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    • CCTV/ Video Surveillance
          • CCTV/Video Surveillance

            CCTV surveillance solutions can help reduce crime and provide valuable insight and documentation for businesses.

    • Access Control
          • Access Control

            Access control is a tool by which you can maintain security of your premises locally or remotely.

    • Time & Attendance
          • Time & Attendance

            Effective time management systems are frameworks and techniques designed to help people manage their time better

    • Physical Security
          • Physical Security

            An electric fence is a powerful perimeter intruder detection system which can be attached to an existing perimeter fence or wall.

    • Alarm & Detection
          • Alarm & Detection

            Installing reliable alarm detection solutions is the easiest way for businesses to help prevent break-ins.

    • Preventing Fire
          • Preventing Fire

            The goal of fire prevention is to ensure the relevant personnel such as family members and staffs are adequately educated

    • Detecting Fire
          • Detecting Fire

            Whilst the main focus of your fire protection strategy should be to prevent fire, should a fire accidentally break out

    • Containing Fire
          • Containing Fire

            This involves reducing the heat output of a fire, reducing the area over which the fire exists or suppressing or extinguishing the fire.

    • Escaping Fire
          • Escaping Fire

            No fire safety strategy is complete without the final part of the plan – escaping fire safely.

    • Building Management
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            Building Management Services(BMS) provide a single sea for monitoring and control

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          • Small Medium Businesses

            Opticom has a proven track record of working with small and medium sized businesses.

    • Multi-Site Operations
          • Multi-site Operations

            Multi-site organisations face additional challenges in protecting their employees, customers, premises and assets from the threat of fire and theft.

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          • Major Projects

            In today’s fast-moving world, one of the most important aspects in safeguarding national or corporate security is information.

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            Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is based on the principle that proper design and effective use of buildings and public spaces

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            A financial institution’s reputation and profitability are based on how well it proves to customers that it is serious about protecting their assets and investments.

    • Educational Institutions
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            When enrolling a child into school, one of the frequent concerns for parents is usually how safe the institution is.

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Schools, colleges and universities are as valuable as any enterprise, if not more so, by virtue of being centers of learning. Thriving academic communities support and encourage young people to become responsible and capable individuals, producing generations of professionals, intellectuals and innovators. Education contributes to personal development both culturally and technologically but also socially. Plainly the value of knowledge in immeasurable.

 

It makes sense, then, to prioritise the safety of such establishments by implementing a School Security Solution – more specifically, by installing Detector activated CCTV cameras that transmit a live feed to a Remote Alarm Receiving Centre (RARC), allowing educators to enjoy the benefits of remote monitoring.

 

There are many positive effects from introducing digital surveillance to a school environment. For example:

  1. The school perimeter will not be compromised as this will be picked through Real Time Monitoring.
  2. To monitor the pupils behaviours and picking mischievous acts.
  3. The risk of criminal incidents, burglary, arson etc. is drastically reduced.
  4. Expensive technology and important equipment (computers, projectors, lab equipment, etc.) is protected.
  5. Monitoring pupils play grounds.

 

24/7 CCTV Monitoring Without invading the privacy of students and tutors

Despite the many and varied advantages of remote monitoring for schools, the presence of CCTV cameras around classrooms and yards understandably begets concerns about the perceived invasion of privacy. There may also be infrastructural problems to consider but by completing a simple risk assessment with the application of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), these concerns can usually be easily overcome. A solution could be putting cameras only in areas where they are most likely to help rectify any prevailing problems. For extra peace of mind, please note that our communication Controllers in our IC3 Command Centre are security screened. They are also trained on GDPR (UK) and Data Protection Act Kenya requirements.

 

How It Works

To cite an example of how this works, we will refer to an Optiwatch-monitored private primary school in Urban Nairobi City. In this case, prior to being a remotely monitored site, the most pressing matter was the premises’ close proximity to a less secure peri urban estate, which meant that intruders would often access the school grounds vandalize the school infrastructure and steal valuable equipment. We arranged for cameras and motion detectors to be deployed to give coverage to those areas. In so doing, we were able to prevent vandalism, theft and crime through real time monitoring and issuing audio challenge as a deterrent.

 

What Advantages Does Real Time Remote Monitoring Offer To Schools?

  1. Ensure pupils’ safety without infringing their privacy

Ensure the safety of pupils and other young people without infringing upon their right to privacy.

 

  1. Prevent damage to property

By minimizing the health and safety hazards this would create.

 

  1. Deter criminals and opportunists

Our control room operators monitor CCTV cameras and issue audio warnings to intruders that can prevent and deter criminal activity.

 

  1. 24/7 security when school is unoccupied or closed during vacation.

Schools are often targeted by intruders out of hours i.e. through the night, across weekends or during school vacations. A CCTV monitoring system will ensure 24/7 manned surveillance.

 

At Opticom Kenya Limited in partnership with Optiwatch Group, we offer flexible Real Time Remote monitoring solutions to meet your unique requirements.

Are you looking to improve your school security in order to prevent criminal activity and protect your students? If so, talk to us today via info@opticom.co.ke or call on 020 2686857 / 020 7909011.  Our school security and safety experts will be happy to discuss your school security requirements and advise you on how to keep your Schools safe and secure.

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