Managed network-video cameras secure L.A. temple, schools

June 8, 2010
Open management system works with analytics, allows user to switch cameras anytime.

Los Angeles-based Stephen S. Wise Temple and Schools recently implemented an Internet Protocol (IP)-based security and video-surveillance system to ensure safety of facilities, members, students, faculty and staff. Network-video management platform provider OnSSI reports its NetDVMS Video Surveillance Management and Control Solution is a major component of the security and surveillance system.

The Reform Jewish congregation is one of the largest in the country, with more than 3,000 members and nearly 1,700 students in its schools. The temple comprises and early childhood center, elementary school, religious school, Milken Community High School and David Saperstein Middle School. A 24-hour security operations center keeps watch over the temple and its multiple campuses.

"Part of the beauty of the NetDVMS system is its ability to integrate with multiple systems," said David Lam, the temple and schools' chief information officer. "It is a very open system. We had no problem integrating analytics, and we can swtich cameras whenever we want to. it is an open solution and works with products we need it to work with."

Antropy Inc. of Chatsworth, CA was the integrator on the security and surveillance project. Atropy's vice president David Girdner lauded the management system, saying, "OnSSI designed NetDVMS from the ground up as an IP system with advanced video surveillance capabilities. It is designed with the IT environment in mind, unlike other control systems that evolved from analog roots."

The Wise complex runs the management software on two HP servers with 16 terabytes of video storage assigned to the OnSSI system. Ten cameras run on a virtual server an another 54 cameras rn on hardware servers. The cameras are a mix of domes, box cameras and pan/tilt/zoom cameras.

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