Panasonic iPro Cameras and Video Insight in Public Safety: Case Study

It’s no secret that there is an increased need for security and surveillance in recent years. Public safety is an important facet of any business, school, or public space. In order to create and maintain a safe and flourishing environment, it’s imperative to work towards proactive prevention, earlier detection, fast identification and prompter action when it comes to security. Today, many organizations are still using outdated analog or IP surveillance systems that lack the features and networked support to adequately monitor the foot traffic of larger spaces and facilities, allowing criminals or unwanted persons to slip through the cracks.  Most outdated systems like this provide low definition, blurry video, making accurate identifactions impossible.

Now, envision a safer world where a robust surveillance platform helps to protect what matters most. A platform that provides security personell  fast forensic identification and intelligent assistance to adequeately detect and neutralize any threats.

A Dynamic Surveillance Solution

The i-PRO video surveillance system is composed of cameras, microphones, viewers, recorders, a management system and optional systems and features. The system is all on one network and the components work together in harmony to achieve an unparalleled level of security and surveillance. The system is designed to maximize performance while also being a cost-effective surveillance system. The wide range of i-PRO video surveillance products allows you to put together the very best system for your security needs.

Where Should An i-PRO Surveillance System Using Video Insight Be Used?

This sophisticated system can be effective in just about every application – from small businesses to large school campuses, medical centers, casinos, banks, factories, warehouses, theme parks, government agencies, and even entire cities! A Video Insight system can accommodate up to hundreds of i-PRO cameras on one server, ensuring every angle is covered. Even better news? Each camera is fully licensed with Video Insight, which means there is no need to deal with per-camera licensing, which can complicate the process of adding or switching out cameras.. This advanced system also supports the latest 4K high-definition video for day and night scenes as well as indoor and outdoor sites.

In areas where audio surveillance is needed, network microphones feature clear audio monitoring in any direction. Audio surveillance is particularly valuable on school grounds. Today, sound and sight are considered by many to be the new dynamics in school security. Many education leaders have begun to emphasize the importance of adopting audio in monitoring programs and security protocols to ensure public safety. Many i-Pro cameras have built-in mics or standard 3.5mm jacks for external microphones. To listen in, an authorized user simply clicks on the video monitoring screen on the area where you want to hear.

When it comes to video storage, the Video Insight system makes it easy. Gone are the days of having to recycle recording media. Captured video can be stored short or long term. It is also easier to search for and retrieve the exact video you need should a crime or incident take place. The latest i-Pro camera line utilizes H.265 codecs for minimal storage. Nearly cutting the previous generation codec storage in half!

Optional Features & Add-ons

A powerful add-on to the Video Insight system is a facial recognition software called FacePro. The primary goal of this technology is to secure people and assets against criminals or other unwanted individuals. Face recognition is often used in airports, medical facilities, theme parks and retail stores. In these environments, this technology is often used to identify blacklisted individuals. Another high demand add-on is the LPR, or license plate recognition, package. It acts much like the FacePro add-on since you can create a black list of license plates. Using Video Insight’s rules manager, you can execute activities like sending alerts with video clips via text or email.

Want to be able to view the footage from your smartphone when you’re not on site? You can easily add the functionality to your Video Insight system. There is also the ability to view from you Windows PC, and web browser, Mac and even your Apple TV!

Panasonic i-PRO and Video Insight In The Field

Numerous case studies have been conducted in a variety of applications. That highlightthe improved sense of security andeffective surveillance that comes with i-PRO. Although the success rate of crime reduction in security camera use depends on users actively monitoring the system, the majority of studies about this subject come to the conclusion that camera surveillance is indeed a great tool to prevent crime in public spaces, schools, businesses, and even on transit systems.

The Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) Bus Transit System transports over 16,000 passengers on a daily basis. Safeguarding such a large number of people is a feat in itself, but with an inadequate security system, it can be extremely difficult. RTD’s previous analog-based system was functional, but outdated and inconvenient. The video footage was often blurry and unusable. Whenever an incident occurred, RTD security personnel had to retrieve the hard drive from the bus and manually upload the video data to investigate. With an average of 25-30 incidents per day, this was a serious waste of time, manpower and resources. When RTD decided it was time to update their system to maintain safety and security, they installed Panasonic’s i-PRO Transit System across their entire bus fleet of over 1,000 buses. The high-quality system included high-definition cameras inside and outside of each bus, as well as advanced features for recording, file transfer and viewing. The new transit system is incredibly efficient, delivering high-quality video footage that’s easy to monitor and manage. Most importantly, it ensures the security of a major transit system and promotes the safety of its passengers.

In today’s society, campus crime is a major issue, with thousands of campus crimes being reported nationwide each year. Clarion University of Pennsylvania is dedicated to public safety. With over 5,200 students, 450 staff members and nearly 300 faculty members, campus security is a top priority. In addition to a comprehensive public safety department, Clarion University uses an advanced i-PRO system to safeguard its campus. 64 high-definition Panasonic cameras are strategically placed around the 201-acre campus and inside the buildings and classrooms. In addition to the cameras, the system is equipped with advanced management tools to help streamline and enhance campus security operations. Whether it’s deterring theft, vandalism and bullying, or ensuring higher levels of personal and public safety, Panasonic’s advanced i-PRO system is the perfect addition to any school campus.

Final Tips…

Panasonic i-PRO and Video Insight is a comprehensive surveillance system and a powerful asset to personal and public safety, offering a superior quality of coverage and advanced features. The picture quality of the cameras is excellent, whether inside or outside. The cameras also provide clear, high-resolution images in day or night scenes. The build quality of Panasonic products is outstanding and Panasonic i-PRO components have every advanced feature you’d want in a security system: face recognition, mobile viewing, audio capabilities and more. The dependability of Panasonic i-PRO products ensures long-term use and has the potential to provide a hefty return on investment if used to its fullest.

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