Digital CCTV at Shenley Brook End School

Wireless Networking

Shenley Brook End School is a large secondary which Ofsted has rated as “outstanding”. The school combines high expectations and an innovative curriculum combined with strong parental support.

Lynx Networks and Shenley Brook End School have worked together for many years.

The Challenge

The school had a limited, old and failing, analogue CCTV system with outdated hardware that included analogue cameras and taped recording. Going without was not an option as the school needed to ensure both the security of the building and the safety of its students.

Shenley Brook End needed a more flexible and reliable digital solution.

The Solution

Lynx Networks installed a digital CCTV system using Mobotix IP cameras.

“Although we  have to seek a selection of supplier quotes to ensure we achieve the best value, because we have worked together for so long, Lynx Networks have built immense knowledge and understanding about our school. This, coupled with their technical expertise and experience, meant that they were able to swiftly recommend an excellent and cost effective solution,” said John Holloway, Network Manager at Shenley Brook End School.

“Lynx installed a high-tech digital camera system to facilitate surveillance as required in the school. It is easy to use, provides clear internal and external images and has the flexibility the school needs for future growth. Lynx’s ability to work flexibly allowed them to work with the school to create an installation schedule that kept on site activity outside the school’s opening hours and completed the majority of the work during holiday periods.”

The Results

“The new CCTV system is far more serviceable and flexible. After installation, changes within the school meant that we needed to increase some of the coverage. It was extremely cost-effective to extend; we are delighted.

“One of the main benefits of working with Lynx is that both parties have wanted our relationship to be long-term. Their familiarity with our technical infrastructure coupled with technical experience in many different types of schools means they respond to queries and support calls quickly and accurately. Lynx have been incredibly helpful, applying the same high service standards when laying a small piece of cable as they did when enhancing our computer network and infrastructure.  One substantial project was replacing our CCTV system with a Mobotix solution. The new CCTV system is far more flexible and serviceable” said John.