The school's Board of Governors decided to replace the ageing CCTV system with a solution that would provide high-quality, recordable footage day and night. As the school is located in a residential area, an important consideration was that any solution should be invisible and a non-intrusive, infra-red lighting based system was selected over a flood lighting-based one that might have disturbed neighbours.
Based over two sites on opposite sides of a private road, there was added complexity of installing an integrated CCTV system that served both sites. Delta Security used catenary cables that run across the road to ensure the CCTV system was fully functional throughout the entire site.
Vanessa Browne, School Business Manager, Rushmore Primary School, says with a large, disparate site it was important that the system provided full coverage:
“We wanted a system that would give us total visibility and instant play-back of footage across all entrances and exits, as well as some internal areas.
“Three suppliers provided quotes and Delta Security was chosen because the owner, Dave Mundy, demonstrated an excellent understanding of our needs, ensuring we could achieve what we wanted without spending more budget than necessary,” she explains. “He even informed us that we could apply to claim back 50% of security costs from the local authority, which we did and were successful – a useful benefit to Delta being a local supplier!”
Dave Mundy, Managing Director, Delta Security, says education is an important sector for the business: “Having a good understanding of the requirements of the sector is why we continue to be successful in helping to secure schools. We ensure all our engineers are enhanced DBS checked, which provides the same assurances as teachers get for added convenience and safety.”
Vanessa adds that engineers were professional, friendly and provided a good demonstration of how to use the terminal: “The system is very easy to use, excellent value for money, and the service we received was ten out of ten.”