proactively address negative behavior, BPS saw first-hand how Avigilon solutions could help them achieve three of their top objectives: mitigating violence, de-escalating bullying, and reducing vandalism and theft.
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