Beefing Up Campus Security

A university is saving 60% in IT and surveillance costs while efficiencies, ROI and security performance have increased thanks to our configurations, said the campus’s chief information officer.

When designing our plan, we took into account dorms, classrooms, facilities, parking lots, campus grounds and events as a total picture. We understood our role in supporting campus life and a robust learning environment.

Our video surveillance solution is eight times more efficient than the previous configuration and requires fewer cameras to achieve situational awareness. At all times, our command center monitors the university’s surveillance cameras, access control, IT networking, emergency call boxes and other platforms or components. This helps to prevent incidents from occurring in the first place or to ascertain and fix problems quickly.

We also automated certain security processes to prevent the possibility of human error. Some tasks that once required a help desk ticket submitted by the school’s IT staff — such as changing access-control privileges — are now performed automatically.

“AGC understood not just technology and security but our purpose as a university,” said the university’s CIO. “They listened to our needs and designed a solution that supports a growing campus offering a rich experience for today’s learner.”

Founded in 1995, Advanced Global Communications integrates voice; structured cabling; security technologies; audio/visual; and IT solutions. Clients represent education, aviation, manufacturing, large corporations, data centers, government, law enforcement, health care, utilities, retail and non-profits. With service partners in North America and Europe, AGC serves thousands of customers with nearly 98 percent client retention.