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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2012/08/21 - Looe Town Council achieves broad coverage, expedites investigations, and captures clear and useable evidence with Avigilon (TSX: AVO) - Avigilon.com. TSX: AVO NYSE: MSI
Avigilon, a leader in high-definition (HD) and megapixel video surveillance solutions, today announced that Looe, a coastal town and popular tourist destination in Cornwall, England, has deployed the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system in the town center to ensure the safety of residents and tourists, and deter disorderly conduct during busy summer months. The Avigilon high-definition surveillance system was chosen for its superior image quality, advanced management features, and wireless capabilities.
“We reviewed several different surveillance solutions, but the others were nowhere near as good as Avigilon and competing network video management systems were no match to the Avigilon Control Center software,” stated Councilor Martin Gregory, chairman of the Environment and Public Protection Committee, Looe Town Council. “And while cost was not a key consideration, Avigilon delivers a lower Total Cost of Ownership because it offers superior performance, greater reliability, requires less maintenance, and is extremely well-supported.”
Looe Town Council mounted several Avigilon 2 MP cameras in durable enclosures on buildings to ensure complete coverage of the town’s center, an area approximately 400 meters long made up of pubs, restaurants, hotels, and shops. Avigilon 2 MP cameras were also installed to monitor activity at the Looe Tourist Information Centre, a busy hub during the summer months. The Council manages the system using the Avigilon Control Center network video management software (NVMS) from a workstation located at the Town Hall and installed an Avigilon Network Video Recorder (NVR) to store up to 14 days of continuous surveillance footage. Using Avigilon analog video encoders, Looe Harbor Commissionaires (LHC) will integrate its existing analog-based surveillance cameras, which monitor activity at the quay, into the council’s Avigilon high-definition surveillance system.
Looe is designated a national conservation area by the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England and for this reason the Council needed an advanced, IP-based surveillance system with no exposed wires or broadband cables that would provide exceptional coverage without distracting from the town’s historical ambience.
“With its advanced management features and superior image quality, the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system has helped the Looe Town Council deter disorderly conduct and deliver peace of mind to residents and tourists alike,” said Keith Marett, vice president of marketing and communications at Avigilon. “At the same time, the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system delivers exceptional multi-megapixel image quality through wireless capabilities needed to meet the strict aesthetic requirements of England’s conservation areas.”
Council members and local law enforcement can search for incidents much faster than before, and can now capture evidence that is admissible in court. The LHC will achieve significant and cost-effective performance gains by integrating existing analog cameras using Avigilon analog video encoders.
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