Latest Schoolwatch News

Each month, we will bring you the latest news, views and technology in the world of security and CCTV that affects your school.

Video Redaction Software Overview

Video Redaction Software Overview

Is video redaction too expensive and time consuming for schools to do? After a recent question regarding video redaction (blurring faces etc) and GDPR, we decided to take a look into the different options that are available to schools, and ask that very question. This...

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GDPR, Surveillance and CCTV

GDPR, Surveillance and CCTV

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new set of EU guidelines governing how organisations like schools handle personal data. The new regulations have replaced the current Data Protection Act (DPA) and were implemented on the 25 May 2018. This piece of...

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Hot Potato

Hot Potato

Should schools use CCTV? Education is crammed with ‘Marmite’ topics and one spiky binary debate that always ruffles feathers is whether CCTV should be used in schools or not. Some welcome the use of CCTV, some it as a necessary evil and others see it as a sinister...

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Response to School CCTV Security Breaches

Response to School CCTV Security Breaches

Recent reports have highlighted worrying security issues with several school CCTV systems. In each case the images from the cameras were available to view on the internet. At Schoolwatch we take the security of our CCTV installations very seriously. The safeguarding...

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