The New Bedford Housing Authority (NBHA) in Massachusetts has selected Avigilon video security solutions to help improve safety and reduce crime within its community.

With close to 1,750 federal public housing units and 748 state aided units, the NBHA services over 6,000 individuals by providing safe, well-maintained and affordable housing units. New Bedford has faced challenges related to crime, which prompted the NBHA to seek out a security system that delivers actionable results to increase public safety throughout its community. 

The NBHA has deployed a complete Avigilon solution to monitor 13 of its properties throughout the city. The system includes more than 125 Avigilon cameras and Avigilon Appearance Search technology, which is powered by AI to help enable security officers to quickly sort through hours of video with ease to locate a specific person or vehicle of interest across an entire site or multiple sites that are connected to the same Avigilon Control Center client software.

“Our goal is to provide a safe environment for our residents and deploying an Avigilon system has allowed us to monitor critical areas more efficiently and respond more quickly,” said Steven Beauregard, executive director of NBHA. “So far, the results are tangible as we’ve made great strides in improving the safety and security of our communities.”

Ryan Nolan, senior vice president, Commercial Operations of Avigilon, added, “The NBHA is taking significant action to proactively address crime and other security concerns to help protect what matters most: its residents. By using our AI-powered video security solutions they are able to increase the effectiveness of their security system and provide a new level of public safety.”