Transforming Learning While Keeping Students and Faculty Safe
Education-industry leaders are under fire to both tighten control and expand the learning environment-all while achieving profitability and preserving their institutions’ reputations. The challenge is significant:
- Ensure the safety of the learning environment, yet meet student expectations for open campuses with high-tech capabilities;
- Provide faculty with access to advanced learning systems;
- Support the enhanced technology requirements of delivering online classes.
LMI Systems, Inc. has the breadth of solutions-and technical competency to excel on all of these fronts. From secure, campus-wide wireless networks with thousands of access points (APs) and data pipelines to support ultra-high-bandwidth transmissions, to access control systems and heat-sensing, night-vision cameras, we provide advanced, end-to-end solutions for “secure accessibility.”
LMI supports another type of accessibility, as well, providing cameras, microphones, and related equipment to ensure privacy and safety for ADA restrooms and personal areas.
Security: We design, specify, install and service advanced, high-security solutions:
- Physical and/or electronic ID and access systems with varied levels of access for students, faculty and visitors;
- Intrusion detection alarm systems;
- Video surveillance and recording with wired or wireless cameras and networks-with remote or on-premise monitoring stations with automated intrusion alerts.
Networking: LMI designs, installs and configures high-speed, high-bandwidth wired, wireless and cellular networks to support a complete range of servers, desktops, and mobile devices.
- Pervasive connections link academic, research, administrative and residence hall buildings, with options for individually zoned access and control.
- Local connections and controls for hosting online learning systems.
Audio Visual: A/V experts help identify the most cost-effective, yet productive solutions for classroom training systems, campus-wide paging and alerting solutions, and more.
For more information on these and other specialized services for education facilities, including audio visual equipment, electrical and managed IT services, please call 770-491-0343 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bringing University Security Cameras up to the Speed of Now
When a downtown university wanted to replace all the outdated analog cameras in its dormitories with newer IP (digital; Internet-connected) models, LMI saw an opportunity to also equip a major client with powerful video viewing and management capabilities. By moving the entire university grounds to a single video management system (VMS) platform, campus police would be able to access every camera on the site, over a single network.
To increase interoperability, which also reduces cost and complexity, LMI selected equipment from a single vendor but specified cameras models individually to expand the range of features. To give campus security the best picture quality possible and allow the security team to stream video feed to dual locations and switch between day and night functions, LMI recommended a fixed indoor camera mounted on the ceiling in each dormitory.
For the indoor public spaces, LMI recommended a camera with extremely wide dynamic range and video analytics for face detection and object removal capabilities to ensure the building and its residents stayed safe during all hours. To cover the outdoor spaces, LMI considered several factors, such as higher speeds of movement, light variances, and the ability to remotely change the camera view.
The perfect solution was an outdoor, vandal-resistant, full HD mini-dome camera. The camera was well priced and it could clearly capture objects under very harsh environmental conditions. The model also had a built-in image stabilizer to minimize the effect of camera shake and enhance picture clarity.
All of the cameras have a low failure rate among technicians and are easy to install. The camera models were also compliant with a universally compatible protocol that would make them interoperable with the most commonly used VMS software available. Thanks to the LMI team’s insight on this matter, there were very few delays when the university security team was ready to go live.