Implementing those policies will require effective tools, and our attention immediately focused on Challenge 6 in the article: Effectively deploying video surveillance under challenging requirements (such as influence of outside lighting, threat of vandalism, analog or IP, sharing of images/who gets to view live and recorded video, and standardization).
In discussing the use of video and outside lighting, we believe the authors missed an opportunity to up the ante. If you can see people, you can talk to them. By tying cameras to loudspeakers, authorities can communicate with a possible perpetrator and, hopefully, prevent an assault, act of vandalism or some other crime. Within a dormitory, you can install indoor loudspeakers and signage to warn residents of a problem and provide them with instructions designed to protect their safety.
Video systems and good lighting are great tools for promoting public safety in dormitories – and other buildings on a college campus. Tying them to loudspeaker and signage systems can make good use of the visual information to help protect lives and property.
You can learn more about tying loudspeakers and other emergency mass notification systems to video systems by requesting a copy of our white paper: Adding Sound to Video Surveillance Ramps up Real-Time Response. Drop us an email or give us a call at 678-331-3190 to put a power tool in your toolbox. Then visit our SoundCommander® website pages to learn more about our “loud and clear” loudspeaker systems that are engineered for the highest levels of voice clarity and contact us for more info or to arrange a demonstration.