HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 5, 2015 – Capt. Lindy Johnson of the Security Department at High Point University presented on the use of body-worn cameras in campus security efforts during a session at the ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits on Sept. 30 in Anaheim, California.
Johnson, who serves as technology and communications manager for campus security, joined with Sergeant Matthew Ziemba, Anaheim Police Department Major Incident Review, and James Hillary, regional sales manager for VIEVU, to discuss recent developments in the use of body-worn cameras and considerations for implementation.
Her part of the presentation also detailed HPU’s four-year evaluation to select the right camera for use on campus and ways to use the body-worn cameras for both enforcement as well as customer service and training.
“HPU’s comprehensive security program employs more than 85 team members, who are vetted and trained to promote safety, but also to provide service to the community and support the university’s caring environment,” Johnson says. “This was an opportunity to share HPU’s approach with security professionals from all over the world.”
Body-worn cameras are just one of many technologies HPU’s Security Department employs for the protection and safety of the campus community. Efforts also include intrusion detection systems, license plate recognition, video analytics, automated vehicle gates and gate arms, GPS for officer and fleet tracking, 24-hour redundant dispatch centers, a mobile security app for students and faculty, and other systems in addition to the teams of security officers.
HPU is ranked 12th in the nation in the education category out of 500 security programs reviewed by Security Magazine. The Security Department has also been highlighted in the Campus Law Enforcement Journal and The Safewise Report.
ASIS International is the largest organization of security management professionals worldwide. More than 20,000 operational and cyber security professionals attended the annual conference Sept. 28 through Oct. 1.