CS Gold from CBORD is about more than just cards. Ask North Carolina A&T, which has installed a centralized monitoring station with six digital video recorders networked to 57 cameras scattered throughout the campus. While the university had no security problems, the new CBORD-installed system provides a major benefit: students and staff feel safer. And within weeks of installation, the surveillance even helped solve a hit-and-run.
Ithaca, New York–When North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University wanted to curb crime and provide a higher level of security, it turned to CS Gold from CBORD for a solution. Even though it had no major security problems or threats, the university wanted to take a proactive, instead of reactive, approach.
North Carolina A&T State University chose to install an electronic system consisting of a centralized monitoring station with six digital video recorders (DVR) networked to 57 cameras located throughout the campus. The system provided dividends within weeks, when a hit-and-run was observed. Now, when a crime happens in a camera’s field of view, the 24-hour, real-time monitoring greatly enhances the police department’s chances of apprehending suspects.
The university sees three key benefits from the CBORD system. First, it provides the campus with a sense of security-monitored areas make students, guests, and staff members feel safe. Second, monitoring strengthens campus police operations. If a crime is committed at a monitored location, police can review the video to assist in identifying the perpetrator and prevent future criminal activity. Third, having a state-of-the-art security system attracts new enrollment.
North Carolina A&T State University has been steadily expanding its use of CS Gold since its implementation. Within calendar year 2006 alone, the school has plans in place to increase the number of cameras on its campus to over 200.
“This system really gives us an edge, so much so that we are continually expanding it,” says John Matherson, Director of North Carolina A&T State University’s campus card office. “The system provides the visual assistance we need, and is integrated into our card system. We couldn’t ask for an easier, more effective solution.”
About The CBORD Group, Inc.
The CBORD Group serves colleges and universities, corporations, healthcare facilities, chain restaurants, supermarkets, and a host of other market segments. The company’s products are used in electronic security, access control, campus ID card privilege control, housing services, cashless dining, foodservice, catering, nutrition services, online ordering, and other institution-wide activities. The CBORD Group serves more than 5,000 clients in the U.S., Canada, Europe, South Africa, New Zealand, the Middle East, and Australia. The CBORD Group was founded in 1975. Today it employs more than 450 professionals. To learn more about CBORD, visit us at www.cbord.com.