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University of Guelph taps Omnicast for IP surveillance

The University of Guelph has chosen Genetec’s IP Video Surveillance Solution Omnicast to secure its students and faculty.



September 14, 2006
By Jennifer Brown


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Located in southern Ontario, the University of Guelph is renowned
around the world as a research-intensive institution. The
university has 18,000 students on campus every year.

According to Don Peer, Information Systems Manager — Campus Community
Police, Fire Prevention and Parking Services, “Omnicast is extremely
intuitive and well designed, which makes training new users effortless.
Omnicast is also surprisingly stable, we are extremely satisfied with
the solution.”   

Although the University of Guelph already had an IP video surveillance
system in place, it required a video surveillance solution to monitor
and control access to all entryways located on campus, which covers an
area of 4.1 km2.

Omnicast already manages more than 40 cameras located around the campus from
one central location and is integrated to the university’s legacy IP
system. The institution foresees an expansion of their Omnicast
solution in the near future.    

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The University of Guelph also recently had the opportunity to
experience the beta version of Omnicast 4.0. and plans to upgrade to
4.0 in the near future.