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East London Academy Case Study

Project Overview

The academy, part of a large academy group, wanted to invest in a CCTV system that would significantly improve on their existing IP system, particularly with regards to image quality and software functionality.

Not only this, they required a system that was manageable by multiple onsite users during normal working hours, yet also monitored offsite outside of these hours to minimise night-guarding overheads.

The academy requires its students to adhere to a strict behavioural and anti-bullying policy. As such the design of the system not only needed to consider unauthorised access on to the site, but also identify pupils involved in incidents in breach of the Academies policies and practices.

FTL Solution

FTL proposed a hybrid system, utilising ViconNet VMS and remote alarm triggered monitoring using a Videcon VXH DVR. Inside the academy FTL installed 75 High Resolution IP cameras and in consideration of the night-time lighting conditions, installed 7 analogue PTZ’s externally.

The system was designed to be monitored using workstation software installed at individual users desktops and a 4 screen Virtual Matrix in the security office, to display up to 32 cameras per screen (aided by the camera’s dual stream technology).

At each location either a 1.3MP or 2MP camera was specified determined by the area of coverage and the potential security risk.

Technical Specification

A Hybrid camera surveillance system consisting of 75 MegaPixel IP cameras, 7 external analogue PTZ domes, and Remote Monitoring using Video Motion Detection.

The system is managed using ViconNet Workstation Software and a 4 screen Virtual Matrix Display.


The academy now has a system they can rely on to monitor their site, which provides high quality footage and effective remote monitoring.

The internal coverage of the cameras is such that misbehaving pupils can be easily identified, whilst footage can be easily bookmarked and exported for use as evidence.

The alarm activated remote monitoring has meant effective incident identification out of hours at a fraction of the cost of a 24 hour on site guard, meaning this Security System installation has offered a genuine ROI to be repaid over 2-3 years!



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