Hidden away in the quiet Derbyshire countryside, Repton Preparatory School has recently benefitted from a CCTV solution to support its Access Control system – both supplied by Norbain and installed by Spectre UK Ltd.
A boarding and day school for 450 boys and girls aged 3 to 13, Repton School enjoys an enviable reputation. Providing a comfortable and reassuring environment in which to learn, Repton Preparatory School had previously deployed a Paxton Access Control system, to ensure controlled access to the school’s buildings.
Installed by Spectre UK Ltd, the system proved so successful that the school was keen to complement it with a CCTV camera network, to provide additional security and further reassurance for both pupils and staff.
“Having experienced their expertise and professionalism with the Access Control project, we once again turned to Spectre UK Ltd,” explains Richard Fletcher, Bursar for Repton Preparatory School. “After technical liaison and site visits, Spectre specified a package of the latest CCTV technology, designed to meet our security and budget requirements.”
“With a 54-acre site consisting of listed buildings, vast grounds and a public right of way running through it, specifying and installing the correct technology was a technical challenge,” adds Judith Clarke, Operations Manager for Spectre UK Ltd. “One of the toughest challenges was finding the best solution to transmit images from cameras situated across a road, to the main school building.
“Providing the solution, we used NVT UTP video transmission equipment, employing NVT NV-214A-M transceivers at the camera end to transmit video over Cat5 UTP cable, routed via a span over the roadway. This delivers interference-free high-quality video to the school’s Dedicated Micros SD 8 Channel DVR, via a NVT NV-1672 DigitalEQTM receiver hub – all sourced through Norbain.
“Delivering the correct mix of the latest security technology has been the key to the success of both the Access Control and CCTV systems at the school,” explains Judith Clarke. “With access to the best performing products in the vast security market place via Norbain, we have supplied an economical and high-performance CCTV camera network that benefits the school on a daily basis, and will continue to do so for years to come.”