The need to repair hurricane damage provided the opportunity to invest in modern improvements. And, instead of repairing and replacing separate security systems, top priority was given to providing perimeter security for all schools through multiple integrations and a centralized command center.
- Milestone XProtect® Corporate video management software (VMS) and Interconnect™ to manage all locations
- 10,000 Uniview DH-Vision 4-megapixel cameras installed in 856 schools
- Axis audio speakers, OPTEX perimeter sensors and Seneca servers
- Implementation by Genesis Security Services, Inc
Using the system, Genesis was able to create virtual perimeter gates around schools and other important assets, like utility substations and solar panels. In the event of an intrusion, an alert is generated locally and passed to the central station. Operators can then make a visual confirmation remotely and if needed, activate an emergency protocol. The use of Milestone Interconnect enables faster intrusion management and reduces the need for security personnel to visit sites for non-critical incidents, saving time and money.
On behalf of the Department of Education, the Puerto Rican government is seeking to integrate video analytics with other software and the databases of organizations who advocate for sexual assault victims. In the future, there is a goal to employ the system to identify if a sex offender is crossing school zone perimeters, in order to act in time.
Since the system became operational, there’s been a 97% reduction in school intrusions, according to Genesis. So, while Hurricane Maria left a path of brutal destruction in its wake, the indomitable spirit of Puerto Rico was left unscathed in its ability to raise opportunity from the wreckage.