Project Description

Agent Vi Revolutionizes Search through Stored Surveillance Video at North Hennepin Community College

“The query tools provided by Agent Vi’s video search solution have allowed us to slash our investigation times. In addition to the significant savings in resource hours, Agent Vi’s solution has helped to expose valuable information about events happening around campus, which were previously recorded but never viewed by anyone due to the lack of appropriate review tools.”

Director of Safety & Security, NHCC


North Hennepin Community College (NHCC) is located on a 97-acre campus in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA, and serves more than 15,000 students. With flexible evening and weekend scheduling, the security team must be alert around the clock. Therefore, NHCC sought an automated solution, to speed up the review of video captured by the surveillance system and more rapidly search stored footage containing campus incidents.


NHCC deployed Agent Vi’s video search solution integrated with fixed, dome and PTZ cameras from Axis Communications. All 60 cameras onsite are enabled with video analytics capabilities that allow rapid forensic search, investigation and business intelligence. The integration with Milestone XProtect Corporate enables video to be pulled from the video management system for forensic investigations. Video clips are easily exported as stand-alone files for passing on to law enforcement agencies.


Agent Vi’s video search capabilities have revolutionized NHCC’s forensic searches. Previously, security officers browsed through all the recorded video which was time-consuming. Now, the security officer defines parameters such as time, location, behavior and clothing color, and the video analytics solution undertakes a quick, automatic search which presents thumbnail results. A quick review of those search results allows the security officer to select the video segment associated with the incident.