Oakwood University

Securing Our Campuses

Oakwood University

Securing Campuses

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Oakwood University is situated on 1,185 beautiful acres, located in Huntsville, Alabama, the heart of the scenic Tennessee Valley. Our campus offers the perfect blend of historic landmarks, modern buildings and amenities, fit for the 21st century student. Well manicured lawns and tree-filled parks offer an ideal, serene setting amid the bustle of academic life. Oakwood offers nature trails, modern and spacious dorms, exercise facilities, numerous study areas, and state-of-the-art classrooms.

The Solution

OU desired to provide a safe residential experience in their newest residential hall. Holland Hall was constructed to provide male students with unrivaled comfort and safety. BBT consulted with OU to design a security architecture that provided complete visibility of all ingress and egress points within the residential facility. The desire of the University was to implement a solution that was forward thinking, easily managed, technologically relevant system that would not be outdated in the foreseeable future. 

BBT recommended the implementation of a 5MP video surveillance security architecture from Avigilon Corporation.The solution is comprised of::

  1. Industry's Easiest To User Application
  2. Scalable Solution That Focuses On Tomorrow
  3. Unparalleled Image Quality And Detail
  4. End-To-End Security Platform

The technology deployed embraced the implementation of a IP based network that utilized Avigilon's 5MP cameras on each floor with perimeter cameras monitoring the boundaries of the residential hall. Rear parking access incorporated point-to-point wireless architecture to provide connectivity to parking areas.

A 10 terabyte expandable hardware platform met the current demand for video storage performance, with the capacity to expand without the costly hardware upgrades.