Worcester City Council
“Avigilon technology has provided system reliability and high image quality, as well as advanced analytics, to keep our communities safe.”
Warwick Neale, Team Manager Community Services, Worcester City Council
Improving city center safety
Worcester City Council operates a video security system in the city center predominantly for crime prevention and deterrence, facilitating the apprehension and prosecution of offenders and flood monitoring.
A combination of H4 IR PTZ, H4A Multisensor and H4A HD Bullet cameras have been installed for greater situational awareness.
Appearance search technology lets Worcester City Council quickly sort through hours of video to locate a specific person or vehicle.
Avigilon Unity Video software provides a simplified screen layout, intuitive controls and easier monitoring.
Avigilon Self-Learning Video Analytics help Worcester City Council improve the detection of what is happening throughout the city.
Updating and innovating city security
Worcester City Council provides efficient essential services for over 95,000 residents and, working with the local community, it aims to create a prosperous, safe city and to improve the quality of life for residents, students and visitors.
Challenge: Updating an analog system
Worcester City Council was seeking to update its aging analog system, which was a mix of old technologies installed over a period of time. As part of their update, the Integrator, Tellemachus, transitioned them to digital Avigilon H4 IR PTZ cameras at IP-enabled locations and installed a new digital Network Video Recorder and associated IP network. They also needed to update their fiber optic transmission network as well their video recording system.
Solution: End-to-end video security
With a full suite of new cameras, network recorders, video management software and advanced analytics, the city was fully equipped.
A range of Avigilon PTZ cameras were installed in strategic locations, featuring infrared technology to monitor in any lighting condition.
Images from the cameras are fed back to a secure, 24/7 control room with Avigilon Unity Video software, which can be used for monitoring multiple systems.
The use of Avigilon analytics enables quick, intelligent searches for speedy incident resolution and reduction in man-hours and resources.
Result: A safer city
The Avigilon security system has led to an increase in safety for residents, students and visitors to Worcesters’s city centre; as well as a deterrent, the Avigilon solution has already provided evidence in over 2,000 incidents. It also provides possibility for easy system expansion and future integration with the systems of the University of Worcester, the council’s car park system and West Mercia Police, as well as the potential to incorporate further Motorola Solutions technology.
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