Avigilon Helps the University of Tennessee Optimize Campus Security

Leading university secures full campus and deters crime with Avigilon's end-to-end security solution

VANCOUVER, Aug. 25, 2015 /CNW/ - Avigilon Corporation ("Avigilon") (TSX:AVO), a leading global provider of end-to-end security solutions, today announced that the University of Tennessee (UT) has deployed the Avigilon end-to-end solution to safeguard its students, employees and guests, as well as to enhance security across its campus.

One of the oldest public universities in the United States, UT is located adjacent to downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. It has more than 27,500 graduate and undergraduate students with an expansive campus that spans 550 acres. UT has 230 buildings, including Neyland Stadium, which is one of the largest college football stadiums in the United States and is home to the Tennessee Volunteers (Vols). The Avigilon solution helps law enforcement and security personnel manage situations by providing high definition video in real time.

"The University of Tennessee is committed to keeping its campus as safe as possible and the Avigilon solution is an important part of our day-to-day security procedures and our emergency management plan," said Brian Browning, UT's Director of Administrative and Support Services. "We invest in only the best technology across campus. With the new school year underway and the Vols' first game around the corner, we look forward to the enhanced security this solution provides."

On football game days, the University of Tennessee hosts up to 130,000 fans on campus.  Game day festivities include the Vol Walk, a tradition that allows fans to welcome coaches and players as they enter the stadium. Throughout each game, law enforcement personnel can monitor activities and provide the logistical security needed to host large crowds. Security personnel also monitor the interior and exterior of the stadium before, during and after each game. 

"Campus safety and security is critically important today, particularly for large universities responsible for thousands of students and faculty each day," said Avigilon's Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Bryan Schmode. "The University of Tennessee's innovative practices and technology make them a leader in the security space. We are proud that the university is one of Avigilon's largest university partners."

Avigilon and the University of Tennessee collaborated on a video case study highlighting the Avigilon solution and its successful installation at the campus. You can download the case study for viewing here.

About Avigilon
Avigilon Corporation is defining the future of protection through innovative end-to-end security solutions. Avigilon's industry-leading HD network video management software, megapixel cameras, access control and video analytics products are reinventing the security market. Information about Avigilon can be found at www.avigilon.com.

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Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this news release, including all statements that are not historical facts, contain and constitute forward-looking information or forward-looking statements as defined under applicable securities laws (collectively, "forward-looking statements"). Forward-looking statements normally include words like 'believe', 'expect', 'anticipate', 'plan', 'intend', 'continue', 'estimate', 'may', 'will', 'should', 'ongoing' and similar expressions, and herein include, without limitation, statements (express or implied) respecting Avigilon's mission, strategies and objectives and UT's deployment of Avigilon's solutions. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, actions or developments and are based on management's expectations and assumptions regarding historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors that management believes are appropriate in the circumstances. Management has based the forward-looking statements herein on estimates and assumptions that it believes are reasonable at the current time, including without limitation, assumptions that Avigilon will be able to successfully execute its mission, strategies and objectives, that Avigilon's solutions will continue to suit UT's security needs and that UT will continue to deploy Avigilon's solutions. Actual results could, however, be substantially different due to the risks and uncertainties associated with and inherent to Avigilon's business, as more particularly described in the "Risk Factors" section of Avigilon's Annual Information Form dated March 3, 2015, which is available under Avigilon's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Additional risks and uncertainties applicable to the forward looking statements set out herein include, but are not limited to, UT electing to no longer deploy Avigilon's solutions for any reason. Although Avigilon has attempted to identify factors that may cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those disclosed in the forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, predicted, estimated or intended. Also, many of the factors are beyond the control of Avigilon. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Avigilon undertakes no obligation to reissue or update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information or events after the date hereof except as may be required by law. All forward-looking statements contained herein are qualified by this cautionary statement.

SOURCE Avigilon Corporation

For further information: Investor relations: Dennis Fong, Avigilon Corporation, T: (604) 629-5182, Ext 2515, dennis.fong@avigilon.com


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