Curtin University is the largest university in Western Australia, with over 47,000 students and 3,500 staff across 8 campuses in Australia and 2 internationally.
The university has an on-going commitment to enhance safety for students, staff and visitors. Curtin has made a significant investment in upgrading the critical components of its security infrastructure at its main Bentley campus. As part of this upgrade, iCetana’s system was installed in Curtin’s 24x7 security operations facility.
A key challenge of the upgrade was to ensure Curtin’s security infrastructure would provide for pro-active real-time event detection capability. Curtin’s Properties, Facilities and Development team needed an innovative technology that would enhance their investment in the surveillance infrastructure upgrade.
The iCetana system is now operational within Curtin’s central 24x7 security operations facility. The alerts generated by the system are displayed on a dedicated 42” LCD panel. When an incident is detected it captures the immediate attention of the security operator. iCetana has assisted in improving the level of engagement by the security monitoring team.
The system not only integrates with Curtin's CCTV network and building access control systems, but also enhances the operational workflow of their security team. The system has proven its utility since being installed by automatically detecting and highlighting incidents in real-time even on cameras that were not being viewed by the operator at that time. Once alerted the operator can then engage with the specific camera and respond proactively if required.