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How to Design a Security Camera System for a School

No longer can educational institutions ignore security issues. An incident can mean negative publicity, decreased enrollment, and expensive lawsuits. In this floorplan you will see how the proper camera placement could benefit your school or institution.

school security camera floorplan

Explanation

Goals: Help set goals for your school to decrease or eliminate bullying by placing security cameras throughout the hallways and crowded areas. Also, mounting cameras near the entrances and exits can diminish truancy. For after hours, security cameras can help catch vandals who may damage or steal school property.


The Red cones represent the Deputy 2.0 camera. This camera is ideal for a corner of a room, or hallway because it does 110 degrees of coverage. It will also recognize someone up to 40ft with its 2MP resolution.


The Green cones show you how far away you can recognize someone with the Warrior 4.0. This camera will recognize someone up to 75ft away with its 4MP resolution. The field of view is 80 degrees of coverage, so its a good camera for mounting outdoors on a wall to see entrances and exits.


The Yellow cones located around the money, and smaller rooms, are showing the Sheriff 4.0. Doing 101 degrees of coverage, the Sheriff 4.0 will recognize someone up to 50ft away with its 4MP resolution.


The Turquoise circle located in the auditorium is the Radius 12.0. This camera does a 360 degree fisheye view. The camera can record in 6MP at 25fps, or 12MP at 15fps.



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The Deputy 2.0 - 26DF2



Resolution

1080p HD

1080P @ 30 FPS; 1920 × 1080

Detect: 75 ft
Recognize: 40 ft
Identify: 20 ft


Processing Power and Compression: Not All 1080P Cameras are Created Equal


Indoor/Outdoor

weatherproof

IP67
Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

You can even submerge it for a few minutes.


Temp

temperature rating

Temperature rated from -31°F to 140 °F

Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


Lens

fixed lens

Fixed: 2.8mm
110° of coverage

Digital Zoom Only

Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


Day/Night

night footage

Infrared night vision up to 100 FT

Color video possible until 0.02 lux

How to get the best footage at night


Special

special features

Digital Wide Dynamic Range

Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR

The Deputy is our second most popular camera model. It is tied with the Warrior in terms of how easy it is to install and position, since neither camera requires you to remove any part of the camera to screw it into the wall/ceiling/soffit. This makes it ideal for outdoor use as you don't have a tendency to trap moisture in the lens, as is common with dome cameras, where you have to remove the outer glass dome to mount them. The 110 or 118 degree lens is best used to cover an entire room at once (by installing it in a corner) or to cover a wide area of a smaller yard, as wider lenses always decrease how far away you can identify a person of license plate. Although you can use this camera inside or out, the most common uses of the Deputy models (the camera comes in 2MP, 4MP, or 4K variants) are to install the camera in the corner of a room or to cover front doors and porches outdoors. Two Deputies are often installed back to back to make a 220-236 degree view, such as in the middle of a wall. (This two camera solution has less of that dizzying "fisheye" look that is common with 180 degree cameras and is also usually cheaper.)

Sample Photos taken by the Deputy 2.0. Click to enlarge the images. Press ESC key to close.

10 FT 20 FT 50 FT 75 FT 100 FT

detection

Detect someone up to 75 feet

"Detecting" a face means being able to tell that a human face is in the picture.

recognize

Recognize someone up to 40 feet

"Recognizing" a face refers to being able to say "I have seen that person before" - even if you don't know or can't place who it is.

identify

Identify someone up to 20 feet

"Identification" refers to being able to make out identifiable marks with enough certainty to make a sketch or claim.

The Warrior 4.0 -26BF4



Resolution

4MP UHD Quality

4MP @ 25 FPS: 2560 x 1440

Detect: 150 ft
Recognize: 75 ft
Identify: 50 ft


4MP vs 4K


Indoor/Outdoor

weatherproof

IP67
Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

You can even submerge it for a few minutes.


