Education sector


AI, video analytics and panoramic cameras can secure schools more proactively, comprehensively and cost-effectively

Improving security and reducing security expenditure needn't be mutually exclusive goals, write Simon Reed, VP of sales, EMEA and Asia, Oncam. Used in concert AI, video analytics and panoramic cameras make staff and students safer without straining the budget. Read More

SMARTair® is improving student life across Europe – and this is just the start

Students at a prestigious Madrid university now open doors with smart MIFARE RFID cards, while Escutcheons monitor and ease access without expensive wired door locks. "Generation Z students expect convenience, not a mechanical solution used in Ancient Egypt,” said Felix Moran of ASSA ABLOY. Read More

GDPR, data security and the education sector

Peter Houlis of 2020Vision Systems considers the implications of the GDPR, coming into force from 25 May, for the education sector, in relation to storing, managing and deleting personal data and issues around CCTV surveillance. Read More

Wake-up call on IP camera passwords as UK school CCTV streamed on Russian website

Video footage from more than 500 cameras in UK schools, homes and businesses is being streamed on a freely accessible website. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has urged IP camera users and installers to immediately set strong access passwords. Read More

University campuses: How to strike the right balance between a relaxed atmosphere and efficient security

Security at universities is not as well publicised as security at banks and casinos, but the challenges it raises are also very complex, says Jason Keye of IFSEC 2017 exhibitor AGORA Systems. Read More

Case study: England’s oldest school installs HD surveillance solution from IDIS

Kings School in Canterbury recently had a video surveillance system from end-to-end surveillance provider IDIS installed. Read More

Government urged to rethink school fire safety guidance in wake of Selsey Academy fire

The FSF has urged the government to revisit school fire-safety design guidance in the wake of a fire that devastated a West Sussex school. Read More

CCTV Case Study: Aston University Students Benefit from HD Surveillance Safety Boost

Find out what Aston Brook Green, which houses students in 52 converted Victorian-terraced houses, needed in its surveillance solution, why it chose IDIS DirectIP™ HD and the benefits it enjoyed following installation. Read More

Biometrics on the Cusp of Wider Adoption as Videx Launches B100 Reader for Schools, Small Offices and Residential Buildings

For years biometric technologies seemed futuristic, were restricted to high security installations with huge budgets and were plagued by reliability issues. Read More

FIREX 2015 Video: Glasgow Caledonian University on New BEng course in Fire Risk Engineering

Speaking to FIREX TV live on the show floor at London's ExCeL senior staff from Glasgow Caledonian University explain the thinking behind the institution's new BEeng course in Fire Risk Engineering. Read More



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