Army and Navy Academy Upgrades Surveillance System With Hanwha Solutions

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TEANECK, N.J. — Hanwha Techwin America announces that Army and Navy Academy, a college preparatory military boarding school in California, has upgraded its security infrastructure with Hanwha security cameras.

Located on a 23-acre beach-front property, the school is home to more than 300 students and employs more than 140 faculty and staff members. When the school began building and renovating facilities, it included an upgrade to its technology and physical security system.

Implementing a two-fold approach, the school first needed to replace its existing, out-of-date analog camera system. Second, it needed a system that could keep up with current technology.

According to Assistant Commandant of Operations, Safety, and Security at the Academy Jeffrey Gibson, a system with analytics to keep a close watch on the campus could act as a force multiplier.

After an extensive vetting process, the school deployed a video surveillance solution comprised of Hanwha cameras integrated with its Wisenet WAVE IP-based video management system (VMS). Integrating the Hanwha cameras using the WAVE VMS made it possible to create a video surveillance solution tailored to the campus’ specific needs, according to the company.

Hanwha adds that the Academy was able to quickly train security personnel as required because of the WAVE VMS’ ease of use.

The Academy now has a total of 141 cameras, including PNM-9081VQ multisensor, multidirectional cameras for covering wide areas, allowing the school to use fewer cameras while seeing more.

It also had PNM-9320VQP multisensor multidirectional p/t/z cameras installed for zooming in or for covering long distances. Additionally, the Academy chose PNM-9020V multisensor 180° cameras to monitor between buildings and cover its coastline.

By taking advantage of the in-camera and VMS analytics available in their new system, the teams can now monitor internal and external areas — primary cameras focus on higher priority, greater risk areas, while the analytics keeps track of the rest, according to the company.

As a result of the upgrade, most of the campus perimeter is now protected using line crossing analytics. With Hanwha cameras installed above the fence, the system sends an alert to the security operations center if it detects something crossing the fence in either direction.

Once the system pulls up the camera feeds, operators can see if it’s a false alarm and then decide whether or not to dispatch a security team or call local police.

The security team has developed a strategy for inside the fence as well that allows them to focus on specific areas that have higher traffic at specific times of the day. The in-camera analytics looks at the low-traffic areas. If the camera detects movement, the security operations center is alerted and can then determine whether or not to send personnel.

Hanwha says because the new security system provides both coverage and analytics, the Academy’s security team is able to focus on what matters most — the safety of students, faculty and staff.

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