School Surveillance Considerations

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Feb 29, 2012

[Update: For a more in-depth, newer review, see School Video Surveillance Guide]

In education, surveillance has become much more prevalent in the past decade. Prior to that, many schools had no surveillance systems or limited its use to entrances only. This changed as serious incidents, grant funding and public support increased. Now full-blown surveillance systems can be found even in the smallest of schools. In this guide, we will look at design considerations for primary schools (typically grades kindergarten through 4-6). We cover common threats, camera locations, procurement, network considerations, viewing video and product selection.

Common *******

********** ******* **** * ********* *** ** ****** **** ***** grade *******. ******* ******** *** ********* *** **** ** * concern ** ***** ****. **** ******* ** ******* ** *** elementary ***** *** ********, *********:

  • *********: ****** *** ********* ** * ******'* ******** *** ****** problems, ********* ********, ****** *******, ** ****** ** ********** *********.
  • *****: ********* *** ** ********* *** *** **** ****** ******* of ***** ** *******. ********* ********** **** ****** * ******, as ******** **** *** ***** ****** ** *** ***** *****, in **** ** ****** **** *** *******, ****** ** ****** to "***** *** ****".
  • ***** *********: * ***** ****** ** *** ******** ***** ** thousands ** ******* *** ********* ***** ********* **** ********** *******, often ** ******* ******* *******. ********* ** **** ****** **** theft ** *********, *** *** ***** *** ****** ********* ******* are *** **** ******.

****** *** ***** *** **** ******, ******** ** **** ****** will ****. **** **** ****** ******, **** ** *-*, *** have **** ****** **** ******** ********* *** ******** **** ****** K ******* * *******.

Common ****** *********

**** *** ***** ******* ** ****, ***** *** * *** locations ***** ********** ******* ******** ****** *******:

  • *********: *** ********* ** *** ******** ****** ** ******* ** capture ******* *** ******. **** ******** *** **** ********, ** addition ** ********* **** ****** *** ******* *** *********, ********/********* doors, *** ***** ***** *** ** **** *** ****** ** gym *****. ***** ***** *** **** ****** ** ** **** open ** **** ********, *********** ******** ** ***** ***** *** criminals. **** ** ******** **** ************ **** * ****** ****** the ********, ******* ******* ** *** ********. **** ********** **** placed ******* ******* *** ********, ***** ********* *** **** *******, but **** ***** ******* ** ****** ** *** **** ** back ** ********' *****, *** ***** ****** ******.**** ******* ************* ** ********* ** ********* **** ****** ************.
  • ******** ********: *** ******** ** *** ********, ********* *** ******** perimeter *** **** *****, ** ********* ******* ** ******* ********* as ** *******. ********* **** ** *** ******** *** ****, as **** ******* *** *** ******* ** *****. *** ******** perimeter ** **** ***** ******* ** ******* ***** **** ******** corners. ***** ******** ***** ****** ******** **** ** ***** *** necessary, ** ********* ** *** **** ****** ** ***** ** areas ***** *** ***** ******* ************, *.*., ***** ** ****-*** streets ** *********** *****. ** ***** *****, *** **** ** the ******** ** ***** ***** *** ** *** ***** ** watch *** ***.
  • ******** ****: ******** ** ***** ** ************ ** ***** ****, with **** **** ******* ** *** ***** *****, **** ********* windows *** ** ********* ********* *******. **** ***** **** ******** a *** ****** *** ** ********** ***** *** **** *******. For ***** *******, ******* *** **** ********* ****** ** ******** labs, ****** ********* ** ********* ***** ******. ** *** ******** has ** ********* ********* ******, ** **** **, ***** ***** and ******** ******* ****** ** ********** *** *** *******, *** motion ********* *** *** ****. ***** ***** ** ** ** cameras *** ******* ******* **** ****** *** *** ****** ** mark ***** *** ******* ********* *****, *** *** ** **** to ***** ***** ** ** ********* ** ********.
  • **********: ** *** *** ***** ** ** ********** ******, *** cafeteria ** *** **** ****** ** *** ******* ************, ****** because ** ***** **** ******* ** **** ******** ** *** time. *********, *** ********* ** ******* **** ******** ******, **** as **** ****** ** ******, ****** ************* ******** **** ** columns *** ***-****** ***** **** ******* ******* **** ** **********. 180- *** ***-****** ********* ******* *** **** ****** ********* *** in ***** *****, ** **** ***** ********** ** * **** area **** * ****** *****.

