BOSCH Cameras Keep Staff and Pupils Safe at School

Following a major investment programme at Cansfield High School, Wigan Council now relies on vandal resistant cameras from Bosch Security Systems, which have been installed by UIS as part of a new CCTV system to safeguard staff, students and property.

UIS was approached by Wigan Council to install a new surveillance system that includes more than 30 Bosch FlexiDome cameras set up to monitor the school’s corridors and hallways, to prevent vandalism and improve security.

The project was carried out over the Easter holidays to minimise class disruption and was successfully completed within two weeks. Images are monitored two days a week by a Community Support Officer and recorded for reference in case of an incident.

Tony Hollinrake, Principal Officer of the Risk Management Team at Wigan Council explains: “Following on from from the CCTV system installed at St John Fisher High School last year, we wanted to install Bosch cameras at Cansfield to help deter anti-social behaviour like loitering, smoking and general misbehaviour. The cameras are working as we had hoped, the images are of a very high quality. We haven’t had any incidents to date but as and when the cameras are called into action I am confident we will be pleased with the recordings.”

Established as a flagship Specialist College and from 2007 as a Specialist Training School, it has undergone a multi-million pound investment programme. The school has state of the art class rooms with interactive whiteboards, along with technology workshops, specialist art rooms, science laboratories and dedicated ICT suites, and a new CCTV network was crucial to safeguard the investment in these facilities.

Operations Director at UIS, Mark Ashall adds: “As with all such projects, we use Bosch cameras as they are very reliable and the pictures are very high quality. These particular FlexiDomes are extremely compact which is a major advantage as space was at a premium in some of the school’s corridors.

“We are confident that we will rarely if ever have to revisit a site once we have completed the initial installation. This gives us and the client the reassurance that they will not need further maintenance or repair work and reducing the overall cost of ownership.”