Irvine Valley College


Irvine Valley College is a community college that serves over 15,000 students each year located in California south of Los Angeles.

Open campuses attract pedestrian traffic and vehicle traffic from off-campus, making it difficult to set up and control anything close to a secure perimeter. This opportunity often turns criminal and is exploited with car break-ins, hit and runs, bicycle theft, and personal assault. Video security is a powerful tool and one the IVC Police Department used, however many of the trouble spots are outdoors in secluded areas. Parking lots being a specific trouble spot and one that most often had zero fiber or cable connectivity.

Running new fiber was still very expensive and not in the budget. The school, specifically the campus police, were searching for a way to expand the video security network, do it quickly, and do it at a cost they could afford.

After careful consideration of the performance requirements (high capacity, low latency) the school deployed a 60GHz mmWave wireless network by Siklu. The 60GHz band was chosen partly to ensure no interference issues common with 5GHz outdoor networks, as well as providing a multi-gigabit network that could handle the future expansion of cameras and/or applications.


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