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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.

Greater coverage

With 3 or 4 individually-adjustable sensors, the H4 Multisensor offers wide coverage with one license and wire pull to save time and cost.

Intelligent analytics

Recognize and detect the movements of people and vehicles, notifying operators of events that may need further investigation.

Fast video search

Avigilon Appearance Search sorts through hours of video with ease to quickly locate a specific person or vehicle of interest.

Panoramic views

The H4 Fisheye camera line provides 360° panoramic views with no blind spots in 6 and 12 MP resolutions.

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.

  • Indisputable evidence

    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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