Physical security with extensive video analytics capabilities is another top priority for security administrators and school resource officers. There is no shortage of network school security cameras that monitor buildings, parking lots, playgrounds, and other common areas. Issues like intrusions, vandalism, fighting, bullying, or vehicle accidents are common for many campuses. But security officers need actionable intelligence to prevent and respond to incidents before they escalate. The COVID-19 pandemic has also created the need for increased situational awareness. Without a real-time understanding of the environment, it is challenging to enforce preventative measures to control and mitigate the risk of transmission.
System and security operators need to assess and detect anomalies and improve traffic patterns or the campus layout. Some of the features that enable these objectives are people counting, density heatmaps in common areas, audio analytics to recognize specific sounds, like gunshots, screaming, loud noises, and object and anomaly detection.
Ava’s cloud video security solution can be the answer to these upgrade demands. Users can add configurable maps of the entire campus to gain situational awareness and insights. Each map includes camera views, alarm views, and the ability to track people and objects as they move around.
What’s more, the Ava Aware Cloud video management system (VMS) is also available as Android and iOS apps, allowing superintendents to monitor the school facilities on the go. It also sends instant notifications to assure stakeholders and parents that students thrive in a safe learning environment.