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Centralised surveillance in Israel hospital: Dahua's role in reducing cross-infection
Centralised surveillance in Israel hospital: Dahua's role in reducing cross-infection

Overview: Due to the pandemic and Delta cases in Israel, the first hospital in Israel for treating coronavirus patients was established. The hospital needed to offer more beds and create more special wards for the infected patients. The head of the hospital requested for an advanced system that could monitor patients on-site or remotely to protect the doctors and nurses from cross-infection in the hospital. Non-contact communication Challenges: Lack of devices for contactless communication: The hospital did not have enough equipment to realise non-contact communication between staff and patients, which could have increased the risk of cross infection. Insufficient remote surveillance: The hospital needed to build larger wards for infected patients, which a 24/7 monitoring system must cover. Installing the right cameras for such a large space could be very challenging. Video intercom solution Highlights: Video intercom solution: The patient’s bed is equipped with Dahua's VTO. Once an emergency occurs, the patient can directly call the VTS management device at the nurse’s station through the VTO. At the same time, through the real-time preview function of VTO, the staff in the nurse station can remotely monitor the patient's condition and communicate with the patient in real-time to provide necessary care. Monitoring & management system: Through Dahua's DSS management platform, the entire CCTV monitoring system and video intercom system in the hospital can be unified and managed. For the hospital managers, it not only improves the efficiency of monitoring and management, but also provides additional security for hospital workers to a great extent! Professional CCTV devices Significance: Dahua provided the hospital with video intercom products and Dahua professional CCTV devices that greatly helped them prevent direct contact with patients to reduce cross-infection inside their premises. With the help of Dahua’s solution, the hospital was able to centralise all their surveillance systems for easy management.

Konica Minolta provides hospital with better notifications for visible weapons
Konica Minolta provides hospital with better notifications for visible weapons

A local neighbourhood hospital, unfortunately, plagued by significant gang violence, recognised the inadequacy of its current security system. Committed to serving the community, the hospital staff also sought protection from potential aggression that patients may bring in, their friends or family members. Upgrading surveillance With territorial disputes, robberies, carjackings, and displays of force occurring daily, the hospital urgently needed to upgrade its surveillance and enhance its alert/notification process to safeguard both patients and visitors. The possibility of a visitor instigating a dispute within the hospital's premises is of particular concern. Hospital's challenges Given the occurrence of visitors illegally carrying firearms, it was crucial to have better oversight ​The Director of Security recognised the need to update the existing surveillance systems for improved detection capabilities, particularly in camera analytics. The goal was to enhance the monitoring of individuals entering the hospital premises around the clock. Given the occurrence of visitors illegally carrying firearms, it was crucial to have better oversight when a concealed weapon became visible, especially in common areas, external parking lots, and garages, as well as the emergency room.  Need to update detection “You might ask yourself, who would want to have a gunfight in a hospital? We are where people heal,” ​said the Director of Security. After an active shooter incident occurred in which a gun was produced to threaten a patient, the security team quickly realised there was no way to keep the staff out of harm’s way unless his security team could quickly minimise or mitigate the problem.  Solution By layering in the AI app, they would have access to important data on firearms entering the facility Since the hospital was already a Konica Minolta customer, during a review meeting the Video Solution Services Executive (VSSE) took the opportunity to introduce the REACT platform and its suite of modules, specifically Visible Weapon Detection (VWD). This artificial intelligence (AI)-driven detection solution would enable the hospital to use its existing cameras and video management system (VMS). By layering in the AI app, they would have access to important data on firearms entering the facility. The software would also integrate with facility alarms and door lock-downs. Visible Weapon Detection (VWD) Additionally, the hospital determined that entry points were not the only places they should utilise VWD, there were also some key floors where they previously experienced some scares with violent behavior and gun threats.  “We see a lot of gunshot wounds in the ER, and sometimes the altercations are not finished in the street with aggression continuing in our hospital," Director of Security. Real-time alerts via Cloud VMS VSSE recommended additional cameras for the perimeter and parking lots to ensure there were no security gaps "While we cannot stop an armed person without law enforcement, we can better notify staff and enable them to take shelter versus walking right into a situation,”​ Director of Security. The VSSE also recommended additional cameras for the perimeter and parking lots to ensure there were no security gaps. The Director of Security wanted alerts on mobile devices so the team suggested a Cloud VMS to enable the alerts on any type of device.  Outcome The hospital adopted the proposed program with the REACT-VWD, Cloud VMS, and additional cameras. Through one of their regular hospital security drills, the Director of Security could more easily locate the armed unauthorised visitor and implement a quick action protocol for the facility.  Detection capabilities and automated notifications The hospital purchased 20 MOVE micro dome cameras and 10 PTZ MOVE cameras “With these upgrades, our security platform is better equipped to address possible active shooters. Our staff knows we cannot put cameras in every patient room, but these new cameras and the VWD software will give us more detection capabilities to at the very least provide notifications,” Director of Security. The hospital purchased 20 MOVE micro dome cameras and 10 PTZ MOVE cameras. The Director of Security felt confident his security team was equipped with better capabilities and automated notifications for events that occur. REACT, visible weapon detection This solution applies nationwide to organisations that want better oversight of their facilities, are interested in REACT, visible weapon detection, utilisation detection apps, and have clear, high-resolution video documentation for insurance or legal purposes. The story is simple, Konica Minolta can help to provide security via its Mobotix cameras, its camera apps, and REACT offerings.

