ABB Wireless

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Stopping Campus Predators

As a parent of three university students, I very much relate to how important campus security is – I know that I want my three daughters who are attending large universities to feel safe as they walk around campus, especially at night.

One of our university customers was experiencing a high rate of sexual assaults and rapes on campus, but due to the large size of the campus and limited budgets, they couldn't add more campus patrol personnel. Instead they chose to install IP video surveillance cameras to centrally monitor outdoor areas including very remote and low visibility locations. This cost effective solution was quickly deployed and connected over a Tropos wireless broadband network, and has already enabled campus police to arrest one and identify several other suspects.

How do you place a value on safety and piece of mind (that's both parents and student)?

Tom