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DM surveillance system protects primary school

Norbain : 13 August, 2008  (Application Story)
Children's security and safety enhanced at Adderley Primary School with the installation of Norbain supplied Dedicated Micros surveillance system connected to Vista monitoring equipment
Adderley Primary School now has a CCTV system, supplied by Norbain and installed by Spectre UK to ensure the safety and well-being of the children and staff both during school time and out of hours. The system enables them to promote a welcoming environment and solve any potential disputes during school hours.

Adderley is a three form entry situated approximately two miles from Birmingham city centre on the edge of an industrial area. The teaching staff are passionate about creating a forward thinking, child centred, outstanding city school which provides the best possible education for the children.

As part of creating a safe and welcoming environment for the children, Marlene Douglas, Acting Head teacher of Adderley, was keen to ensure security played a part in the improvements being made. 'We had a number of objectives for the system,' she explains. 'Because of where we're located we wanted to ensure that the school was only being accessed by authorised personnel. Also, it provides us with an excellent tool for keeping an eye on the children during play times. We haven't had any problems, but if there was an incident, we could show the involved children the footage and reach a resolution far more simply than without the system.'

Having seen a very successful installation carried out by Spectre UK at the nearby Manor Park School, Mrs Douglas was keen to use them on the project. 'It wasn't just about the cost,' she says. 'Spectre listened to exactly what we needed and came up with a solution that worked both in terms of quality and functionality.'
Four fully functional DM 2060 fixed domes have been installed to protect the exits and watch the flat roofs to ensure no-one trespasses on them. A further six Vista vandal resistant dome cameras have been installed to support the DM domes and cover any blind spots.

All images are fed back to a Dedicated Micros DS2 DVR located in the school's IT room where a DM KBS3 keyboard and 17in Vista flat screen have also be situated. Further monitors can be found in the main office and in reception.
'We always buy our equipment through Norbain because we know we can rely on them,' says Judith Clarke, operations manager of Spectre. 'The stock-holding means that we can have the equipment that we need, when we need it, and their advice is always excellent.'

'Spectre did a good job of the installation and the whole system is working perfectly,' says the school's IT Manager, Carl Jenner. 'We've had one incident since the equipment was installed where someone entered the premises and took a mobile phone. We're currently in the process of getting the footage ready so that the Police can use it in their enquiries.' The system has also enabled the site manager to check the buildings without having to go out at night or out of hours. This helps ensure his safety whilst still ensuring that each of the buildings is in order.

It seems that the children and parents are also happy with the system. 'The cameras have been installed primarily to keep children and staff safe, so there has been a positive reaction to it and we consider it to be a great benefit for the school,' says Mrs Douglas.
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