Video surveillance is commonplace from Kindergarten through High School and into Universities. But, in almost all cases, viewing live video feeds from those cameras requires expensive proprietary software often located on a computer inside the school office or a central office at the school district. In this environment, giving police and first responders access to video feed is difficult if not impossible. Video surveillance can be most impactful during an incident, to aid the quick, efficient and safe response of police and first responders.
Schools throughout a district or county may have many disparate security systems, camera manufacturers and internal video management systems. All of these existing resources can be utilized without the need for expensive rip and replace projects, making schools’ tight budgets go further.
The Skyline OneView works with third party Application Programming Interfaces (API) to ingest and then normalize and distribute streaming video to wherever and whomever the school district requires. This sharing is accomplished without a burden on school network bandwidth or resources. Your school’s video sharing network can be located within the district’s or county’s secure network or hosted remotely in a secure environment, depending upon specific requirements of each school.
Partners / Responders:
The Skyline OneView for schools provides law enforcement and first responders easy, quick access to live streaming video from cameras inside the school. Live streaming video can be accessed by police dispatch, allowing valuable information to be relayed to on-scene personnel via radio. Additionally, live video can be streamed directly to in-vehicle displays, mobile command vehicles, ruggedized tablets or even smart phones. First responders have the flexibility to leverage the video content in ways that help them best respond to any scenario.
The Skyline OneView portal provides easy access to live camera feeds distributed by the Skyline OneView through a variety of views. The map-based view shows the location of schools with Lat/Long and address.
Access to the school cameras can be made quickly by selecting a school icon on the map or in list view, which can be ordered by district, precinct or alphabetically.
The Skyline OneView portal provides camera locations conveniently shown on floor plans associated with each school, giving first responders the ability to select and play live video feeds. This functionality lets the first responder know the layout of the school and where the video is coming from within that school before entering, giving them a great tactical advantage with eyes and ears into the school.
Scalable: The Skyline OneView can easily scale to accommodate new cameras and can leverage existing camera systems with no need to rip and replace infrastructure. Thousands of additional cameras can be supported through the existing Skyline OneView. Additional data layers can be added to the video network including gunshot detection, proximity detection and more. The OneView web-based portal can then quickly and automatically bring up the four closest cameras to the incident.
Secure: The Skyline video network works within a county’s or school district’s secure, closed network. Access credentials are given to the appropriate first responder agency and personnel through a secure API server and private WAN.
Flexible and Agile: The Skyline OneView portal allows school and agency personnel to create a custom video wall by selecting cameras from a list view or a floor plan view and choosing the school based upon region or alphabetical listing. Favorite views can be saved so that frequently referenced cameras can quickly be viewed in the same layout without having to reselect them. The OneView portal also allows the school system to manage administrative rights for partner agencies, giving access to groups of cameras and users as needed.