Avigilon Inc.

Pittsboro Police Department deploy Avigilon HD surveillance system

VANCOUVER, CANADA – May 15, 2013 – Avigilon (TSX:AVO), a leader in high-definition
(HD) and megapixel video surveillance solutions, today announced that the Pittsboro Police
Department (PPD) in Pittsboro, Indiana has deployed the Avigilon high-definition surveillance
system to monitor key areas across town to reduce the threat of criminal mischief, vandalism and
boost community safety.
“We have had a few incidents of vandalism and even assault in the past that we were unable to
successfully investigate because of the lack of coverage and poor image quality of our previous
analog-based surveillance system,” explained Lieutenant Scott King of the Pittsboro Police
Department. “The Avigilon high-definition surveillance system delivers much better image
quality and functionality than other solutions on the market, saving us time and boosting the
success of our investigations.”
The PPD can investigate incidents much quicker than before, freeing up police officers to focus
on other aspects of community safety. The PPD has achieved higher identification success and
conviction rates because officers can identify suspects and incidents with greater accuracy and are
more likely to recoup costs for the time and materials needed to clean up vandalism or repair
damaged property.
“Dedicated to ensuring the safety of its residents, the Pittsboro Police Department faces the same
security challenges of any big city, including the growing threat of vandalism and criminal
mischief,” said Bryan Schmode, executive vice president of global sales at Avigilon. “Delivering
exceptional image quality and an intuitive software, the Avigilon high-definition surveillance
system enables the PPD to identify incidents with greater success, achieve higher conviction
rates, and save costs to ultimately enhance community safety.”
All police officers and the chief of police manage the surveillance system from their desktops
using Avigilon Control Center with High-Definition Stream Management™ (HDSM.) The PPD
installed an Avigilon 180° HD panoramic dome camera in the town’s main intersection to
monitor vehicular and pedestrian traffic. They also deployed several Avigilon analog video
encoders to improve image quality and manageability of existing analog cameras to cover the
parking lot, entrances, exits, and other high-traffic areas in Scamahorn Park. An Avigilon
Network Video Recorder (NVR) stores 30 days of continuous video. PPD officers also use ACC
Mobile to monitor the cameras remotely from their Android phones. Pittsboro plans to expand the
Avigilon high-definition surveillance system to other key areas across town in the future.