This 13-page in-depth guide explains the key uses, drivers, factors and players in K-12 school video surveillance systems.
A global group of 80 integrators experienced in selling and implementing education surveillance systems answered these questions.
(1) Camera Locations
Where are the most important locations to deploy cameras? How do they differ, if any, from primary schools to middle schools to high schools?
(2) Classroom Cameras
How often do you deploy cameras inside of classrooms? Why or why not?
(3) Cameras Used
What camera manufacturers do you use most often in K-12? What, if any camera manufacturers, do schools tend to favor?
(4) VMSes Used
What VMS / recorder do you use most often in K-12? What, if any VMS / recorders, do schools tend to favor?
(5) Cost Considerations
How important is low cost for the schools you deal with? Please share any examples of rough pricing for schools (e.g., 50 cameras, $50,000 total cost).
(6) Buying Decision Maker
Who typically makes the purchasing decision in K-12? IT? Security? Facilities? Other?
How often is the school surveillance system integrated with access, intrusion or fire? Why or why not do schools choose to do this?
(8) Remote Access
How often is remote access provided for school employees or for the police? How is this typically done?
(9) Biggest Problem
What is the biggest problem you have in your school surveillance projects?