Free Webinar: Passive vs. Active Video Surveillance at Yale University

Thu, Mar 26 2020

Yale University is a private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Conn. Founded in 1701, it is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,964 with a campus size of 373 acres. The Yale Police Department has primary responsibility for patrolling the Yale campus and in a supportive role to the New Haven Police Department as an extended patrol area. The historic Yale Bowl, with its Class of 1954 Field, is one of the true treasures in American sports. The famous Bowl has been a college football landmark, hosting NFL games, international soccer, lacrosse, tennis, concerts, TV advertisements, movies and the 1995 Special Olympic World Games.

This webinar will cover the design phase of the Yale Police Department’s existing radar layout at the Yale Bowl and the security challenges it has presented. It will also discuss the need to keep the historical nature of the Yale Bowl building in mind while designing a new surveillance system. In addition, the webinar will cover how the Yale public safety team is using the new surveillance system to identify a suspect to decide, in real time, whether or not to dispatch additional resources.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify when to use ground based radar with video identification.
  • Explain how to integrate two systems into one cohesive unit.
  • Discuss how to respect the historic nature of a building while still protecting it.
  • Summarize best practices when creating an active surveillance system.

Register today for this free webinar!

DATE: Thursday, March 26, 2020
TIME: 2:00PM ET - 1:00PM CT - 11:00AM PT



Michael Cruz
Physical Security Systems Manager
Yale University Department of Public Safety

Michael Cruz has been in the security industry since 2006 where he began his security career with ADT in Central New jersey. Starting as an apprentice technician he matriculated through the ranks and held the position of Systems Design Engineer before he left the commercial security integration industry. His most current role finds him working as a project manager for Yale University’s Public Safety Systems and Services team. This role has him designing and managing the deployment of Yale University’s electronic and physical security systems. Michael interacts with the varied departments across the university as well as the contracted integrators to ensure the high security standards are maintained and consistent.