After qualifying for an annual security grant from the federal government, administrators at this public campus decided to enhance the security at all six of their college dormitories.
Having a mix of dormitories both on and off campus presented a challenge. Administrators wanted a method for each student to call a central security office directly from their dorm room. For those students who lived in the buildings off campus, distance could hinder their ability to reach the same security office. They needed a system that could go long distances but would still provide a reliable means for all students to call for help or assistance from any one of the college's dorm buildings where they resided.
Staff also wanted the same system to provide video entry security so students could see and speak with visitors before letting them inside.
To accommodate the varied locations and distances of each dorm building, administrators opted for an IP multi-tenant video intercom.
Each dorm room had an interior tenant station, which gave student residents a safe and easy way to call the security office in case of an emergency. Security staff had a dedicated guard station where they could answer calls and assist accordingly.