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FLEET MANAGEMENT CASE STUDY

Littlefield ISD

PROJECT INFORMATION

Littlefield ISD wanted to upgrade its older Fortress Mobile surveillance equipment to be more modernized and take advantage of newer technology and features. Mainly they wanted to get away from their older DVRs that used SD cards for recordings. They approached Fortress Mobile and other vendors to assess the technologies available before finally making a decision. They decided on Fortress due to a positive history with our equipment and the customer service they received for over 9 years before the upgrade.

Location

Littlefield, TX

Duration

2010 – Present

Upgraded

2019

Fleet size

22 buses

SOLUTION HIGHLIGHTS

30 FPS Full Motion Video Recording • Simultaneous Playback Viewing from 4 installed cameras • Route Tracking, Location Recording, and Synchronizing of events • Vehicle ID, Date & Time stamped recording establishing chain of custody • Assigned user access levels • Automatic download of marked event files • Real-Time Health Monitoring of DVR Equipment • Real-Time Viewing of Vehicles over Wi-Fi

BACKGROUND

Littlefield ISD serves Littlefield, Texas, and is located on Highway 84 and 385. Littlefield ISD serves pre-K through grade 12 with a total enrollment of 1,355. Their attendance rate exceeds 96%.

The Littlefield Independent School District realizes that those students entering their schools today will graduate and live in the 21st century. Their needs will be dictated by a rapidly changing society. Their responsibility, combined with the efforts of parents and community members, is to prepare these students to not only live but prosper in this rapidly changing world. Today's decisions will significantly affect the quality, efficiency, and reliability of the education delivered to students.

INITIAL CHALLENGES

Littlefield ISD needed to upgrade their older Fortress surveillance system with one that was more in tune with modern technology. They still needed to remove and replace SD cards with limited storage capacity and needed to get into a system where they didn't have to change cards on a near-daily basis. They also wanted to have more features and a robust system consistent with the technology at the time. They wanted to stay with Fortress Mobile but also wanted to check with other vendors to see all available features on the market.

SYSTEM SET UP

  • A4D DVRs
  • Analog & IP Cameras
  • SureBus™ (Live Video)
  • Auto Download

Littlefield ISD has 22 buses equipped with A4D DVRs. Fortress HD Analog cameras are used for surveillance and live video inside the cabin of the school buses. They employ 4 cameras per bus. This setup for Littlefield also includes Fortress SureBus™ software capabilities. Managers can view live streaming videos and mark videos right from any smartphone or computer. Additionally, with the Auto-Download feature, instantly retrieve and download any video needed.

Littlefield Close Up

“We have been with Fortress for over 10 years, and value their product and customer service.”

Transportation Manager, Littlefield ISD

SOLUTION RESULTS

As a result of this all-in-one solution, the school district does not have to pull the hard drive as often, can get HD quality video clips within minutes of an incident, and have real-time access to the buses' interiors. Managers can handle onboard incidents in real-time.

Fewer student behavior occurrences have been reported, and when there is, they can be corrected and addressed immediately due to live-video streaming.

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