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The Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD), one of the largest in California, has installed its first IP video surveillance system, in which XProtect video technology from Milestone Systems manages more than 1.400 Cameras.

Connected to five Orange County police departments, located south of Los Angeles, in California (Usa. U.S.), Anaheim Union Public School District (AUHSD) was known worldwide years ago for the loara High School shooting. Since then, and as in other schools in the country, incidents such as thefts have occurred, vandalism and graffiti.

The frequency of incidents was not only of concern to parents and staff at these centres., but it affected the image of the district itself, to which it was added that AUHSD lacked a centralized video security system to prevent, monitor and investigate such incidents.

Anaheim Union-AUHSD Milestone DahuaOnly some campuses had a few surveillance cameras with DVRs, so it was decided to strengthen the security infrastructure with a new IP network system, designed to prevent both petty crime and any scenario of the past.

The new system, defined and integrated by specialists HCI Systems And Velasea, is configured with the deployment of more than 1.400 IP cameras manufacturer's Hanwha Techwin, monitored with the video management platform (Vms) XProtect Expert of Milestone Systems.

One of the requirements of the installation of the system was to consolidate the monitoring of all the centers of the district, and the choice of XProtect Expert integrated all the components of the solution to facilitate both this tracking, such as triggering alerts and investigating incidents, with direct access to video during any emergency by local police.

HCI Systems implemented XProtect software to combine all video management in the district's IT center, while Velasea integrated a solution of DDN data storage of 1,4 petabytes, with twelve servers pre-installed and preloaded.

Anaheim Union-AUHSD Milestone DahuaThe specialist's TSG 360° cameras Sobel Group provide digital mapping of all district locations and security devices, since on campuses they have been installed 1.450 Model Q vandal resistant camerasNV-7080R 4MP Network IR by Hanwha Techwin.

The Hybrid VMS of the facility uses a mobile cloud server for Orange County Police, serving the five cities of the district, can access the video in real time if needed.

In this sense, and to assist staff if a potential incident with a shooter occurs again, The digital mapping joins up to 16.000 individual images in high-resolution 360º images, giving police 'virtual eyes' on campus, even classroom designs, the types of doors, as well as the entry and exit points.

AUHSD has also established blocking procedures, as well as security training in this type of incident. In addition, have been strategically installed on all nearby campuses with perimeter sensors, including a boundary sensor in the new pool of one of the centers.

Anaheim Union-AUHSD Milestone DahuaAs a result,, those responsible for each centre can respond quickly to unauthorised or suspicious access, and continue to identify target areas that require more additional cameras and sensors, as the maintenance yard.

"As we install the cameras, las escuelas vieron vídeos de vandalismo e incluso carritos de golf robados en sus instalaciones, y fue muy demostrativo ver cuántos problemas registró el sistema, lo que ayudó al distrito a combatirlos”, Says Jason Beardsley, Vp. de la división de seguridad de HCI Systems.

El nuevo sistema de videovigilancia ha ayudado también a los centros a monitorizar y controlar los daños a la propiedad, los graffiti, Theft, peleas de estudiantes y otros problemas de manera más eficiente y ágil. Cuando ocurre un incidente pueden investigar rápidamente la situación y, con la evidencia adecuada, las restituciones son posibles.

La vista combinada y centralizada de vídeo en todo el distrito ha mejorado el tiempo de respuesta a amenazas e incidentes. Los administradores pueden localizar con precisión los puntos problemáticos y las infracciones de seguridad: los mapas interactivos de varias capas mejoran la visión general de las ubicaciones de las cámaras y los diseños de toda la instalación.

Anaheim Union-AUHSD Milestone Dahua“Las características del software de Milestone son sólidas, por lo que es bastante fácil revisar imágenes, reproducirlas y exportarlas. Es un sistema sencillo, fiable y una herramienta clave para resolver problemas”, Underlines Erik Greenwood, director de tecnología de AUHSD.

En los campus escolares, los usuarios principales del VMS son los directores y sus asistentes, y en la oficina del distrito son los directores comerciales los que tienen acceso para visualizar las operaciones de las instalaciones. Para garantizar la seguridad de las personas, los Servicios de apoyo al estudiante pueden acceder a todas las vistas del campus.

To do this, Milestone Systems proporcionó la capacitación del sistema para diferentes roles in situ con instructores certificados que impartieron clases a unos cien administradores, profesionales de seguridad y personal de TI de las escuelas.

“Nuestro objetivo era hacer que el distrito fuera lo más eficaz y autosuficiente posible desde el principio. En el lado positivo, no hubo necesidad de contratar personal adicional para administrar el sistema de vídeo”, concluye Greenwood.

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By • 26 Apr, 2022
• Section: Case studies, Access control, Systems control, HIGHLIGHTED CASE STUDY, MAIN HIGHLIGHT, Detection, Training, Urban security, Video surveillance