Broadband Communities

JAN-FEB 2014

BROADBAND COMMUNITIES is the leading source of information on digital and broadband technologies for buildings and communities. Our editorial aims to accelerate the deployment of Fiber-To-The-Home and Fiber-To-The-Premises.

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JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014 | | BROADBAND COMMUNITIES | 37 superintendent of education at Franklin County School District. "We are particularly mindful of the difculty in monitoring an entire school without being intrusive or distracting or investing in additional personnel. We believed that a particular technology that could help us monitor what happens in our schools would be of great interest." Like many schools throughout the country, Franklin's elementary school, junior high school and high school relied on manually locked doors and a resource ofcer to maintain security and respond to events. In light of local and national concerns for school safety, the district understood that this solution was no longer sufcient to protect the community's most precious resource – its children. It determined that the best way to ensure that students, staf, parents and visitors were safe while at school was to deploy an access control and surveillance system that could be centrally administered and remotely deployed. A SMART SOLUTION Trough the solution that FTC implemented, school administrators have the ability to view a video feed from any surveillance camera on any Internet-connected device. Te broadband connection to each school building and the district administrative ofce facilitates the ability to review full-quality video from remote locations. In addition, electronic door locks can be activated on a command basis and a time-of-day basis to ensure efcient access at high-demand times, such as the beginning of the school day, and still ensure the positive authentication of visitors around the clock. Tese locks can also be controlled from a mobile device in the School administrators can view a video feed from any surveillance camera on any Internet- connected device. The broadband connections in their ofces allow them to review full-quality video from remote locations. BBC_Jan14.indd 37 1/27/14 1:44 PM

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