Monitoring the inside and outside of school premises using CCTV surveillance equipment is becoming a necessary aspect of ensuring the safety and security people, processes and property connected to a school campus.
A well-maintained system will ensure compliance with security regulations and also ensure you pass OFSTED with flying colours. Teacher and school governors need evidence that these systems and processes are effective and will provide appropriate alerts.
Despite its benefits, CCTV can be viewed as an intrusion so it is important to ensure the benefits and rationale for installing CCTV is communicated to those it is intended to protect. This includes strict guidelines for usage and storage of any data that is captured.
Effective and well-maintained security systems and fully trained users are essential elements of ensuring pupils are kept safe.
At Tecserv we help to ensure regular planned maintenance and training takes place and we help our school clients ensure that their systems support their security policies and procedures.
CCTV is a very good at deterring people from carrying out acts that are not allowed, such as entering a building without authorisation, causing damage to buildings or property. Most CCTV systems now record in high definition and are able to provide evidence that is admissible in court. The recordings can also be used to educate students on the impact and risk to life certain behaviours can cause.