Video Surveillance & Security

How to Protect School Campuses Using Intelligent Surveillance Systems

How to Protect School Campuses Using Intelligent Surveillance Systems

by Garrett Evans - September 3, 2020

Back to school looks different this year, there’s no doubt about it. Schools that were already navigating security infrastructure to keep their students and staff safe now have to figure out how to meet health and safety guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while enabling students and teachers to attend in-person classes.

Technologies such as thermal imaging and people counting are becoming increasingly widespread across industries as a preventative measure in reducing exposure to the virus, and can be integrated into campuses’ security features alongside motion detection and video surveillance.

The MOBOTIX security system provides more than just a surveillance camera, but rather an all-encompassing health and security solution for school campuses.

How MOBOTIX Can Protect Your School Campus

The MOBOTIX security system provides schools with customizable features and tools to meet their individual campus’ needs. These features include:

  • Video Surveillance
  • Thermal Imaging
  • Access Control
  • Motion Analysis
  • Noise & Movement Detection
  • Crowd Detection
  • Mask Detection
  • People Counting

Video Surveillance

MOBOTIX video surveillance capabilities go beyond a simple security camera. The system uses decentralized intelligent IP design to support live video viewing with easy configuration in low or no visibility conditions. Additionally, duress buttons and first responder calling systems are readily accessible for students in the event of an emergency.

Thermal Imaging

Thermal imaging helps measure body temperatures with contactless technology and alerts the identified school health monitor when a temperature is detected that may fall outside the acceptable pre-programmed “safe” limit. By using heat signatures, thermal imaging can act as a first line of security in complete darkness, while also monitoring technology hubs or technical arts buildings on campus for early fire detection.

Access Control

With the MOBOTIX video-based surveillance system, school campuses can manage and monitor who has access to academic and administrative buildings. Key cards, fobs, or digital passes can help filter campus visitors to ensure a safe environment at all times.

Motion Analysis

This feature uses statistical behavior analysis to collect important data on people and objects on campus. In a defined area, it can determine the most frequented areas and present data through a heatmap for easy analysis.

Noise & Movement Detection

Noise and motion detection uses intelligent video analysis to track suspicious movements or sounds and trigger an automatic recording. A simultaneous message can also be sent to security personnel, alerting them to the location of the activity.

Crowd Detection

The MOBOTIX video surveillance feature can detect situations of overcrowding and provide sound and visual warnings to students, faculty, or staff in the determined area. This feature is especially helpful in enforcing social distancing guidelines.

Mask Detection

In addition to crowd monitoring, the MOBOTIX video surveillance system can detect if people are not wearing appropriate face coverings in public areas. Non-compliance will trigger an alarm, providing a visual or sound warning to the designated location.

People Counting

With video surveillance cameras installed throughout campus, MOBOTIX can help monitor the number of people circulating in certain areas of campus to avoid overcrowding. In high traffic areas of campus such as cafeterias or gyms, cameras can be set up at all entrances and exits to accurately count how many people are in the building at a time.

These health and safety measures are especially useful as communities around the country begin their return to school. However, the multi-functionality of the MOBOTIX security system makes it a scalable, long-term security solution for all campuses, even after the pandemic has ended.

Monitoring Schools’ Health with MOBOTIX

Intelligent video surveillance systems provide a holistic approach to health, safety, and security to create a sustainable and manageable solution for a school environment.

The health and safety of students, faculty, and staff are always front of mind, and the MOBOTIX security system provides top-quality services to ensure that everyone can feel comfortable and ready to learn at school.

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