MOBOTIX Improves Safety at Alaska School through Intelligent IP Video Surveillance System

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MOBOTIX, provider of advanced IP based high-resolution Megapixel video solutions, today announced that the Anchorage Christian Schools has been equipped with a Mobotix IP video surveillance system. The school installed an "up-to-date" 30-camera analog CCTV system less than two years ago. It was fraught with camera failures and poor image quality that resulted in frustration and mediocre surveillance.

MOBOTIX, provider of advanced IP based high-resolution Megapixel video solutions, today announced that the Anchorage Christian Schools has been equipped with a Mobotix IP video surveillance system. The school installed an "up-to-date" 30-camera analog CCTV system less than two years ago. It was fraught with camera failures and poor image quality that resulted in frustration and mediocre surveillance. Tec Pro, one of the leading specialty construction companies in Alaska, provided the school with the specifications and solution for an upgrade to a MOBOTIX IP video camera system.

"Thousands of people come through the doors of our campus every week. Inevitably, things happen. This was a proactive step to not only protect our own assets from frivolous lawsuits, but to do due diligence to protect those who attend," said Dr. Jerry Prevo, founder of Anchorage Christian Schools. "We needed a higher resolution picture and analog can only go so far. No other products came close to MOBOTIX.

Tec Pro laid out a comprehensive surveillance plan that addressed the challenge of seeing every part of the campus inside and out at any given time. The custom configuration and MX ControlCenter interface was designed and produced to fit the specific needs of the school staff.

Students are always aware that even though the cameras are not actively monitored, the simple retrieval capability of MX ControlCenter alone has deterred a certain amount of bullying and antics in the halls. Instead of the typical 288 vertical lines of resolution, MOBOTIX offers 1536 lines, 3 Megapixels, of resolution, which is one of the highest standards currently offered in the industry. This allows security to see things that used to be hidden in a soft image blur.

"Installing a MOBOTIX IP video system is a good investment in several ways," said Scott Rees of Tec Pro. "The Anchorage Christian Schools got a safer, cleaner environment for students as well as drastically reduced maintenance and liability costs for the facility.

The parking lot, a common place for theft and vandalism, is now capable of supplying very accurate identification of the culprits, thanks to the crisp image quality of the MOBOTIX cameras. Incidents have dropped to almost nothing. When a parent has a complaint that his or her child has voiced, the parent can see with his or her own eyes what transpired. This has alleviated a number of concerns that could have escalated without proper evidence.

"Having two-way audio with the MOBOTIX cameras was an added bonus we could not have conceived of. In a school setting it is very helpful to go back and view an incident with sound for the full story," explained Dr. Jerry Prevo. "In the gym, we can watch the game remotely. When children have been "lost" on campus, they are found quickly now. Using video motion has sped the search for incidents to mere minutes at times. Having sound has answered a lot of questions before they become speculations."

(A comprehensive case study is available with more details about the installation.)

Mobotix AG Company Profile
MOBOTIX is a German based manufacturer, surveillance system designer and solution provider with US offices in Fulton Street, Manhattan. They are world market leaders in innovative new surveillance solutions incorporating the latest high resolution mega pixel image technology with their state of the art integrated video management and alarm control software.

Thanks to its extensive features, functionality and flexibility, the weatherproof Mobotix camera is perfect for a wide range of applications such as security and surveillance, logistics and transportation, production and manufacturing, marketing and research, tourism and weather observation, private installations as online web cams or for keeping an eye on your vacation home. With all features integrated in the camera, no additional software installation is required. More information can found at http://www.mobotix.com

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