Cal-State Long Beach Upgrades Surveillance Capabilities

California State University at Long Beach has engaged Leverage Information Systems to upgrade the surveillance capabilities at their campus.  CSULB has been a long-time partner with Leverage Information Systems, having deployed their municipal surveillance architecture throughout the campus.  This particular upgrade focused on the replacement of older cameras at the police facility as well as new cameras for the Psychology Building and the campus quad.  Leverage Information Systems’s Detect Software is well-suited for the campus environment providing real-time video performance which enhances the security of the students and staff on the campus.


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Ways In Which A Public Video Surveillance System Helps Law Enforcement And Keeps Citizens Safe

Needless to say, a public video surveillance system can provide invaluable security for businesses and communities. These systems are able to deter people with criminal intent as their crimes can be recorded and be viewed by law enforcement.


This will enable a municipality or business owner to view who has committed a crime. It might also be possible to capture license plate numbers or faces, which can many be invaluable during a criminal investigation.


For instance, a public video surveillance system will help in the monitoring of streets, federal buildings, and subway stations, among other locations. In fact, the police would use face recognition technology in order to facilitate the searching of known fugitives at certain events.



The use of a public video surveillance system has several advantages, which include the following.

  • Improvement of public safety
  • Reduction in crime rate
  • Help identify criminals
  • Provides evidence and gather clues
  • Improve convenience for everyday life


Moreover, a public video surveillance system improves the quality of life of the citizens to achieve the goal of peace and order in a municipality or city. This is, in fact, very beneficial because citizens want to feel confident about their safety whether they’re out in their community or inside their homes.



Leverage Detect is proud to offer its services nationwide and to the following counties and cities: Chino, Fontana, Hemet, Jurupa Valley, Loma Linda, Moreno Valley, Ontario, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, Rialto, Riverside, and San Bernardino

City of Covina Updates Surveillance Cameras at Civic Center Parking Garage

The City of Covina recently upgraded the surveillance capabilities at their Civic Center Parking Garage located in their downtown area.  Covina has partnered with Leverage Information Systems to provide their city-wide surveillance solution and this upgrade was a part of their ongoing deployment.  The multi-level structure included new cameras and wireless links that transmit video to monitoring stations located within the Police Department.  The upgrade was authorized by the city to enhance the security and safety of citizens that make use of this facility.covina

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Benefits to Utilizing Unified Video Surveillance

The application of unified video surveillance has been utilized in many areas in the public and private sectors of society. But there are those not aware that a unified video surveillance system has many benefits such as the following.

  • Preservation of the existing analog investment by the combination of analog cameras and DVRs with high definition IP cameras and NVRs.


Unified Video Surveillance

Many companies may have considered the replacement or supplement of existing analog-based products. But implementing a unified video surveillance system into an existing setup can be a perfect solution for them. This is because it can give them a single interface in viewing live images from both IP and analog cameras, as they manage live or recorded video from NVRs and DVRs. This can also give them added capability in managing other security applications, including access control, fire, and intrusion in just one unified system.

  • Expansion of the unified video surveillance operations in an easy and cost-effective manner as your needs improve.


The transition to a unified video management platform has several easy benefits. Such would include the integration of existing analog cameras, NVRs, and DVRs that would fit within your timeline and budget. This can also better leverage your company’s legacy equipment and get the most value in the centralization of your video surveillance operations. This will also improve video surveillance operations as you deploy IP cameras, video analytics, and automatic alerts, among other functionalities.

  • Benefit from the advanced features of IP video recorders and HD cameras in areas of interest in order to improve image quality as well as situational awareness.


Analog vs. IP-based Systems

It might be obvious to see the difference between analog systems and IP-based systems. This means that IP-based systems have higher pixel density and better picture quality. It is very beneficial to have a video surveillance system to see exactly what is happening at a particular place and time. However, traditional analog cameras are useful in the security world, which now compete with high resolution IP cameras.


The implementation of unified video surveillance can benefit store managers, who are responsible for chain stores. This is because they can monitor each store remotely for any suspicious behavior from just about anywhere through a network connection.


Both live and recorded videos will be available for viewing any time, which reduces the need for specialists for the monitoring of shoppers in each store. Unified video surveillance also enables rapid evaluation and recognition of crime or emergency so that the appropriate agencies can respond rapidly.


Store owners can also take the alarm from the pedestal and the camera will immediately send an image or clip anywhere through email. Thus, clear face shots of potential criminals for evaluation and redistribution to several other locations.


HD IP Cameras

In addition, a unified video surveillance system uses HD IP cameras to detect faces dynamically and increase the bit rate or the clarity surrounding these faces in real-time. In other words, it can operate at a network-friendly level, as it delivers crystal-clear facial images in an instant.


Overall, the implementation of a unified video surveillance system should also have several other advantages.

  • Lower cost of ownership
  • Flexibility and scalability
  • Higher security and resilience


Remote security done through a secure link should enable service teams to assess and review system performance from their own operating base.


