Technology solutions on campus

February 2018 Education (Industry), CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

Security has always been an issue on educational campuses, but this requirement has grown over time and today you don’t find institutions without a significant security operation. While outsourcing personnel may be a contentious issue for some, one standard required by educational institutions is that of security technology deployed in support of human personnel.

Alec Liu
Alec Liu

Alec Liu, Kedacom’s sales director has a number of suggestions when it comes to campus security, from broad surveillance solutions, to evidence collection options in the form of body-worn cameras. His suggestions include the following.

For the perimeter, surrounding areas as well as main entry and exit points, a Full HD starlight bullet camera with intelligent video analytics for line crossing would meet campus needs to effectively cover its perimeter and avoid any potential surprises from the outside. For more effective and secure access control, he also suggests an infrared bullet camera which could also be used for 24-hour monitoring as well as automatic number plate recognition if required.

Liu says a PTZ model would be the better choice to cover a large area surrounding a school (including playing fields, outdoor cafeterias, and parking garages), as well providing optimal viewing of school entrances and exits.

Specifically, Kedacom’s starlight and Ultra WDR HD 20x IR Speed Dome camera IPC425-F120-N will fit the bill with a unit focused on the centre of a big area or the front or back of school buildings. It offers full 360° of coverage and has a 20x optical zoom which could help accurately identify an individual, even at night with its starlight features and 180 m IR lens.

Additionally, for indoor surveillance and special outdoor areas, a semi-dome and bullet camera could cover a building, monitoring areas such as the lobby, labs etc.

Kedacom’s 2MP IPC2253-FN series camera operates in all lighting conditions and includes Ultra WDR and Smart IR features which could automatically adjust the light, providing clear images and video in changing lighting environments. Liu says this is important for indoor surveillance when bright sunlight can blind traditional cameras at various times of the day.

Internally a mini or semi-dome camera with two-way audio is also recommended in areas such as halls, classrooms and even elevators. These not only provide quality images to the control room, but can also be used to communicate with people in the event of an emergency.

Kedacom’s high-performance NVR is equipped with intelligent alarms, and supports 64 IP camera channels, providing a free CMS client for better monitoring. The control centre itself needs to have modern storage and video display technologies to allow operators to keep an eye on developments at all hours, as well as video analytics to provide trigger alarms for specific incidents to assist human operators.

On the ground and on the move

Another area in which technology can assist the campus security operation is in the mobile sphere where guards and other security personnel can carry their own surveillance solutions with them. For example, Kedacom’s body-worn cameras allow security guards to collect evidence while they are on the scene, whether it is in a riot situation or other smaller and less severe incidents.

Not only do body-worn cameras allow for real-time evidence recording, but they can also allow the control centre to observe the situation in real time and initiate any further response if required. The batteries in these devices can easily cater for operations over a full guard shift.

For those campus security operations that include automotive patrols, Kedacom also provides a full range of vehicle-based security solutions, from robust in-car storage solutions, cameras and other technologies that are designed for the rough ride they will experience on the road, as well as a variety of network solutions to ensure the best images are transmitted back to the control centre.


Credit(s)




Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page



Further reading:

Unintended consequences of ­technology
June 2019, Leaderware , CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Integrated Solutions
The development of general AI capabilities has seen an accompanying concern among some of the key players in the IT space as well as academics internationally.

Read more...
A platform to the future
June 2019, Genetec, Cathexis Technologies, Milestone Systems, Gijima Electronic and Security Systems (GESS) , Integrated Solutions, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, IT infrastructure
With AI, IoT and cloud changing the security technology landscape, will your security management platform be able to adapt to new demands?

Read more...
Foresight means secure offices
June 2019, Bosch Building Technologies , Commercial (Industry), CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Access Control & Identity Management
If you’re responsible for a medium or large-sized office, it’s more important than ever that you have access to a means of ensuring people’s safety, managing risks and fraud, and protecting property.

Read more...
Axis 7th generation ARTPEC chip
June 2019, Axis Communications SA , Editor's Choice, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Cyber Security
Axis has launched its 7th generation ARTPEC chip, optimised for network video, to improve all the signature Axis technologies created to address difficult light conditions.

Read more...
Hyper-converged simplicity
June 2019 , IT infrastructure, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
Hyper-converged infrastructure combines all of the data centre’s critical components, such as storage, networking, compute, backup and more into pre-packaged units.

Read more...
Protecting education campuses with AI
June 2019, Hikvision South Africa , CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Integrated Solutions, Education (Industry)
School security must also be designed in layers, or concentric circles of protection, starting at the school’s perimeter and working inward.

Read more...
Milestone appoints new VP for research and development
June 2019, Milestone Systems , News, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
Milestone Systems has appointed Tom Bjerre as its new VP for research and development. He will oversee planning, development, testing and release of Milestone Systems’ video management software.

Read more...
Safety through facial recognition
June 2019, Forbatt SA , CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Products, Commercial (Industry)
Kedacom is able to use biometrics to map facial features, compare the information with a database of known faces and find an exact match in as little as three seconds.

Read more...
Platforms and community lead the future
May 2019, Milestone Systems , Editor's Choice, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, News, Integrated Solutions
Milestone Systems took a look into the future of open platforms and the power of community at MIPS EMEA in Copenhagen in March this year.

Read more...
The consequences of false alerts
May 2019, Leaderware , Editor's Choice, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Integrated Solutions
Craig Donald discusses the impact of false alarm rates on the utility of intelligent security technology systems.

Read more...