Industry News: Anaheim Schools Upgrade Surveillance
Anaheim Union High School District, one of the largest school districts in California, selected Hanwha Techwin America to help in the district’s endeavor to improve its security infrastructure. After feeling community pressure prompted by security incidents and school shootings at other U.S. schools, the district decided to improve is security camera system. It opted for IP cameras that would allow administrators to monitor or record campus events. The solution included the installation of 1,250 Hanwha Techwin Q series cameras in 20 different locations, including at entrances, exits, exterior restroom doors, staff work areas, and general meeting places. Beyond monitoring for potentially violent incidents, the system also helps the district look for vandalism, graffiti, and even personnel issues, like inappropriate use of school equipment.
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