Leverage Detect is proud to offer its services nationwide and to the following counties and cities: Chino, Fontana, Hemet, Jurupa Valley, Loma Linda, Moreno Valley, Ontario, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, Rialto, Riverside, and San Bernardino

Leverage Detect Unified Surveillance for Beaumont Unified School District


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Leverage Detect Unified Video Surveillance for Beaumont Unified School District


Riverside, California (US): In 2016, Beaumont Unified School District (BUSD) awarded a contract to Leverage to provide Overt Campus surveillance surrounding their High School, a Football Stadium, and the adjacent District Office. The solution utilizes ProActive Surveillance methodology to capture critical entrance and exit locations via multiple Fixed and PTZ cameras, as well as outbound audio messages to address nuisance behavior.


Part of the solution includes strategically-deployed cameras which utilize high performance analytics to capture intrusions over a large area. A highly secure wireless network was deployed to support the transmission of video to a centrally located Network Video Recorder. Detect Video Management Software (VMS) is used to view live video, and manage recordings and video incidents created for long-term retention.


In late 2017, BUSD and Beaumont Police Department entered into an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) which permits BPD to view all BUSD within their Detect VMS. This integration and sharing of resources is noted as one of the 1st of its kind in the Southern CA region.


In 2018, BUSD awarded Leverage an additional contract to expand this solution throughout its 11 campuses including several Elementary and Middle Schools, along with an Adult School.  The system will be fully operational in the 3rd Quarter of 2018. All surveillance cameras will be viewable by both District and Law Enforcement personnel. Leaders from both BUSD and BPD are excited to utilize this capability to help keep all BUSD school campuses safe for all students, faculty, and family.



About Leverage Detect: Leverage Information Systems, Inc. designs and delivers networking solutions for commercial and government sectors. It offers data center, cloud, voice and video, network infrastructure, wireless, RFID asset tracking, unified video surveillance, Web collaboration and conferencing, virtualization, INFOSEC service, IT security, and IP surveillance solutions. Leverage Detect serves education, finance, the federal government, gaming/casino, healthcare, hospitality, enterprise, state and local government, public safety/first responder, security, intelligence, defense, science, mid-markets, and utilities. It provides its solutions through distributors. Leverage Information Systems, Inc. was formerly known as Federal Network Services, Inc. and changed its name to Leverage Information Systems, Inc. in March 2007. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Woodinville, Washington and services all surveillance solutions in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange and San Diego Counties.


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How Surveillance Works Best And What Automated Camera Response Brings To The Table

Surveillance networks are advantageous in many home, office, business, or public settings. With the invention of automated camera response from Leverage Detect, surveillance systems have gotten much better as well. If you are using a surveillance camera system, you are likely using a digital video recorder (DVR) as well.


This is because a DVR system can store recorded security footage using software, storage units, and computers incorporated into a single unit. DVRs are capable of accepting video feeds and convert them into digital outputs. In fact, they can store footage for hours, with the use of motion detection to begin the recording.


Multiple Locations

However, traditional video recording devices might not be enough to cater to the needs of multiple locations. In fact, it can be very tedious to patch together incidents that can be done only via a single detection system.


The use of automated camera response setup for surveillance systems has been proven to give more benefits than the regular surveillance systems. This is because a specific device is needed for detection and response for a surveillance system.


Detection and response devices would be used or if they are provided by the surveillance system that you purchased. This includes peer-to-peer surveillance architecture, which would use one or more defined geo-spaces.


Traditional Surveillance Systems

In comparison to ordinary video surveillance systems, Leverage Detect’s automated camera response systems use an advanced monitoring setup as it utilizes more than one defined geo-space. So if an event occurs in a particular location, a predefined response will then be provided.


When a predefined response is applied, it may automatically target one or more cameras to areas relevant to that particular geo-location. It will also present one or more predefined views as optimized to view the event.


In addition, an automated camera response will be able to provide one or more default responses, whenever an event will happen within the specified geo-location.


Essentially if an organization has an onsite security force to provide security monitoring, then a camera system can be utilized in order to enhance their capabilities. So, only one security offer can sit inside a control room to monitor the activities of the whole facility using the video system. They can also take advantage of other systems such as motion detection and access control systems, which can really improve what a single surveillance crew can see.


Automated Camera Response

If your business has several locations, then you need to have an idea of what is going on in a particular branch. With automated camera response all you have to do is monitor it from a single location.


With this system you can monitor activities in multiple locations with ease. Moreover, it can help in providing necessary information to the responsible agencies. So, if there might be a case of theft or burglary, it can tap the local police force to take action on an ongoing activity. Likewise, if it is a case of emergencies, it could respond by informing local authorities about an ongoing emergency situation in the area.


Leverage Detect is proud to offer its services nationwide and to the following counties and cities: Chino, Fontana, Hemet, Jurupa Valley, Loma Linda, Moreno Valley, Ontario, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, Rialto, Riverside, and San Bernardino