Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK)’s intelligent video solutions and MOBOTIX c26 3600 cameras are protecting pupils, staff and property at The Sweyne Park School in Rayleigh. The “highly accurate and comprehensive” vision capability of the cameras has enabled the school to reduce a number of analogue cameras (and the associated costs and resources required to operate them), while at the same time enhancing the quality to 4K resolution.
The solution has also provided The Sweyne Park School with the flexibility to install the equipment themselves, without expensive third party sub-contractors.
Dan Joslin, network manager at The Sweyne Park School, commented: “The models are so easy to install that we can now fit and configure additional cameras within 20 minutes. The quality of the images returned is second to none, providing a clarity that’s above and beyond what our previous solution would provide. In addition to the capabilities of the cameras, the solution provides peace of mind that there will not be any blackspots in viewing, providing 24/7 security for everyone within the school grounds.”
The school is using the surveillance solution to watch over corridors, dining rooms and vulnerable areas. Konica Minolta’s intelligent video solutions and cameras also deliver “unrivalled” levels of cyber security, with powerful built-in and constantly updated end-to-end cyber protection delivered to thwart hacker attacks (and at no extra cost to the client).
The Konica Minolta interior cameras are mounted flush to the ceiling and use cloud-based technology. They also feature built-in and encrypted DVR management technology. A MicroSD card is fitted into each camera as back-up storage and continues to capture video recordings should the external network connection or recording fail for any reason. Upon reconnection, the camera re-syncs the recordings with the central cloud-based storage.
Adding more cameras
It’s easy to add more cameras and any required additional storage. No dedicated servers, recording or software licences are needed, thereby saving time and money both at the point of system purchase and during its lifetime. This low maintenance solution is perfect for any location.
Additionally, the intelligent video solution has the capability to use audio to broadcast messages and alerts, as well as deliver pre-recorded files to support the management of the school. This will form part of the implementation of a programme of pre-recorded lockdown security drills, with audio files providing guidance for pupils around fire safety, crowd management and general safety.
Gary Fletcher-Moore, head of sales for intelligent video solutions at Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK), concluded: “Our solution is intelligent and can expand virtually without any limits, ensuring long-term security for The Sweyne Park School. Software updates are available via a free download. This means that the solution can be updated and enhanced as the requirements of the school and its daily operations evolve. It’s a future-proof solution.”