The right camera in the right place – always!

Schoolwatch continuously seeks out the latest developments in camera performance and technology to benefit our clients. This enables us to deliver the right solutions at the right price and remain at the forefront of system design and capability.

1080p to 4K Cameras

The days of messy and disruptive CCTV installations are long gone.

Schoolwatch engineers can fit your system quickly with the minimum amount of fuss and disruption to your school, college or university. We use the latest state-of-the-art cameras to make sure your image quality is as clear as possible.

Camera Location

Internal/external, wall/ceiling, overt/covert – Wherever the location we have the camera to suit.

Image Intelligence

ANPR, people counting, footfall, facial recognition, alarm detection – Deep learning is here.

Camera View

Fixed or adjustable, narrow, wide, 180 or 360 – Any view to suit any requirement.

Image Resolution

Variable between 1080p to 4K and above – We match the resolution to the location and circumstance.

Analogue versus IP CCTV?

IP based cameras are the future. They work by turning images and audio into data then transmitting this data over a network or Internet connection. The ultimate benefit of this over analogue CCTV systems is greater flexibility, better performance and easier installation.

Whilst IP CCTV has been available for around 10 years, it is only in the last few years that the technology has matured, leading to the developments in Megapixel IP. Read below for a summary on the benefits of using IP based systems over traditional analogue systems.

Greater Flexibility

IP

IP CCTV systems do not require local recording, they can transmit their images across Local Networks, the Internet and Wide Area Networks to a central location, where they can be recorded, viewed and managed.

Analogue

An analogue CCTV system is designed to record security cameras locally only. This means that if you have 2 or more premises, then each will require a Recording Device, this makes managing larger systems harder and not very cost effective.

Better Camera Performance

IP

IP CCTV systems convert all images to data and have no theoretical limit to resolution, providing the relevant bandwidth to transmit the images exists. Our IP cameras offer especially high detail precision with Megapixel resolution, at least 3x better quality than standard analogue cameras. These are very affordable, with pricing equivalent to analogue CCTV systems.

Analogue

Analogue CCTV systems are based on PAL analogue technology and have a maximum possible resolution of just 414,720 pixels. This limits the amount of evidential quality images a single analogue camera can supply, or put another way the size of area it can watch. Resulting in an increase in the number of cameras required to watch an area, which increases costs and causes building aesthetics issues.

Easier System Installation

IP

IP CCTV systems run over existing IP networks, wired or wireless, this makes wiring IP CCTV systems simple, causing less disruption, reducing the time required to install them and minimizing unsightly cables. For anyone familiar with networking, setting up an IP based system is simple with intuitive operation and evaluation. Simple 1 camera systems only require an IP Camera connected to a network/internet connection, and they can then be viewed by a PC using Internet Explorer. If POE (Power over Ethernet) IP cameras and networks are used then the IP CCTV cameras do not even need separate power, they can be powered via the network cable.

Analogue

Analogue CCTV systems have their own proprietary cabling. Each camera has to be wired back to the DVR or Monitor using RG59 cable or similar Video Signal Cable and each camera has to be connected to a power source. This makes new installations and additions to existing installations both expensive and slow to implement.

Better System Integration

IP

IP CCTV systems communicate using IP, allowing them to integrate and co-exist on the same network/cabling as other IP based systems, such as Access Control and IP Phone Systems etc… Integration also means that these different systems can work together, for example an IP camera picking up movement will be able to transmit images of that movement to an IP Video Phone automatically. IP systems also allow the direct use of IP-based services as standard such as e-mail or image sending via FTP.

Analogue

Analogue CCTV systems have their own proprietary cabling. Each camera has to be wired back to the DVR or Monitor using RG59 cable or similar Video Signal Cable and each camera has to be connected to a power source. This makes new installations and additions to existing installations both expensive and slow to implement.

Around the clock protection and deterrent

According to a recent survey of former burglars (consulted by Co-op Insurance), the most effective deterrents for burglaries and car theft were CCTV cameras. They also confirmed that most thieves were opportunists wandering the streets who would avoid difficult break-ins that were likely to attract attention.

The mere sight of a CCTV camera is enough to make most thieves turn and walk away. We make sure that your deterrent is as visible as possible and covers all potential weak spots.

Contact Schoolwatch for a free school CCTV survey and quote
Over 25 years’ experience in School CCTV design and installation
We specialise in the design, supply, installation and maintenance of CCTV systems for Schools
CCTV provides a safe and secure environment for pupils, staff and visitors

Contact Schoolwatch for a fast and reliable CCTV installation service for your School, College or University.

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