Hikvision and Milestone partner on school security project in Canada

Companies provide surveillance solutions to hundreds of schools in Montreal


City of Industry, California – May 29, 2014 -- Hikvision USA, a North American leader in video surveillance technology, and Milestone Systems, an industry leader in open platform IP video management software (VMS), announce the successful implementation of a large-scale project that aims to provide secure environments for hundreds of schools throughout Montreal. Almost nine hundred Hikvision IP cameras were installed utilizing Milestone VMS and archiving. This integration allowed the Commission Scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys School Board to significantly elevate safety and security for the students, faculty and staff members.

“The video quality provided by Hikvision cameras has been truly superb,” said Rémi Asselin, IT services director, Marguerite-Bourgeoys School Board. “Both Hikvision and Milestone products demonstrated outstanding functionality for educational facilities. We are very happy with the outcome.”

Alpha TSi, a leading Canadian integrator specializing in the network security architecture sector has been at the forefront of implementing this critical project. Hikvision cameras which the company installed included fixed domes for indoors and outdoors: 1.3MP domes with true WDR (wide dynamic range), true Day/Night, superior low-light performance, motorized lens for remote focus and remote zoom, and POE/High POE. Both camera types are fully integrated with the Milestone software including SD edge storage support.

“Hikvision cameras have great image quality, impressive true WDR, motorized lenses that are easy to adjust using the Milestone VMS, and the edge storage precisely meets the client’s needs,” said Philippe E Bergeron, vice president, Alpha TSi. Sébastien Céré, president of Alpha TSi, added, “We were really impressed with Hikvision’s prompt customization for putting together a special firmware required by the scale of this project. This is the kind of service we just don’t see from everyone.”

Hikvision USA operates in a diverse set of verticals including educational campuses and offers a wide range of best-in-class IP and analog camera products and video recording products, ranging from SMB sectors to professional enterprise applications. As a commitment to its customers, Hikvision annually reinvests seven percent of its revenue into R&D for continued product innovation and improvement. The company has been experiencing tremendous growth in the North American market over the past several years and is looking to expand further into new verticals.

Jeffrey He, president Hikvision USA commented: “We are very pleased to be a part of this successful implementation. Our products have been proven time after time to be truly innovative and adaptable.” He went on to say, “We look forward to expanded cooperation with Milestone and our other technology partners with the goal to exceed our customers’ expectations in delivering best-in-class video surveillance products and solutions to the North American market.”

The Milestone XProtect software provides three flexible client interfaces in 27 languages for the efficient administration of the system, the users, and the cameras that are distributed across the multiple sites. Live video is also recorded for fast searching in case of incidents, and easy sharing or export to authorities.

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