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Case Studies

As the Dominos retail footprint grew, so did the challenge of managing individual traditional security systems at each location. Operational tasks like granting new managers permission to access the system (and network), maintaining firmware on each system, and efficiently viewing locations remotely became tedious and time-consuming.

Hyde Park School’s administration team was working hard to re-open their schools amid the current pandemic. And while they were prepared to implement safety measures such as social distancing and face mask requirements, they knew that re-opening their campuses still introduced safety risks to their students and faculty.

Since the Williston Middle-High School system was installed, school officials have caught two perpetrators in the act of breaking and entering – and used the video evidence to have them arrested.

In late 2016, Thomas County Schools conducted an in-depth process to identify the ideal security solution for Thomas County Central High School. The school’s existing cameras were old, and the servers that supported them kept crashing. The school’s principals, who rely upon the security system for discipline as well as prevention of theft and vandalism, wanted better coverage of critical areas – including access points, hallways, common areas, dropoff/pickup areas and parking lots.

The Banner County School District is located in Harrisburg, Nebraska, and includes a K-6 elementary school and a 7-12 junior high / high school, both housed within one campus facility. The school had a very basic analog camera system, with coax cable and a 12-volt power supply, covering a few interior hallways. School officials wanted to upgrade and expand their security system to provide clearer video images, and enable them to monitor more locations inside and outside the building to ensure student safety and help prevent theft and vandalism.

The Dallas Police Department (DPD) has over 3,600 sworn officers who take pride in helping to make Dallas a safe place to live, work and visit. To fight the widespread problem of Burglary of Motor Vehicles (BMV) and Unauthorized Use of Vehicles (UUV), the DPD employs bait vehicles. These are undercover vehicles outfitted with covert surveillance systems to alert officers of a car theft in progress, track the vehicle, remote disable vehicle engine— and capture video evidence of criminal activity.

San Luis Obispo (SLO) County had experienced multiple incidences of vandalism at two flood control gates located along the Arroyo Grande Creek levees in Oceano, California. Vandals placed large rocks to block the flap gates and prevent the gates from closing, broke off the lift reels, and physically forced the flap gates to open when they were designated to remain closed—resulting in a number of liability lawsuits against the county.

Alvin ISD conducted an in-depth process to identify the ideal IP security solution that would allow all schools to be managed from a central location. Other requirements included Power over Ethernet (PoE) capabilities, featuring 1.0 megapixel or greater for interior and 2.0 megapixel or greater for exterior cameras. Like many educational projects, the Alvin ISD project was bond funded, so price was another critical factor in the decision making process.

As a private, non-profit organization, Starr Ranch depends on private funding. Encouraging financial support is an ongoing objective at Starr Ranch. One effective way to encourage people to conserve and support nature in general, and Starr Ranch in particular, is by engaging them virtually — with live video of wildlife living on the Sanctuary.

When Corporal Scott Stanton of the Greenville, NC Major Crimes Unit approached Supercircuits to design a solution for his hostage negotiation team (HNT), it was not taken lightly. The demands of a hostage negotiating team – and the equipment they use - are intense. Situations materialize quickly, and tensions are high. The team must be ready to respond to in a minute’s notice, and their gear has to be dependable and specifically designed for rapid deployment.

CSNT’s client operates 22 airport parking lots located around the country. Each lot is equipped with a video surveillance system, with cameras installed primarily in strategic traffic choke points such as exits to deter theft and capture video evidence if theft does occur. The client requires high-resolution imagery capable of capturing license plate numbers, driver features and vehicle conditions.

In-car police video systems are everywhere these days, but that wasn't always the case. Mike Yearty — systems specialists for the Fayetteville, Georgia, police department — was a pioneer of in-car video systems. He's installed around 3,000 of them across the country since the late 80s. Yearty remembers the incident he thinks started the in-car video revolution.

Lincoln Technical Institute is a nationwide educational organization that trains students in several career disciplines. To ensure that electronic systems technician students acquire skills that match the marketplace, Lincoln Tech needed to expand its simulation capabilities. In order to make its first venture into the world of IP-based electronic systems, Lincoln Tech needed components that would be easy for its trainers to master quickly so that they would be able to effectively incorporate the new equipment into EST courses.

Certified Alarm Systems, a large security solutions integrator based in Baton Rouge, LA, employs more than 100 specialists who provide security consulting, sales, installation and management for customers in Louisiana and surrounding states. When approached with the opportunity to bid on a multi-site video security project for a Baton Rouge day care chain, they immediately proposed a turn-key solution from Supercircuits.

The Dallas Police Department established a bait vehicle program to catch car burglars and thieves in the act. Supercircuits' surveillance equipment provided the broad range of remote and on-board capabilities that helped the DPD optimize its program.

Rene J. (RJ) Mosca admits that the Tri-State area — where New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania come together — is "hardly Mayberry." But neither is it a particularly crime-ridden area, Mosca says. At least on the grounds of the 125-bed Bon Secours Hospital — located in Port Jervis, New York — he intends to keep it that way.

George Mitchell should have his own TV crime drama. He has affixed covert GPS tracking devices underneath vehicles, concealed cameras in fake trees, and led over-night stakeouts to catch thieves stealing boats. But Mitchell isn't a TV cop. He's chief of special operations at a state agency tasked with managing parks, regulating hunting and fishing, and conserving natural resources. Over the years, he has relied on many covert surveillance systems designed by Supercircuits.

A few years ago, Collin Dimick — assistant supervisor of maintenance for an urban school district in Utah — was sandblasting expansive graffiti from the exterior of one of the district's elementary schools. The principal's name, as well as his, was part of the graffiti text.