Inteconnex, a Cedar Rapids, Iowa headquartered IT and Physical Security integration company designed and implemented a high definition (HD) security solution for the Linn-Mar stadium in Marion, Iowa. The new system includes three HD Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) cameras and video management software. Inteconnex worked with Linn-Mar to install additional fixed HD security cameras throughout the stadium to increase security at the new facility. This system is connected to the district’s IT network so administrators can log on from anywhere and easily search and view footage. This accessibility and high-quality footage decrease the time it takes to search footage—ultimately resulting in shorter investigation times.
The security system is dual use in nature—primarily, the cameras and video management system monitor the stadium, parking lot and nearby grounds. As an additional advantage, during game times, two of the HD PTZ cameras can be focused on the field to provide high definition footage of practices and games. The cameras are joystick-operated by a student videographer from the press box. The high-quality football footage is then downloaded into the HUDL system used by coaches and players in various Iowa school districts to dissect and strategize plays.
“Overall, our number one priority is safety,” said Linn-Mar Associate Athletic Director, Tonya Moe. “We wanted to provide a safe experience for players, students and guests. At the same time, we wanted to protect our investment in the new stadium—when you have new facilities, things can happen. This system helps deter vandalism and makes it easier to resolve incidents when they do occur. The new equipment and software, make it easy to quickly search footage and we’re provided with clear quality footage that we did not have before.”
Prior to installing this new system, Linn-Mar had been using standard, consumer-grade handheld camcorders for game footage. “Our football program relies on quality video—this new system has been a great teaching tool. The quality is unparalleled. We use the system on a daily basis and have found that it’s something we can’t do without,” Bob Forsyth, Head Football Coach and Physical Education Instructor at Linn-Mar. “In addition to having the quality footage for review, the download process to the HUDL program is faster—saving us time and resources.”
The new system improves security measures at one of the key facilities in the growing district—providing the framework for future upgrades. There are no yearly software maintenance fees and by installing newer technology HD cameras, the district requires fewer cameras with a better result. “We are pleased to have assisted Linn-Mar with implementing this state-of-the-art security system at their new stadium facility,” said Marc Meyer, President of Inteconnex. “They have invested in a solution that will grow with their district and provide a safer environment for students and visitors. At the same time, the high-quality footage allows for the enrichment and development of their athletes.”
Inteconnex, a Cedar Rapids, Iowa headquartered business, leverages the latest improvements in information technology for physical and logical security to serve customers across the nation. Inteconnex’s product and service offerings in both Information Technology and Physical Security provide customers with the unique value of an integrated technology solution, with the most reliable, proven products, all with a lowered cost of ownership.
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