Network **************

**** ** ****** *********** ** ******* *** * ********* *******, instead ** ********** ** ******** ********. ******* ** *** ******* level *** **** ****** ** **** ***** ******* ********* ***** would ** ******** ** ** *****. **** **** *** **** that ** ************ **** ****** ** ***** ** ********. ** most *****, *** ******** *** ****** **** *** *********, ** that ********** *** ***** ************** ***** *** **** ***** ** their ***. ** ***** **** ** ********* ********, ******* *** mobile *** ** * ****** ******* ******, ********* ***/** ******* must ** ********** ** ***** **** *******. *** ** ***** configuration ******* ******* ************ **** ******** **.

Viewing ** *****

** **** *****, ********** ****** ************ ******* *** ****** **** sporadically, ** ****. **** ********** ******* ** *** **** ********* guard *****, ** ******* ** ***** ** *** **** ** a ******* ******* ** *** **** ******, ***** ************** ***** glances ** ************, ** **** ******* ** ** *** ****. This ******** *** *** **** ** ****** ********* ***** *** have **** ****** ****** ** ******* ******* ****. ** ** good ******** *** ***** ** **** **** ***** **** **** intent ** ***** ****** ******* *** *********, **** **** ***** in *** *** ** *** ******** *** ****, *** ****** lunch ** ******* ******, ***** ****** ***** ********* *** ********** are **** ******.

** ****** ********* **** * ***** *****, **** ****** ***** is *** ********* ** *** ********** ******, ** *** ** monitored ** ****** ** * ******* ******* ******. **** ***** viewing, **** ** ********* ********, ********** *** ****** ***, *** full-time.

****** *************** ** ** ******** ** ******* ****** ********, ** ****. Principals *** ***** ******, *** ** ***** ****** **** ** the ***, *** ** **** ***** ******** ******** *******. *** ability ** ***** ** ** ********** **** ******** *** ******* them. ********* ********** ***** *** ******* ** ****, ** ***** to **** ** ** *** ********* ** ******** ***** ****** the ****** ** ***** *****, ** *********, ** *** **** is ******* *****.

***********

** **** *****, ******* **** * ****** ***** ** ********* which *** ** **** ******* ***** ** ***. ** **** cases, **** ********* ***** **** ***** ******* ******** ******. **** schools *** ********* ********** ******** ** ***** *** *** *******, which *** *** ********* ** ******* ** ************** ** * project. ******** ** **** **** **** **** ***** ** *****, thought ***** ** ********* **********, ** ******* **********.

*********, ********** ******* ******* *** ***** ******* *** ************ ** all ******* ** * ********. ******* ** ****, ** ** important **** ************** ********** ********* ********* ** ***** ****** ******** lie, ******* ** *********** ********* ******** *****.

*********, ****** ***** **** **** ********* ** *** **** ** the ******. ** ******** *** ***** *****, ********* ********* **** spend $**,*** ** **** ** ************ ** ** ********** ******. In ******* ***** *****, ***** ********* *** ****** ** ****** the ****, ******* *** ******** **** *** $**,***-**,*** *****. ***** urban ***** *** ***** **** **** ****, ** ****.

Product *********

** *** **********, ***** *** ******** ****** ** **** ***** of ************ ********* ** ***** ********* ** *******:

  • ** **. ******: **** *** **** ** *** ********, ** cameras *** ***** ******** **** ***** **** *** *** ****** surveillance. *** *** ******* ** ** ***** ** ******* ** increased **********, ********* *****.
  • ***** **** *** *********: ***** *** ***** ****** ** **** of **** ******** ***** ** *******, ***** ***** ** *-** frames *** ****** ****** ** **** **** **********. *** ******* of ***** ******* ** **** *** ************** **** ** ******* subtle *********, ****** *** ****** ********** **********. ******** ***** *** use ***** ***** ** **** ** **-** ***, ********** ** capturing ******* ** ****** ******** ** * *******.
  • ** **. *********: ** **** *****, ******** ********** ******* *** sufficient *** *******. ****** ******-**** *********, *** *******, *** ************* six **** ****. *** ****** ****** * ***-**** *** ******* in **** *** ****** *** ****, **** **** ********** *** identification. ***** **** ******** ***** *** *** ** ****-******* ** a ****** ** ******, *******, ****** ********* * ****** ******. Outdoor ***** *** ********* **** ******* **** ********* *******, ** order ** **** *** ***** ** ********* *********** ******* ****** a **** ****.
  • *****-********* ***: *****-********* ******* (*** *** *****) *** ********* **** for **** ***** *****, **** ** ******* **** *** ****** fields, *** ****** ** ********* **********. ***** ***** *** ***** dimly ***, ***** ***** ********* ********* ***** * *********, *** providing ****** ******* **** *.* ** *** *******.
  • **** ******: ********* *** ********* **** ** ******** *****, ** reduce ************** ** *********, *** ******** ****** **********. *** ******** areas, ***, ******, *** ******** ****** *** ****. *** ******* allow *** * ***** ********* ** ******, ***** *** ** necessary ** **** *********. ****** *** *** *** ********* ****.
  • ***** **. ***: ** ********** *******, ***** *** ****** ** generally ***********, *** *** ********** ** **** ****, *** ******* are *** ***********. ************, **** **** **** ********* ** ******** areas, *** *** ** ****, *** **** ** ** ****** considered **** ********, ** *** ******* *** ****** ** *** price ** *****, *** ********* ** "****** ******* *** ***** way".
Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