Temp

temperature rating

Temperature rated from -31°F to 140 °F

Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


Lens

fixed lens

Fixed: 3.6mm
80.8° of coverage (horizontal)

Digital Zoom Only

Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


Day/Night

night footage

Infrared night vision up to 100 FT

Color video possible until 0.02 lux

How to get the best footage at night


Special

special features

True Wide Dynamic Range (120dB)

Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR

The Warrior is our most popular camera model. It is tied with the Deputy in terms of how easy it is to install and position, since neither camera requires you to remove any part of the camera to screw it into the wall/ceiling/soffit. This makes it ideal for outdoor use as you don't have a tendency to trap moisture in the lens, as is common with dome cameras, where you have to remove the outer glass dome to mount them. The 81 degree lens is great balance between covering a large area and identifying faces and license plates. Although you can use this camera inside or out, the most common use of the Warrior models (the camera comes in 2MP, 4MP, or 8MP) is to cover the side of buildings or large sections of yards.

Sample Photos taken by the Warrior 4.0. Click to enlarge the images. Press ESC key to close.

10 FT 20 FT 50 FT 75 FT 100 FT

detection

Detect someone up to 150 feet

"Detecting" a face means being able to tell that a human face is in the picture.

recognize

Recognize someone up to 75 feet

"Recognizing" a face refers to being able to say "I have seen that person before" - even if you don't know or can't place who it is.

identify

Identify someone up to 50 feet

"Identification" refers to being able to make out identifiable marks with enough certainty to make a sketch or claim.


The Sheriff 4.0 - 26DF4-IK10


The Sheriff 4.0 - 26DF4-IK10 - 4MP (2x1080P) Vandal Proof Fixed Wide Angle Lens IK10 Dome Camera


Resolution

4MP UHD Quality

4MP @ 25 FPS: 2560 x 1440

Detect: 115 ft
Recognize: 50 ft
Identify: 35 ft


Processing Power and Compression: Not All 4MP Cameras are Created Equal


Weather

weatherproof

IP67
Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

You can even submerge it for a few minutes.


Temp

temperature rating

Temperature rated from -31°F to 140 °F

Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


Lens

fixed lens

Fixed: 2.8mm
101° of coverage

Digital Zoom Only

Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


Day/Night

night footage

Infrared night vision up to 100 FT

Color video possible until 0.02 lux

How to get the best footage at night


Special

special features

IK10 (highest possible rating) Physical Damage Protection

True Wide Dynamic Range (120dB)

Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR

The Sheriff is very similar to our Deputy model - except that it has a 1K10 vandal proof glass dome surrounding the lens. Glass domes are iconic and what people usually think of with a security camera, but the glass has benefits and drawbacks. Despite our logo being a glass dome camera shape, most of our models don't have them anymore because they aren't that DIY friendly. To install most glass dome cameras, you have to remove the outer dome to reveal the mounting screws and then screw the dome back on after mounting the camera. In more humid areas, this can trap moisture inside the camera; for this reason, most glass dome cameras are installed indoors. The Deputy comes with some silicon moisture absorbing beads to help combat this issue (please don't remove them). Glass domes are sometimes used outdoors especially in situations like college campuses or apartment complexes where "non-destructive vandalism," such as turning the camera away from its intended target, is common. Glass domes do not hide which way the camera is pointed. IK10 is the highest measurement rating for protection from physical damage for security camera products, so it should protect against some destructive vandalism as well.

Sample Photos taken by the Sheriff 4.0. Click to enlarge the images. Press ESC key to close.

10 FT 20 FT 50 FT 75 FT 100 FT

detection

Detect someone up to 115 feet

"Detecting" a face means being able to tell that a human face is in the picture.

recognize

Recognize someone up to 50 feet

"Recognizing" a face refers to being able to say "I have seen that person before" - even if you don't know or can't place who it is.

identify

Identify someone up to 35 feet

"Identification" refers to being able to make out identifiable marks with enough certainty to make a sketch or claim.


The Radius 8.0 - 26P8



Resolution

12MP

Unconventional Aspect Ratio!

6MP @ 25 FPS: 3008*3000

12MP @ 15 FPS: 4000*3000


Weather

weatherproof

IP66
Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

You can wash it off with a hose.


Temp

temperature rating

Temperature rated from -22°F ~ 140°F

Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


Lens

varifocal lens

Fisheye: 1.8mm
360° of coverage


Day/Night

night footage

Infrared night vision up to 65 FT

Color video possible until 0.06 lux

How to get the best footage at night


Special

special features

Micro-SD Card Slot

Built-in microphone & speaker, two-way talk supported

Up to five stream options

1 Full Res Fisheye OR 1 Fisheye & 4 ePTZs OR 1 Fisheye and 1 Panorama

IK10

Digital WDR

Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR

The Radius has is a fisheye 360 degree camera. The Radius is often used in office environments where it is installed in the middle of the room where it can look into several cubicles at once. The Radius can record at 12MP (about 1.5 4K or 6x 1080P). Because it is a 360 degree camera, it records a circular image. This image is usually then dewarped into Panorama views or ePTZ (digital pan tilt zoom) views (see below for samples). Each Panoramic or ePTZ view can be recorded independently of the fisheye circular view, but because dewarping takes processing power, it will use a camera channel on your NVR for each view that you want to view/record. The Radius also has an an integrated microphone and speaker. It should be able to pick up a normal speaking voice at 15 feet. Unlike recording video, recording audio is heavily regulated. It is very important when recording audio to follow the rules and regulations set out in the Federal Wiretap Act; because of this law, the microphone's default setting is "off." If you want to turn the microphone on, we will gladly help you, but you should make sure you are complying with the law before doing so.

Sample Photos taken by the Radius. Click to enlarge the images. Press ESC key to close.

Installed on a Horizontal surface (like a ceiling tile or, in this case about two stories up in our rafters).

How it was Installed Fisheye view ePTZ Panorama

Installed on a Vertical surface (like a wall).

How it was Installed Fisheye view ePTZ Panorama

Installed on a Corner.

How it was Installed Fisheye view Panorama

If this is not your exact scenario, you would need to modify our pre-made systems slightly. This is very easy to do.

We've listed a 16 channel pre-made system below. You could add that to the cart, which will break it up into its individual parts, and then modify the numbers of each camera. If all of this seems like to much trouble, we can also send you a custom quote as well.

*If you would like a camera with a 360 degree fisheye view, you can add in the Radius 12.0 model.


  1. The Warrior 4.0 - 26BF4 - 4MP (2x1080P) Fixed Lens Mini Bullet Camera



    The Warrior 4.0 - 26BF4 - 4MP (2x1080P) Fixed Lens Mini Bullet Camera

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $200.00


    Resolution

    4MP UHD Quality

    4MP @ 25 FPS: 2560 x 1440

    Detect: 150 ft
    Recognize: 75 ft
    Identify: 50 ft


    4MP vs 4K


    Indoor/Outdoor

    weatherproof

    IP67
    Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

    You can even submerge it for a few minutes.


    Temp

    temperature rating

    Temperature rated from -31°F to 140 °F

    Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


    Lens

    fixed lens

    Fixed: 3.6mm
    80.8° of coverage (horizontal)

    Digital Zoom Only

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


    Day/Night

    night footage

    Infrared night vision up to 100 FT

    Color video possible until 0.02 lux

    How to get the best footage at night


    Special

    special features

    True Wide Dynamic Range (120dB)

    Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR



  2. The Deputy 2.0 - 26DF2



    The Deputy 2.0 - 26DF2 - 2MP (1080P) Fixed Wide Angle Lens Turret Dome Camera

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $150.00


    Resolution

    1080p HD

    1080P @ 30 FPS; 1920 × 1080

    Detect: 75 ft
    Recognize: 40 ft
    Identify: 20 ft


    Processing Power and Compression: Not All 1080P Cameras are Created Equal


    Indoor/Outdoor

    weatherproof

    IP67
    Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

    You can even submerge it for a few minutes.


