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    CCTV for School - How do you do it?

    Morning All

    I've been asked by our property manager to look into possible CCTV solutions for the school.

    Long story short, we've had a few issues with minibuses getting broken into, equipment used for taking various social substances being around site of a morning, etc, so we're looking to cover key areas with CCTV.

    So I just thought I'd see what people recommend. IP Cameras in the various locations feeding back to a central server or something else?

    Thanks
    Andy T

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    We've got a mix of Sony and Axis cameras here (tending towards the Sony ones these days as they seem to have a better image quality).

    Milestone Xprotect express for the recoarding server, something we custom built with a 2U case from Xcase and a AMD mobo/CPU. Origionaly we went for 2TB HDDs but after consideration we changed our length of recoarding down to 30 days so most of that is unused now and I kind of wish I went for smaller higher speed 10k hard drives.

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    We have Axis cameras and and Axis server here.

    My impression is that it works -> quality is OK -> expensive (you need licences for each camera).

    We had another part of the build being covered with external CCTV (the traditional non IP route) worked out a lot cheaper and better quality picture.

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    Our Mobotix IP cameras are pretty good.

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    vivotek ip cameras and an ubuntu box running zoneminder with a 12tb enclosure attached

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    We use Avigilon cameras and the avigilon software - 2MP HD dome is around £350 and the quality of the image is perfect - Home | Avigilon - The Best Evidence
    The software has never let us down - I cannot recommend it highly enough.

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