You Get Robbed, Canary Will Pay You Up To $1,000 on Sep 22, 2016
Canary is trying to break the status quo in DIY security, first by raising over $40 million, and now a revamp of their monthly services package...
Camera Course September 2016 on Sep 15, 2016
This is the only independent surveillance camera course, based on in-depth product and technology testing. Lots of manufacturer training exists...
PTZ Camera Guide 2016 on Sep 15, 2016
Pan/Tilt/Zoom cameras remain critical parts of many surveillance systems, especially in large security operations. Because of this it is important...
Camera Roof Mounting / Parapet Mount Installation Guide on Sep 14, 2016
One of the most common camera mounts are parapet mounts, and they can be found on the roofs of all types of buildings; old and new, used to hold...
Panoramic Camera (Fisheye / Multi-Imager) Guide on Aug 31, 2016
Panoramic cameras, including fisheyes and multi-imagers, have become increasingly widespread, with most manufacturers offering fisheyes and an...
Bosch Intrusion Detection Profile on Aug 10, 2016
This is a first in a new IPVM series profiling intrusion detection / alarm offerings. In this series, starting with Bosch, we examine: Key...
Arecont and SIA Failing Cybersecurity Efforts on Jul 22, 2016
Do as we say, not as we do. The effective motto of the Security Industry Association and their cyber board member Arecont Vision. Today, the two...
Intrusion Sensor Selection guide on Jul 21, 2016
When designing intrusion systems, a number of sensor types can be selected, including: Magnetic Acceleromteter Glass Break PE/PIR/Laser...
IP Networking Course on Jul 14, 2016
The reason for its popularity is that it is the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals plus it includes...
Security Planning For Bars And Nightclubs on Jun 16, 2016
The shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub is raising questions among entertainment venue owners, and security professionals, about how to balance...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Nest Cam Outdoor Tested on Sep 23, 2016
After years of claiming an outdoor model was "coming", addressing their biggest user demand, Nest has finally released their Outdoor Camera, an...
ACTi Refuses Race To The Bottom, Shifts To Solutions on Sep 23, 2016
The original low cost IP camera disruptor was ACTi. Back in the 2008 - 2010 time frame, Taiwanese manufacturer ACTi challenged the Western and...
You Get Robbed, Canary Will Pay You Up To $1,000 on Sep 22, 2016
Canary is trying to break the status quo in DIY security, first by raising over $40 million, and now a revamp of their monthly services package...
Milestone Ends Development of "Enterprise" VMS on Sep 22, 2016
Milestone 'Enterprise' was one of the first enterprise video management software offerings, selected by many early adopters of IP video. However,...
History of Video Surveillance on Sep 22, 2016
This is a concise history of video surveillance covering the past decade.  The goal is to help professionals newer to the industry understand...
Access Control Course Fall 2016 on Sep 22, 2016
IPVM offers the most comprehensive access control course in the industry. Unlike manufacturer training that focuses only on a small part of the...
Totally Wireless IP Camera (IPVideo Corp NomadHD) on Sep 21, 2016
Wireless battery powered cameras have been a surveillance pipe dream for years, limited by camera power consumption, battery technology, and...
Axis Launches IP Speakers on Sep 21, 2016
First, Axis introduced an IP horn, then it was video intercoms, and now it is Networked Speakers? While IP-based Public Address systems are not...
Tagged RFID Object Search Recorded Video on Sep 20, 2016
Video analytics has gotten fairly good at tagging people in video, but it does not solve the problem of finding items like specific merchandise or...
FLIR and Geovision Join the Hikvision Price Cut Race on Sep 20, 2016
Hikvision's price cuts are clearly a trend setter. After numerous and increasingly large cuts, the destructive cycle is accelerating. Last month,...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact