For Seneca Township High School, maintaining a robust and up-to-date security system proved costly and difficult for the school. The existing security technology was also time-consuming for both administrators and the School Resource Officer, often requiring them to be in multiple places at once when two or more events simultaneously occurred on campus that required further review or action.
For a more intelligent solution with centralized controls, the team at Seneca Township High School realized they’d need to replace their current system completely, rather than refurbish it.
Solution: Motorola Solutions’ Avigilon security solutions offered the category-leading
technology the school needed at a price they could afford. They installed 119 cameras across the campus and self-learning video analytics that, over time, learn normal patterns so that they can immediately and accurately alert security operators to anomalies.
These solutions are integrated and managed with Avigilon Control Center (ACC) software and support Unusual Motion Detection (UMD) technology, which flags any activity that notably deviates from the regular routine for quick review. Avigilon Appearance Search™ technology is another feature of the system that enables a proactive approach to security; it makes sorting through hours of recorded video as easy as searching the internet by allowing users to find specific individuals based on simple physical descriptors such as gender, age category or clothing color. This has helped teachers and support staff monitor and discourage negative behavior, while also enabling security and administrators to know who is on campus at all times.
“Before, finding an incident could take 10 hours — now we can find it in 30 seconds. Our Motorola Solutions’ Avigilon video security system provides situational awareness with high-quality video that allows our admins and School Resource Officer to see faces so they can respond quickly to events when action is required.”
Technology Coordinator for Seneca Township High School.