school cctv

School CCTV systems. Cost-effective security camera systems for schools and education.

With various threats to deal with, a well-designed school CCTV system plays a pivotal role in managing school security.

Typically when working with schools we deliver security camera systems that spot anti-social behaviour, improve teacher safety and deter trespass, break-ins, and vandalism.

The CCTV systems for schools we design and install cover:

  • IP & network ultra-HD cameras
  • Offsite 24/7 CCTV monitoring
  • Car number plate tracking (ANPR)
  • Perimeter surveillance
  • Internal & external surveillance

Working with a select group of leading CCTV brands, we are best placed to deliver school CCTV systems that meet security objectives, within available resources.

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Cost-effective, high-performing school CCTV systems

  • Protect pupils and visitors

  • Monitor playgrounds for incidents

  • Detect & deter criminals

  • Protect teachers & staff

Accreditations and training

High resolution security cameras for classrooms and corridors

Well placed, discreet classroom CCTV cameras help protect pupils and teachers from a range of potential incidents.

Corridors can be monitored and footage recorded to maintain health & safety and detect threats.

Vandal resistant dome cameras, turret,and high-res corner cameras will capture threats, offering crystal clear footage for evidence where required.

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Monitoring playgrounds, site perimeter and access points

School playgrounds are often locations where incidents and accidents occur. This is a setting where a well designed school CCTV system can be paramount to detecting a range of key security threats.

PTZ CCTV cameras can be deployed to gain an accurate visual understanding of security situations as they unfold.

Panoramic, dome and bullet cameras will provide full coverage of all required external areas including the site perimeter.

To monitor access and deter unauthorised vehicles, ANPR CCTV cameras will capture number plates. Authorised vehicles gain access seamlessly. Suspicious vehicles’ number plates are stored in a database and alerts are triggered if they approach your site.

Offsite 24-hour surveillance – CCTV monitoring for schools

For schools requiring dedicated out-of-hours security, CCTV monitoring is the perfect solution.

Evenings, weekends and holidays are periods when schools are left empty and unstaffed.

Remote 24-hour camera surveillance can replace the requirement for expensive on-site guards. In many cases, CCTV monitoring reduces the cost of security by up to 75%.

For schools looking to improve threat detection and reduce the costs of onsite security, find out more about our CCTV monitoring services today.

Specialist CCTV systems for schools, colleges and universities

At Safeguard Systems we regularly work with state and independent schools.

The CCTV systems for schools we design and install help to:

  • Protect pupils and staff from a range of threats
  • Detect and deter vandals and intruders
  • Spot incidents in the playground
  • Create all-round peace of mind for parents, staff and other stakeholders
  • Detect external threats such as drug dealers, and gangs

With camera types and a range of systems to cover all environments, we will design and install a system aligned to your budget and requirements.

We can install systems during school hours, at the weekends, or during holidays.

Find out more about our full range of CCTV systems today.

School CCTV Case Study

CCTV Case Study: ANPR & Security Camera System for a School

Read our CCTV case study to see how we protected this school with an integrated ANPR & IP security camera system.


Why choose Safeguard Systems?

Our professional team of installers are fully DBS Checked, SSAIB Certified and Safe Contractor approved.

To help our customers get the right system for them we have developed a 6-stage process covering initial contact all the way to ongoing support.

  • 1. Initial Consultation

  • 2. System Design

  • 3. Approval and Order

  • 4. Solution Installation

  • 5. Customer Training

  • 6. Ongoing Service

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    Frequently asked questions

    What are the pros and cons of CCTV cameras in schools and classrooms?

    As a quick overview, the pros of CCTV in schools are improving teacher safety, protecting pupils, deterring vandalism and dealing with harassment and bullying.

    Furthermore, CCTV cameras in schools help to spot drug dealers, and pupils drinking alcohol onsite.

    The cons are risks to privacy, you can’t stop every crime from happening and costs and repairs and the risk posed by installing cheap CCTV systems.

    Schools need CCTV to deal with and manage a range of security threats. For example, catching vandals is easier with well placed CCTV cameras.

    Furthermore, bullying and harassment can be an issue in schools. CCTV cameras fitted with audio recording capability not only help catch bullies, but they can also give insight into the nature of the offences committed.

    Lastly, if your school is set on vast grounds, perimeter CCTV surveillance cameras can protect your site from a range of external threats.

    CCTV security camera systems in schools work in different ways.

    For example, internal IP and HD cameras will record footage inside the building; in classrooms, corridors, toilets, and in the reception areas.

    External PTZ, fisheye, bullet and other cameras record footage to help deter and detect threats such as drug dealing, bullying, trespass and break ins.

    Lastly, ANPR cameras can track suspicious vehicles and perimeter surveillance cameras can protect school set on vast grounds.

    Typically CCTV footage is kept for 30 days unless it is required for an ongoing investigation. CCTV footage should be stored securely in a lockable office and the School’s IT  systems.


    Yes absolutely, CCTV is legal in schools.

    The laws around CCTV in schools are driven largely by the ICO and fall under GDPR regulations. When installing CCTV cameras in schools you need to consider privacy, people’s rights, and data protection and you must pay attention to how your CCTV system is set up.



    The types of CCTV security cameras used in schools include dome, turret, PTZ, bullet, fisheye and corner cameras. Each type of camera is used in different settings and to deal with different security threats.

    Furthermore, there are IP, HD, ANPR and thermal CCTV cameras. if you have a monitored CCTV system your CCTV cameras will be fitted with sensors.

    Without conducting a full site survey it is very difficult to answer how much the CCTV systems will cost.

    As a guide, the cost of a school security camera system depends on the camera type, brand, volume required, wiring and connectivity.

    Then you need to factor in the required installation time and maintenance.



    Install now and pay monthly with security system leasing

    Spread your payments over 3-5 years with our CCTV leasing options. Get in touch with the team today, for a free site survey and quote.

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