    Temp

    temperature rating

    Temperature rated from -31°F to 140 °F

    Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


    Lens

    fixed lens

    Fixed: 2.8mm
    110° of coverage

    Digital Zoom Only

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


    Day/Night

    night footage

    Infrared night vision up to 100 FT

    Color video possible until 0.02 lux

    How to get the best footage at night


    Special

    special features

    Digital Wide Dynamic Range

    Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR



  3. Sheriff 4.0



    The Sheriff 4.0 - 26DF4-IK10 - 4MP (2x1080P) Vandal Proof Fixed Wide Angle Lens IK10 Dome Camera

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $225.00


    Resolution

    4MP UHD Quality

    4MP @ 25 FPS: 2560 x 1440

    Detect: 115 ft
    Recognize: 50 ft
    Identify: 35 ft


    Processing Power and Compression: Not All 4MP Cameras are Created Equal


    Weather

    weatherproof

    IP67
    Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

    You can even submerge it for a few minutes.


    Temp

    temperature rating

    Temperature rated from -31°F to 140 °F

    Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


    Lens

    fixed lens

    Fixed: 2.8mm
    101° of coverage

    Digital Zoom Only

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


    Day/Night

    night footage

    Infrared night vision up to 100 FT

    Color video possible until 0.02 lux

    How to get the best footage at night


    Special

    special features

    IK10 (highest possible rating) Physical Damage Protection

    True Wide Dynamic Range (120dB)

    Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR



  4. The Radius 12.0 - 26P12; top-down view



    The Radius 12.0 - 26P12 - 12MP 360° Fisheye Dome Camera

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $899.00


    Resolution

    12MP

    Unconventional Aspect Ratio!

    6MP @ 25 FPS: 3008*3000

    12MP @ 15 FPS: 4000*3000


    Weather

    weatherproof

    IP66
    Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

    You can wash it off with a hose.


    Temp

    temperature rating

    Temperature rated from -22°F ~ 140°F

    Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


    Lens

    varifocal lens

    Fisheye: 1.8mm
    360° of coverage


    Day/Night

    night footage

    Infrared night vision up to 65 FT

    Color video possible until 0.06 lux

    How to get the best footage at night


    Special

    special features

    Micro-SD Card Slot

    Built-in microphone & speaker, two-way talk supported

    Up to five stream options

    1 Full Res Fisheye OR 1 Fisheye & 4 ePTZs OR 1 Fisheye and 1 Panorama

    IK10

    Digital WDR

    Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR



  5. The 4MP Admiral Series (4MP is 2 x 1080P) - 16 Channel HD Customizable Security Camera System



    16 Camera 4MP Admiral Series

    Starting at: $3,049.00


    Cameras


    4MP @ 25 FPS: 2560 x 1440

    80.8° or 101° options
    IP67 Weatherproof
    Infrared night vision up to 100 FT
    -31°F to 140 °F temp rated
    True Wide Dynamic Range (120dB)



    4MP vs 4K.


    Software


    VCA: Motion Detection, Line Crossing, Face Detection, Intrusion Detection, People Counting, Vandalism Detection
    Video Content Analytics (VCA) Search
    VCA Event based Email Alerts
    Remote Footage Download
    1 Click Firmware Update

    Learn when you would use VCA


    Remote Viewing


    Smartphone Apps
    Tablet Apps
    Windows Apps
    Mac Viewing Apps
    Internet Explorer Viewing

    How Patent Wars have changed Browser Support


    Hardware


    Cat5e (RJ45) Ethernet to Network
    Standard 3-Prong Wall Plug
    SCWEasyConnect 2.0 ports on back for Plug and play 2018 SCW camera auto-configuration up to 750 ft away
    VGA Monitor Out
    4K HDMI Out for TVs/Monitors
    Footage Download via USB

    Learn about automatic backup footage options