Hikvision Helps Protect Families with Critically Ill Children (See Video)

Hikvision USA, working with Screenwave Solutions has provided a new security system for the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Northern Nevada.

No child should be alone when they’re at the hospital.

Ronald McDonald House Charities® Northern Nevada keeps families close when it matters most: during their child’s illness, accident, or premature birth.

Our donors and volunteers provide the gift of togetherness, offering a home-away-from-home for families who need to be together during challenging times.Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Nevada logo

The Reno Ronald McDonald House is located in Reno, Nevada, and lodges those families living more than 30 miles away with a child receiving treatment at an area hospital.

We ease the emotional and financial strain families experience when their children face health complications through five programs: the Reno Ronald McDonald House®, the Ronald McDonald Family Room®, the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® and the Travel-for-Treatment program.

(The Rhoads boys, Seth and Shane, take us for a tour of the Reno Ronald McDonald House (get ready for the best introduction of a gumball playhouse you’ve ever seen!). The Reno Ronald McDonald House keeps families close while their children are in the hospital. Courtesy of RMHCNorthernNevada and YouTube)

To learn more about the Reno Ronald McDonald House, or to make a donation, please visit http://www.rmhc-reno.org/

“We were glad to help,” said Art Verling lead integrator for Screenwave Solutions.

“But, without Hikvision’s support, Screenwave Services could not have completed this project. The RMHC staff was super impressed by the clarity of image. Once they saw it, they were knocked over. Everything is just way better than the previous system.”

Founded 12 years ago, Screenwave is based in Sparks, NV, and specializes in video surveillance, computer network support, and telephone systems. Distributor ADI introduced Verling to Hikvision three years ago, and since then, he has been installing Hikvision products exclusively.

Marty Ozer, executive director for the Reno Ronald McDonald House
Marty Ozer, executive director for the Reno Ronald McDonald House

With the new security system, 15 Hikvision 4 MP WDR Dome Network cameras render high-caliber video night and day. Featuring an IR range of up to 100 feet, 4-megapixel sensors and full HD 1080p resolution at the monitor, the cameras also come with smart features, alarm control, and IK10 protection.

Marty Ozer, executive director for the Reno Ronald McDonald House said the facility “never had this kind of capability before with the older surveillance system. The video quality is great.”

Installed to cover outdoor areas, the single TurboHD 1080p Analog IR PTZ Dome Camera boosts the overall security setup. With this PTZ dome, Verling programmed a regular patrol of the parking lot and playground.

The previous outdoor camera rendered a display where viewers could just barely make out the color of a car on the screen.

Now, the video from Hikvision’s signature TurboHD PTZ dome is so sharp the security staff can zoom in, and clearly read, license plates even across the street from the house. If an incident occurs, the house is well equipped to identify suspected vehicles.

Alex Asnovich, director of marketing for Hikvision USA
Alex Asnovich, director of marketing for Hikvision USA

Lastly, a single 8 TB TurboHD Tribrid DVR connects all 16 cameras. This “Tribrid” model has inputs for HD-TVI, analog, and IP cameras. If swapping out cameras becomes necessary, the DVR won’t miss a beat in the process, as the connectivity stands ready to go.

These DVRs also provide a powerful custom video tagging feature so video can be easily referenced and called back when needed.

Since played-back footage is a crucial function in case of an event, video tagging is a cardinal feature.

“At Hikvision, we do not just sell products—we strive to build relationships and deliver solutions,” said Alex Asnovich, director of marketing for Hikvision USA.

Hikvision“This project was a great opportunity to expand our partnership with Screenwave Solutions and to support the incredibly important services that Ronald McDonald House Charities provides to families who are caring for their critically ill children.”

Hikvision will exhibit its enterprise-level security solutions at ISC West, Booth 18037, in Las Vegas, April 5-7, 2017.