High-definition surveillance system allows emergency shelter to protect
VANCOUVER, Oct. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Avigilon (TSX: AVO), a leader in high-definition (HD) and megapixel video
surveillance solutions, today announced its donation of a full HD
surveillance system to Harbor House of Central Florida, an emergency
shelter and community organization for women, men, children and pets
who are victims of domestic abuse. Harbor House seeks to eliminate
domestic violence by providing safety, shelter, counseling, education,
advocacy and justice. The Avigilon installation will take place in
October coinciding with Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time set
aside to recognize the strength of survivors through events and
community gatherings across the nation.
"Given that many of our residents are escaping dangerous situations, we
are very grateful to receive this donation from Avigilon," said Carol
Wick, CEO at Harbor House. "The HD surveillance system will vastly
improve our security capabilities and increase the feelings of safety
and sanctuary at Harbor House. Avigilon's program is truly making an
impact on neighborhoods and organizations in need."
Since the 1970s, Harbor House has been highly regarded as one of the
most comprehensive domestic abuse programs in the state of Florida. The
organization has five main programs to support its mission including an
emergency shelter, children's services, community outreach, legal
advocacy services, and community and professional education. Due to the
nature of its programs and the survivors' need for protection, Harbor
House has made security a priority and will benefit from the safety
improvement that the installation will ensure.
"Harbor House is a fully supportive organization that offers a wide
range of programs to help improve the lives of those in need," said
Alexander Fernandes, president and CEO at Avigilon. "Their survivors
are escaping high-risk situations and we look forward to providing an
improved level of protection for the Harbor House property and its
residents with this donation."
The Harbor House donation was made through Give Back, Avigilon's new
corporate social responsibility program dedicated to assisting
charities safeguard people, property or the environment. As part of
this initiative, Avigilon will continue to provide surveillance systems
to charitable organizations that demonstrate financial need and offer
protection. Commercial Systems Group (CSG), a full line systems contractor offering design, installation and
service for all commercial systems, provided further support for the
donation with additional products and installation services. Donations
through the Give Back program are tailored to the specific needs of the
organization and the program is available in any country in which
Avigilon has an office.
To learn more about Harbor House please visit www.harborhousefl.com.
Avigilon (TSX:AVO) is defining the future of protection through
innovative high-definition surveillance solutions. Delivering the
world's best image quality, our industry-leading HD network video
management software and megapixel cameras are reinventing surveillance.
Information about Avigilon can be found at avigilon.com.
SOURCE: Avigilon Corporation
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Stephanie Von Zuben