Video Surveillance system for New Haven Housing Authority

A modern video surveillance system was implemented at two buildings built by The Housing Authority of New Heaven in order to reduce violent crime and improve safety for all of its residents in the community.

  • Integrator: Consolidated Electric
  • Customer: The Housing Authority of New Heaven (HANH)

History of the project

NANH tore down and rebuilt two new buildings in its Farnum community, which is located near an area of New Haven that has experienced higher crime rates. The task was to create an opportunity to monitor hallways, elevators, trash chutes in addition to all exterior areas, including parking lots. One of the main requirements was to organize an access to the system not only for the HANH employees but also for the New Haven police department wanted so they will receive all the data on crime scenes.

Brief solution description

Within this project, 61 indoor and outdoor Bosch IP high-resolution, intelligent fixed dome security cameras were installed in two HANH buildings. The cameras provide clear images, including panoramic 360 views for the central areas and elevator banks on each floor of both buildings. All of the Bosch IP cameras installed include built-in video analytics as a standard, which provides intelligence and helps to improve overall security in both buildings.

The system based on SecurOS platform that also provides an opportunity of managing access control and analytics such as license plate recognition in parking lots. The ISS Enterprise framework can manage and monitor an unlimited number of cameras and devices, apply video analytics, and act as an integration platform for a variety of third-party systems. Built to handle enterprise level deployments, SecurOS Enterprise, comes with built-in Native Failure functionality, Microsoft Active Directory/LDAP integration, and has an extensive set of cybersecurity features that make it a reliable and secure video management platform.

Benefits

Public Housing properties can still be a hot spot for criminal activity in some communities, Public Housing Agencies such as NANH are investing in security technology and thus, improving the safety and security of their residents.

About NANH

The Housing Authority of New Haven (HANH) is a public housing agency in New Haven, Conn. that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs.

The Housing Authority’s developments and scattered sites provide affordable community living and quality of life services for more than 1,900 families comprising of low- and middle-income households, families with children, seniors, disabled, young couples starting out, people in career transition and those saving to buy a home of their own.