Technology Resource for Security Police & Administrators
April 2013 Issue
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Integrating solutions like fire, HVAC, access control and video enables campuses to pull in every available bit of data during an emergency. Doing this allows security officials, law enforcement and fire personnel to better respond to a crisis.
The welfare of patients, medical personnel and staff are a top priority for any hospital but perhaps even more so where it concerns the brave and honorable men and women who have served and sacrificed to keep America free. Multiple VA hospital case studies show how advanced fire/life-safety systems are providing safe haven for veterans.
Video image detection is pushing past the boundaries of long established fire safety systems. Able to detect smoke or flame anywhere within cameras' field of view, this method is not limited by standard detectors' reliance on distance and area.
Here are the top concerns and comments that were written in by respondents to the December 2011 Campus Safety magazine and Center for Campus Fire Safety fire survey.
More than half of university, hospital and K-12 school district fire protection professionals rate system maintenance (57%) and false alarms (53%) as two of their top four campus fire protection concerns.
The benefits of video technology are being extended from surveillance and intrusion detection to assisting in fire detection and verification. Find out what considerations, practices and codes figure prominently for successful deployment.
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