Cloud security allows for a scalable system and increased safety for a college
Cloud security allows for a scalable system and increased safety for a college

Central Community College in Nebraska has multiple campuses and educational centres to serve approximately 90 different communities. CCC’s outdated lock-and-key system and access control technology weren’t meeting their security needs. On one campus alone there are 26 buildings with access control needs for students, staff, and vendors. The security team had to provide targeted scheduled access control for about 15 different user groups. Support and service “From past experience, we know that great technical support, customer service, and quick turnaround time are important," Ed Long, Physical Plant Director, Central Community, brivo.com.  "We’re completely satisfied with Brivo, as it can scale to whatever and wherever we need. The learning curve was short and sweet.” Results The Brivo system allows CCC to continue to scale its access control across facilities. The system allows for creating and managing hundreds of groups with different access privileges. Dorms are locked 24/7 with controlled access to provide a high level of security for students. An extra measure of security is provided with limited-access holiday scheduling. The team can provide controlled access for vendors to come and go from different buildings. The system provides the confidence that CCC has an effective emergency plan in place.

Dahua DeepHub Smart Interactive Whiteboard empowers learning at ISR International School on the Rhine
Dahua DeepHub Smart Interactive Whiteboard empowers learning at ISR International School on the Rhine

In Neuss, Düsseldorf, and Meerbusch, ISR (International School on the Rhine) offers an excellent international education from kindergarten to grade 12. The teachers at ISR prepare students for the world's most prestigious universities, placing great emphasis not only on academic excellence but also on positive character development and the teaching of values. Since 2022, ISR has also been using the DeepHub whiteboard for this purpose.  Test phase from 2022  "The modernisation of classrooms and the additional digitalisation of teaching methods are important concerns for us," explains Peter Soliman, Managing Partner of ISR. “Dahua's DeepHub whiteboard offers us versatile functionalities and the perfect solution for our needs.” Mohammed Aloof, Head of IT at ISR, adds, "We have already deployed the DeepHub whiteboards in some classrooms since 2022. The feedback we have received from teachers and our students has been extremely positive. Therefore, we have decided to install a more modern whiteboard in every classroom for even better learning conditions.”  Improved visibility and interaction  Students can read the text on the screen very well from all angles of the classroom The new whiteboards have significantly improved the visibility of the learning content. Students can read the text on the screen very well from all angles of the classroom. Due to the optimised brightness of the screen, classrooms no longer need to be darkened.  "Being able to add handwritten information to documents on the whiteboard adds a lot of value for me," adds Bianca McLeod, a teacher at ISR and head of secondary education. Whiteboard function "The sensitivity here is just right. For example, I can also call up pre-made geometric shapes and use them for lessons. The whiteboard function allows me to save the pages afterward and call them up again at any time. The students can save the learning content by scanning a QR code." "Our teachers can also upload and use extensive materials and teaching aids on DeepHub, which is very practical and accommodates an increasingly paperless and thus environmentally friendly aspiration at ISR."  DeepHub This two-way sharing system between DeepHub and the students' tablets is particularly practical Classroom interaction is also further encouraged with the DeepHub. For example, teachers encourage students to participate directly via the whiteboard and answer the quiz displayed on the DeepHub screen. This two-way sharing system between DeepHub and the students' tablets is particularly practical and allows for innovative and interactive teaching.  More engaged and proactive "After almost a year of experience with DeepHub, I have noticed a positive change in my teaching," Ms McLeod points out. "The students have become more engaged and even more proactive. We are convinced that further upgrading of the screens will bring even more benefits!"  Administration work is simplified  The head of the IT department at ISR, Mr. Aloof, is also satisfied, "The Dahua DeepHub makes administration very easy." "A highly modern DeepHub device now replaces the old equipment, projector, speakers, microphone, countless cables, and much more. It makes the management work much easier."  Clever all-in-one solution  4K 3840×2160 touch UHD display with a screen diagonal of 65 to 98 inches and a 178° viewing angle The DeepHub whiteboard ensures excellent presentation experiences and creative ideation by allowing participants to fully concentrate on the task at hand without having to worry about technical aspects. In doing so, its 4K 3840×2160 touch UHD display with a screen diagonal of 65 to 98 inches and a 178° viewing angle, combined with anti-glare technology, ensures a clear, more legible display, sharp images, and vivid colours.  One-touch projection One-touch projection from up to four terminals via the USB wireless screen sharing dongle or eshare software simplifies collaborative presentations. In training situations and the classroom, knowledge can be conveyed intuitively and with fun in this way.  At the same time, as part of a quality control process, other teachers, as well as academic coordinators, have the opportunity to participate in lessons from any location with internet access, even if they are not on-site, due to the interactive features.​ High-quality, interactive touchscreen  The integrated camera (up to 5MP) and up to eight microphones enable powerful video conferencing The touch-active screen supports an optimal writing experience: Smooth writing works virtually in real-time with less than ten ms latency. Responses to touch and support for simultaneous writing vary depending on the application. The integrated camera (up to 5MP) and up to eight microphones enable powerful video conferencing. Due to its high audio and video quality, the Dahua interactive whiteboard is also suitable for seminars, business negotiations, and training.  Compatibility  Of course, comprehensive compatibility is also taken care of: the pre-installed Android and an optional Windows operating system enable the use of a wide range of productivity tools. This makes perfect sense, as dual operating systems offer a wide range of apps and software. The device is also compatible with popular third-party video conferencing software. Its competitive price and a three-year warranty ensure a high return on investment. In addition, the integrated Android as well as an optional Windows operating system ensure full compatibility with numerous teaching and learning programmes.  Conclusion "ISR has many Dahua products in use. In the past, our security system, but now state-of-the-art interactive whiteboard technology in all classrooms. We are grateful for the support from a global pioneer in technology and IoT solutions," explains Peter Soliman. He concluded, "I am convinced that the new technology will add great value to ISR's students."