15 Nov 07
By Anthony Hildebrand
IP surveillance equipment and management software from JVC has been provided to Treloar College in Hampshire to enable it to install a comprehensive IP security system.
Treloar College is a specialist college for disabled students based in the outskirts of Alton in Hampshire.It provides education, care, therapy, medical support and independence training to young people aged 16 and over with physical disabilities from all over the UK and overseas.
The security system is designed to be entirely future-proof and additional security cameras can be added as and when needed, depending on how the requirements of students attending the college changes.
At present, the system is comprised of 17 security cameras which are located around the college and are operated over a local area network connected to a PC server. JVC supplied Milestone Xprotect Basis Plus software which is installed on a PC server and manages the security system. The existing four analogue cameras are encoded using the JVC VN-A1U 1 channel IP encoders to enable the signal to be viewed on the IP system. Footage is recorded and saved for two weeks, and the security system can be adjusted for use during the holiday period as and when the routine changes.
In outdoor locations the JVC VN-C20U fixed IP cameras are housed in secure, weatherproof casings, and positioned above access points and doors to monitor people coming in and out of the main college buildings.
The project is supported by the City Livery Company of Security Professionals, as well as by JVC. On November 1 a plaque was jointly unveiled with Past Master Trevor Gray and Yash Patel, executive director, CCTV Europe at JVC Professional Europe, to commemorate the formal completion and opening of a CCTV surveillance system at Treloar College.