Putting the eyes in the back of your head

    When it comes to keeping the staff and students safe at schools, colleges, and universities, you can’t be too careful. With our advanced CCTV cameras and intelligently integrated systems, we've got you covered.

    Having been trusted by Oxford University for over 10 years, we know what's required to protect educational establishments. 

    School CCTV Systems

    As a bare minimum, your CCTV surveillance systems need to capture live footage for reactive playback, should you ever need it. That being said, is that really enough in today's world? Are you really getting the most out of your surveillance cameras? At Chris Lewis, our CCTV and video recording technology goes above and beyond plain old reactive monitoring. Our HD CCTV cameras provide high-quality images and real-time activity notifications, helping to keep your staff, students, assets, and premises secure, 24/7.

    Record and store unlimited footage with ease, receiving notifications if cameras go down or are tampered with
    Use number plate/ facial recognition software to ensure only authorised individuals can access the car park, buildings, or dorms/halls
    View high definition images across multiple sites from anywhere in the world, on desktop or mobile devices, and benefit from quick and in-depth archive searching
    Use CCTV as a video tripwire to start recording if motion is detected out of hours or in specific areas
    Get notifications when an unknown person is on the premises, or if large groups are gathering, allowing you to take immediate action
    Search and view footage by an individual's appearance. This can be based on what they are wearing or even pictures

    Providing CCTV systems that do more than just record

    As one of the leading installers in South East England, we are experts in customising and integrating your CCTV Systems with intelligent features which are bespoke to your requirements.

    Integrate your IP camera system with your access control system and use facial recognition to grant/deny access to people inside or entering the building. Whether this is the main classrooms and communal areas, or even dorms/halls, it's essential to ensure access is only given to those who are welcome.  You can even use ANPR to grant access to cars in car parks. 

    Learn more about what access control can do for you
    Use CCTV as an automatic tripwire or motion sensor to detect intruders that are on your premises out of hours. You can then visually verify the threat, informing you where the intruder is and what they look like in real-time. This allows police and security guards, who are automatically alerted, to effectively resolve the situation in the safest way possible. Learn more about our school intruder alarms
    Use archived CCTV footage to search where an individual was at a certain time by facial recognition. This can be used to see if a student attended the class they should have, or if an individual accessed a building they were not authorised to.

    Receive instant notifications if unauthorised individuals are located in areas where they are not permitted. Alternatively, the same system can be used to detect individuals who may be skipping class or attempting to leave the grounds without permission.

    Cloud CCTV systems

    Perfect for large campus and multi-site organisations, footage can be stored in the cloud and is accessible from any internet-enabled device remotely, no matter where you are in the world, with no need for any software installations or interference with your IT systems. This system has one login per person and you can manage your entire footage library from one screen. Relevant events are bought to your attention and smart search facilities such as vehicle colour, number plate, or personal appearance allow you to find incidents in seconds with no need for rewinding/fast-forwarding.

    • Easy to use: Intuitive interface, find information in seconds
    • Monitor usage: Check who accessed the system, what they viewed, and if they changed anything
    • Share footage easily: Send footage to colleagues or the police with two clicks by SMS or Email
    • User permission: Set permissions for which cameras each user can see
    • Tamper proof: All data is backed up and encrypted in the cloud so footage cannot be stolen or destroyed
    • Critical alerts: Get notified if a camera is not working, it’s been moved or tampered with
    • Scalability: These solutions are incredibly easy to upgrade and expand as cloud storage is unlimited and data centres will have the capacity to comfortably handle your new requirements
    Cloud CCTV systems

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    On-premises systems

    On-premises systems

    This solution does exactly what it says with on the tin with the servers and data being located on your premises, using backups and disaster recovery software to extract the data when you need it during a network failure. It is available in wired and wireless options and you can view the live and archived footage through your on-site PC and devices.

    • Unlimited customisation: Because the servers and network are all local and specific to you, they can be fully customised exactly to your requirements, regardless of how niche this may be
    • Safeguarding students: In the education system and when dealing with minors, there are strict safeguarding laws that need to be followed which may require data to be stored on site, rather than in the cloud
    • Suits in-house IT teams: The internal IT department may prefer to have the servers and network in-house which can also save you money in the long run on support and maintenance contracts
    Steve Porter Head Porter, Pembroke College

    “I can’t sing the praises of our new IP CCTV system highly enough. It’s made our College far more secure, it’s incredibly easy to manage and extremely quick to retrieve and rewind relevant footage.”

    Richard Hayes St Edward's School

    “We have a long-standing relationship with Chris Lewis Fire & Security and we greatly value their product and technical knowledge, and their professionalism. They provide a very efficient call-out service if we experience a problem and their engineers are always very friendly and efficient.”

    Facilities Manager Leighton Park School

    “Chris Lewis Fire and Security have always provided us with first-class solutions. They always put our staff and pupils’ safety first. We are glad that we used a school security expert”

    What can we do for you?

    If you’re unsure on which system best suits your organisation, our experts here at Chris Lewis are more than happy to help you make the right choice. We can visit your premises to evaluate your needs and make recommendations based on our years of experience of having worked with some of the UK's best educational establishments. 

    On the other hand, if you’re confident in which system you need we can simply visit your premises for installation.

    Existing system? No problem. If you already have a security system in place but feel that it is becoming outdated, we can support your organisation by upgrading to a more modern and valuable CCTV platform, or even just support you in maintaining your existing infrastructure with one of our care plans

    Looking to connect with one of our experts regarding your requirements?

    Submit the below form and we will get back to you very shortly. 

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