A case study on the CCTV Solutions provided by Zycomm on behalf of Derby Manufacturing College
Derby Manufacturing University Technical College is based on Pride Park in Derby and Specialises in advanced manufacturing and engineering. It allows pupils (age 14-19) to study a science and engineering curriculum alongside core GCSEs and a wide range of enrichment activities.
DMUTC contacted Zycomm seeking a CCTV system that would help them manage and prevent vandalism and antisocial behaviour. Health and safety is paramount in an educational environment and they needed to ensure any instances of dangerous behaviour could be minimalised and action took upon.
The challenge faced by DMUTC was in any instance of wrong doing by pupils they lacked evidence to act upon it. Students would deny fault and the College was unable to take action without evidence to back up any claim of misdemeanour. DMUTC needed a CCTV system that could easily called upon when needed to provide them with visual proof of any event or altercation.
The College requested a site visit from Zycomm in order to meet and discuss their needs. The onsite assessment looked at potential camera positioning around the site and Zycomm gave advice regarding how best to monitor danger zones and avoid black spots. We recommended a comprehensive CCTV system that comprised state of the art cameras from HIKVision in response to the Colleges needs.
The College required a solution that would cover as much of the site as possible (excluding classrooms) whilst keeping within their set budget. Zycomm provided a system that gave DMUTC the means to monitor the site and the ability to call upon footage quickly and easily when needed.
David Marubbi, Network & Data Manager for DMUTC had this to say:
“Being a College we do not have a great deal of money to play with. Zycomm were the only local company to loan us various equipment for free so that we could test its feasibility. They understood our needs and acted professionally throughout. So when you have a company that you can trust to provide you with the right solution, why go elsewhere?”