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Educational Institutions

Our CCTV remote Monitoring services assists educational institutions in preventing events that affect the physical safety of its teaching and non teaching staff, students, and

visitors. It can be effectively utilized to monitor the intrusion of unwanted elements to the campus premises, thus eliminating the chances of criminal activities that affect the smooth functioning of the educational institution.

CCTV in Education Institutions

Security, loss prevention and student ⁄ teacher personal safety are an increasing priority for Principals or school, college administrators. There has also been a general decline in respect for public assets over the last 30 years or so. Where once it may have been the norm to allow visitors onto school, college and university grounds, this now poses a potential threat for students, teachers and material assets.

The use of CCTV in educational institutions can be broken down into two broad categories.

Personal safety of students, teachers and other stakeholders.
♦ Protection of building Infrastructure assets and learning tools i.e. computer equipment.

Specifically, issues such as graffiti, vandalism, anti-social behavior and unwanted visitors need to be addressed by all education establishments. With the ever-increasing cost of new technologies in schools, the risk of burglary, arson and vandalism need to be given the appropriate consideration. Drugs are another concern; video evidence of drug dealing can be passed on to the Police and students at risk given the appropriate help.

CCTV systems have long been one of the tools used to decrease the risk of such issues by providing a medium for surveillance, deterrence and where possible, identification of persons or vehicles. Traditionally, CCTV systems have been costly to implement due to the layout of schools, colleges and universities. Long cable runs from each camera back to a central viewing and recording system are now a thing of the past.

Bullying & CCTV

Bullying is a major problem in modern schools and collages CCTV is being used to great effect to reduce this issue by placing cameras at strategic locations, that are known to be hot-spots. When an incident occurs a teacher will review the footage and identify the culprit-s. Some schools are also using this footage as evidence to show the parent-s of the bullies that their child has a problem, which is often denied by the parent's.

Network Edge Recording

I Intelligence has developed a CCTV/IP video system which utilizes the facilities’ existing IP network, removing the need to install cable runs to a central location. This reduces installation costs substantially. Network managers need not be concerned. Continuous video streaming is not required for the system to operate. All cameras are recorded locally, near network nodes (usually located in each building). Camera images are streamed over the network only when actually viewing live cameras or reviewing incidents.

Cameras can also be viewed and reviewed over the web via “Client Software” provided free of charge with installation. What this means is, that if you are the Principal or Facility Manager of a school or university, you can monitor or playback camera scenes from any authorized internet network connection.

IP CCTV in education

Educational institutions are well suited for an IP CCTV surveillance system, because most schools have an existing computer network infrastructure. This can eliminate the need to lay thick coax cable thus significantly reducing installation costs. IP based CCTV surveillance systems use a computer network to transmit video streams. Although more expensive than traditional analogue base systems, IP based CCTV systems offer higher image resolution which can aid in the actual identification of an individual. IP systems offer more flexible viewing options.

Upgrading to an IP based CCTV system can be done in stages, analogue cameras can be integrated into a fully digital IP based systems via the use of an encoder or you could start replacing your analogue cameras with IP cameras that have analogue outputs, then at a later stage you could replace your DVR with an NVR. Adding an IP camera is like adding an additional Computer to your school, just plug it into an existing free LAN port. On a traditional analogue system you have to run thick coax every time you want to add a camera, which is why IP based CCTV are considered more scalable.

PTZ cameras in schools

Strategically installing a PTZ camera externally, allows you to cover multiple areas of interest. For example, different parts of a playground, field, hangouts etc. A PTZ camera allows the operator to man oeuvre the camera in any direction and zoom in on an area of interest.

CCTV – Closed Circuit Television
IP CCTV – Internet Protocol CCTV
DVR – Digital Video Recorder
NVR – Network Video Recorder
LAN – Local Area Network
PTZ – Pan Tilt & Zoom (function)