Schools and the Hertfordshire CCTV Partnership

Is your school plagued by vandalism and break-ins?  Why not join the Hertfordshire CCTV Partnership?

There are currently more than 25 Hertfordshire schools taking advantage of the link between the Partnership’s central control room and the Hertfordshire Internet and Connectivity Service (HICS).  During the past year the control room recorded 54 incidents, 14 requiring police attendance, resulting in 2 arrests.

Many schools already use CCTV systems during the school day to help with the monitoring of their sites.  Now, with the right equipment and using their existing HICS broadband Internet link, these systems can be switched over to be monitored by the professionals after hours, at weekends and during school breaks.

Staff can be more confident that their school is being safeguarded from vandalism and burglary and the police are fully supportive because the CCTV monitoring service sends them virtually no false alarms.  With the right kind of equipment at the school the operators can often frighten off likely vandals by speaking to them through a linked tannoy system and then the police are not required at all.

The CCTV control room in Stevenage can monitor any Hertfordshire School (this includes County maintained schools, academies, free schools and independent schools) which is connected through HICS.  For a discussion of how this service can enhance the security of your school, whether or not you already have a CCTV system, please contact:

Mike Read
Hertfordshire CCTV Partnership Operations Manager
Tel: 01438 242814
Email: mike.read@stevenage.gov.uk

 

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