Sun West School Division sits at the heart of Saskatchewan, Canada and provides education to over 4,500 students from kindergarten to grade 12. The district covers approximately 25,600 square kilometers and has over 800 staff members committed to providing students with a safe, respectful, and personalized learning environment.
When Michael Zummack, Manager of Facilities and Information Technology, joined Sun West four years ago, he inherited a legacy system consisting of older cameras connected to a newer video management software (VMS) platform. Despite having a multiplex of features, the VMS solution lacked the ease of use, cost predictability, and—most importantly—the ability to meet his standards for data protection.
“Our district goes to great lengths to ensure that an individual’s right to privacy is enforced and maintained. All faces are blurred to mask identity, we limit footage access to only authorized individuals, and any disclosure of video data is justified and documented. We needed a solution that: a) is secure by default, b) we can trust not to sell data to third parties, and c) can support having data stored in Canada.”