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Major CCTV overhaul

Upton-by-Chester High School Upton-by-Chester High is a highly successful, 11-18 co-educational High School with over 200 staff and 1600 students on roll, located just over 2 miles from Chester city centre. Their mission statement is ‘Learning to Shape the Future’ and to strive to ensure students achieve not just academic excellence, but also leave school ready to take…

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Which is the best Hikvision NVR?

Overview We selected Hikvision as our preferred CCTV manufacturer due to the extensive portfolio, the three year warranty and the very competitive pricing structure. The portfolio that we provide covers 4-channel to 64-channel systems, with several performance options. What is an NVR? A Network Video Recorder (NVR) saves digital images from IP cameras, rather than…

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Why you need specialist hard drives for your NVR

When we prepare a CCTV proposal with a new NVR we always recommend new hard drives, but often clients ask if they can utilise their existing storage, to reduce costs. We work with clients to maximise value and reliability. By choosing new surveillance storage you will improve performance and system longevity. Typical drive types Essentially…

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Welcome to the jungle?

Westborough High School We first met with Westborough High School when performing a successful demo of the inVentry system during March 2010.We have now worked together on a number of networking projects that have included the re-organisation of their messy jungle of a Server Room, a switch upgrade strategy and the implementation of site-wide wireless.…

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“medieval” network upgrade

Peckforton Castle Overview Peckforton Castle wanted to provide wireless guest access for guests and staff, but faced many issues, so invited us in to help. Peckforton Castle – An enchanting hotel in the heart of Cheshire Rising majestically above the Cheshire landscape, Peckforton Castle’s enchanting medieval style, beauty and stunning location make it a truly…

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free consultancy pays off!

The King’s School, Chester The King’s School is one of the leading co-educational Independent schools in Cheshire and the surrounding area.Our ethos is to inspire your children to reach their full potential.As you would expect our academic record is outstanding but what makes King’s special is the all-round education which equips pupils for their life…

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Smooth transition from analogue to digital CCTV

Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School & Sixth Form College Introduction “Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School & Sixth Form College is a dynamic, innovative and ambitious Teaching School and Academy with a national reputation for excellence. We work closely with the National College for School Leadership and Teaching Agency in modelling, promoting and disseminating best and next practice.”…

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Have you planned correctly for 5 GHz wireless?

Plan properly when upgrading Why is 5 GHz so important? Most wireless networks were planned to supporting legacy devices, such as laptops and notebooks and to keeps costs lower, these were normally manufactured using 802.11b/g (or possibly n) technology operating at 2.4 GHz. This technology offers many benefits to clients but it does also suffer…

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