Flegg High School
Flegg High School had four existing analogue security cameras monitoring the perimeter of the site and wanted to incorporate these into a new IP-based security system to enable them to add internal cameras as and when they were required. The cameras would protect the school against the threat of vandalism, as well as helping to ensure the safety of its staff and pupils. In addition, the cameras monitor areas prone to theft such as locker rooms.
Whilst Flegg High School purchased new network switches to keep the traffic from their new surveillance system separate to their main network, they were able to use much of their existing data cabling infrastructure. The school are especially keen on the flexibility of the IP-based system: cameras can be added by their own staff anywhere that their network goes.
We chose Network Technologies as they are a local, accredited partner for Axis, and they have consistently proved to offer the best value for money whenever we have asked for competitive quotations.
Flegg High School have embraced the ideas behind IP surveillance and, using emerging technologies such as Power-over-Ethernet, they have simplified the addition of cameras even further. Primarily using Axis Communications M10 Series network cameras they have been able to install a semi-covert surveillance system for a relatively small amount of money. Recording and monitoring is handled by Axis Camera Station software, which means all recordings are fully digital and easily retrievable as they are time- and date-stamped.
Flegg High School’s surveillance solution has already grown significantly, now comprising around 50 cameras, and further additional cameras can be added indoors or outdoors, wherever their network goes. The range of equipment is ever-growing, so whatever the application new cameras can be added and existing cameras can be upgraded or relocated by their own IT staff.