Senior living facilities install MOBOTIX cameras

NEW YORK – May 22, 2012 – MOBOTIX Corp., an industry leading provider of high-resolution, network-based security solutions, today announced that National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) has deployed 37 MOBOTIX cameras at the Village at Rockville to detercrime and ensure safety without sacrificing resident independence.

NLCS installed the cameras, managed by MxControlCenter, to monitor high-traffic areas including entrances, exits and hallways. Three cameras are configured for facial recognition to ‘buzz in’ residents and visitors while keeping unwanted guests out. Several D12 cameras deliver night/day functionality to allow NLCS to monitor outdoor activity and use PTZ capability to see specific areas when needed.

NLCS chose to deploy a MOBOTIX system due to the cost efficiencies delivered by its decentralized approach tosurveillance technology. With this unique concept, each camera incorporates a high-speed computer and internal flash memory card to enable all recording and storage to occur within the camera, reducing the need for a separate PC or DVR. The addition of MxControlCenter, a professional video management software package that connects any number of cameras at any location with centralized or local user-based operation and evaluation, was also deemed to be an ROI enhancer as it is included free-of-charge.

“The fact that the cameras offer motion detection and PTZ functionality, and the system doesn’t overwhelm the NLCS network made the MOBOTIX solution ideal,” said Kim Hartman, CEO, Surveillance Secure, the systems integrator on the project. “The system can also be easily expanded upon to meet the company’s plans for future surveillance growth.”

The MOBOTIX system has become a valuable tool for the retirement community, which prides itself on being on the cutting edge of technology. It enables the village to incorporate a workout facility, a luxury many residents had lobbied for but NLCS couldn’t provide due to liability concerns.

“The residents always wanted a place to workout,” said Courtney Malengo, Director of Public Relations, NLCS. “But we were faced with the challenge of, ‘how do we provide this to allow them to maintain their independence and health, but also ensure their safety?’ What if someone slipped and fell on the treadmill, how would we handle that? With the camera system in place they can workout at their leisure and we can make sure they’re safe without interfering.”

“NLCS has created an environment where they can ensure a high-level of security and provide timely response to emergencies, while still allowing residents to maintain independence,” said Steve Gorski, General Manager, Americas, MOBOTIX. “It is exciting to see our solutions leveraged in such a creative way to improve quality of life.”