NORTH CANTON, Ohio, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Supporting an enterprise initiative to strengthen security for Washington Trust Bank, Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) is implementing advanced video technology across the bank's network. Diebold is replacing legacy digital video recorders (DVRs) with next generation IP technology that supports high-definition Internet Protocol (IP) cameras. When the next generation IP video enhancement project is complete, Washington Trust Bank's entire branch network will boast a higher, uniform security standard.
Founded in 1902, Washington Trust Bank is the oldest and largest privately held commercial bank in the Northwest. The Spokane, Wash.-based institution operates 43 financial centers and offices in Washington, Idaho and Oregon. With its recent video system upgrades, the bank is reinforcing its commitment to security.
The electronic security solutions that Diebold is implementing are integral to Washington Trust Bank's ability to promptly verify and resolve security events. The bank will be able to view events in real time with more clarity than before to more accurately assess events, identify perpetrators and dispatch authorities. In addition, the bank will be able to realize faster responses to events, which reduce security risks and improve the effectiveness of investigations.
Diebold completed DVR and IP camera enhancement projects at 15 Washington Trust Bank branches in 2013 and is managing similar technology projects at 21 branches this year. In addition, Diebold has implemented advanced video solutions at the bank's newer and recently remodeled branch locations.
"Leveraging advanced video solutions to capture activities at its branches is elevating the role and levels of security for Washington Trust Bank," said Tony Byerly, executive vice president, electronic security, Diebold. "Enhancing video security across its footprint demonstrates the bank's unwavering commitment to protecting its customers, people and assets."
About Washington Trust Bank
A wholly owned subsidiary of W.T.B. Financial Corporation, Washington Trust Bank is the largest independently owned full-service commercial bank in the Northwest. Serving the region since 1902, the bank currently operates 44 branches and offices in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. For more information, visit www.watrust.com.
Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) is a global leader in providing innovative self-service technology, security systems and related services. Diebold has approximately 16,000 employees worldwide and is headquartered near Canton, Ohio, USA. Visit Diebold at www.diebold.com or on Twitter: http://twitter.com/DieboldInc.
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