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City College Coventry Installs DVTel Unified Video and Access Control

College plans to implement advanced security services

DVTel Inc., multiple award-winning market leader in the development and delivery of intelligent security solutions over IP networks, has announced that Havering College of Further and Higher Education has upgraded from Latitude NVMS 3.5 to Latitude NVMS V5.Havering College serves the London Borough of Havering from three local campuses and several satellite and outreach centres, drawing students from Redbridge, Barking and Newham, as well as Essex, Kent and beyond.

 Mitie, widely recognised as one of the UK’s leading providers of IP-based CCTV and
access control systems, introduced Havering to DVTel’s advanced, open systems
technology, and oversaw project implementation.
Two years ago, the College installed DVTel’s Latitude NVMS Version 3.5 to replace
failing DVRs. The new DVTel solution provided many benefits: improved frame rate
and video quality without excessive storage demands; “mix and match” frame rates and
resolutions for each camera according to need; allowed cost effective expansion; and
enabled live view and control of cameras from any PC on the network.
Over the last six months, the College has moved from the Visual Basic Platform Latitude
NVMS 3.5 to the latest and greatest version of Latitude NVMS V5, which is built on
Microsoft .NET Version 3. Microsoft .NET is the platform that over 90% of the world’s
corporations demand as the development platform for all of their software-based
products. By leveraging .NET, DVTel has moved the competitive bar even higher in
deployment and serviceability, reliability, performance, and data security.
As part of the system upgrade, the College has also implemented IP cameras and is now
deploying DVTel’s Altitude 9460 Mini-dome cameras from the Pro Series. Havering
was impressed with the 9460 model’s robust, full frame rate, dual streaming capabilities,
rugged industrial construction, vandal resistant housing, and ability to work in extreme
low light conditions. Since installing DVTel’s IP-based video surveillance system, the
College has seen a 25% decrease in violent crime, and they have been able to effectively
prosecute a majority of major and petty crimes, thus providing a much safer environment
for both students and faculty members.
David Petrook, DVTel Managing Director, commented, “Havering College is a prime
example why you want to implement a DVTel IP-based solution. First, it is the ease of
upgrading to an entirely new system simply by installing new software. This ease of
upgrading demonstrates how far CCTV has evolved. In the past, Havering would have
needed to replace significant amounts of hardware with only the possibility of reusing the
cameras. In addition, the College has the flexibility to leverage off-the-shelf equipment
when more servers, storage or clients are required. There is the significant benefit of a
solution that is built using the latest standards by the largest provider of development
software, Microsoft. Finally, Havering as with any of our customers experiences the
freedom of owning an open-based software solution that allows you to choose edge
devices from multiple vendors.”
Havering College plans to continue expansion and grow the solution with their physical security strategy.


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