Maintaining a safe educational environment
Schooling is high on the agenda of every parent. These days, they will also be keen to make sure their children are looked after, as well as properly educated. A school in France is using a Hikvision solution to do just that – to make sure the pupils are safe.
Lycee Ducancoup, a private school in Boulogne, needed to provide security and surveillance through the school complex. The school takes the safety and security of its pupils and staff seriously, and wanted to ensure it created a secure environment for learning and development.
With a high reputation in the Paris area, the school needs to maintain a high level of quality in all infrastructure and services, including security. The parents of the students also need to feel that their children are secure.
The security aims to prevent any problems around the campus, like fights in the school. Due to the high profile nature of the students, there’s also a potential kidnap risk, so attention needed to be focused on the main entrance to the school and the central school yards.
With these challenges in mind, the school approached Engie ineo, a large contractor group in France covering the school sector (among others), and who they had collaborated with before. Engie ineo responded with a solution using Hikvision products.
Engie ineo installed 8 high-end PTZ speed domes (DS-2DF7286-AEL) and 12 3MP outdoor bullet cameras (DS-2CD4232FWD-IZ) around the school. The feeds from these are brought together on one screen using a new NVR and Hikvision’s iVMS 4200 software in a ‘command centre’. The general manager of the school can check what’s going on at any time, using a dedicated screen and USB keyboard with joystick.
These products were chosen because they were of a suitably high quality for the project and at a good price. The installers were also keen to get a good level of support, both national and international, for the products they used in the solution. Having worked with Hikvision before, they knew they would receive this kind of support.
Alongside the high quality of the PTZ cameras, the solution benefits from the quality of the video content analysis provided by the recorder. Using the whole solution, the school can see what’s going on in covered areas, as well as looking back over previous images if they need to. There is also an element of ‘prevention’, with students acting differently when they know they can be seen.
Mr Dizo, project manager at the school, says: “Now this video surveillance system is installed, we are already noticing fewer fights and less trouble between students. The cameras really help us to deliver a safe, and more peaceful, environment.”