Leicester, United Kingdom, January 14, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Dalycom, Leicestershire based supplier of business communication and IP solutions have installed an IP Video Surveillance CCTV solution to protect the safety of students, staff and property at Huntcliff School in North Lincolnshire. The installation of the IP video surveillance system has completely eliminated vandalism following a number of instances last year which cost the school over £20,000 in damages and the risk of a potential increase in insurance premiums.
The key elements that prompted Huntcliff to select the Dalycom IP video surveillance solution was the high quality and reliability of the system. “In terms of price, the solution was somewhere in the middle but as part of a combined telephony, wireless and ongoing support contract the solution was very cost effective and the quality it could deliver was pretty much top of the line.” Commented Ron Langdon, Facilities Manager, Huntcliff School.
The school has deployed 9 MOBOTIX IP cameras covering a 360-degree zone around the main buildings, car park and playing field. “At night, the system is setup so that if a person sized object moves within the field of vision an alert and a picture is sent to our on-call dog patrol that can check if it’s a false alarm or respond as needed,” explains Langdon.
From a technical side, Paul Henson, Business Development Manager for Dalycom highlights the innovative design of the Mobotix IP video surveillance system as a major advantage in helping to keep costs down and allowing the system to co-exist happily on the schools modest voice and data network. “Because the system does not transmit data back to the storage pool when there is no activity, the load on the network is very light, even with 9 cameras.” He explains, “In a traditional analogue system, you would need more network infrastructure, powerful servers and extensive storage capacity to deliver similar results but this project managed to avoid all those expenses and additional complexity for the IT department at Huntcliff.”
“With the CCTV, we don’t need to employ a full time security guard, which is a significant saving – overall it has been a really worthwhile investment.” explains Langdon.
Langdon is confident that the new IP video surveillance system will help to avoid hefty insurance premium rises which were expected after last year’s incidents. “Potentially, our premium rises could have been the same the salary for a full time teacher and we would rather spend our money on helping our pupils then insuring our building.” He concludes.
For more information on Dalycom and the solutions available visit www.dalycom.uk.com or contact them on 01509 410410