2020 Vision, a specialist North Shields-based security firm, has completed a contract to step up the safekeeping of students at a Tyneside school.
Parents, teachers and students alike at King’s School in Tynemouth can rest easy despite the arrival of the dark nights, thanks to the recent installation of a set of state-of-the-art surveillance cameras on site.
Steve Hall is Systems Sales Consultant for 2020 Vision. He said: “Having a long history of troubleshooting the security needs of various educational establishments across the North East, installation at King’s School was relatively straightforward, with the end result being the enhanced safety of the students as well as serving to protect the fantastic equipment on the premises.”
2020 Vision is an award-winning company which is recognised as one of the leaders in its field in the UK. It specialises in security systems such as CCTV, remote site monitoring, access control and concierge services. The organisation is also responsible for the installation of surveillance cameras in the Tyne Tunnel and most recently, the Sunderland Empire.
They have kitted out King’s School with a total of 12 high definition cameras, all strategically installed at the school entrance and key circulation areas throughout the building.
King’s School Facilities Manager Mr John McLeod added: “Whilst no incidents have occurred at the school to give us any concern, student safety is of paramount importance to us. As the nights draw in, the cameras give us crystal clear imagery of students leaving and arriving at the school as well as moving throughout the school.
“In addition to this, as one of the North East’s leading independent schools, we are continually adding to our stock of technologically-advanced equipment and facilities to ensure that current and future pupils have access to the best learning tools, and these cameras serve as a fantastic deterrent against any would-be vandals or thieves.
“The cameras were installed in less than a week and at little cost. With around 660 students, 90 members of staff, as well as some of the best educational equipment available to watch over, it has been an investment definitely worth making. We’re thrilled to have been able to work in partnership with a company who dominate their field in a location just a few hundred metres from our own front door.”