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23 Apr 2024

Creating Safer, More Efficient Schools and Education Settings with Wavestore’s VMS and Video Analytics

Wavestore Global Stand: 5/M108

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Enhancing Safety for Staff and Students

Facing the Challenges: One of the primary concerns for any educational institution is maintaining safe and secure environments. This involves knowing who is on the premises at all times and ensuring that only authorized vehicles have access to the site. Traditional methods for managing these aspects are often labour-intensive and prone to errors, which can compromise campus security.

Wavestore's Solutions:

  • Person detection: Monitor perimeters and zones and ensure the right people are in the right areas, whether that’s to spot intruders or locate missing students. Be alerted to events as they happen so you’re ready to take action when it is needed.
  • Access Control for Schools: Ensuring safe schools requires robust access control measures. Wavestore's VMS offers advanced access control features, including facial recognition technology. By implementing facial recognition for attendance, schools can accurately track and monitor the presence of students and staff on campus. This not only enhances security but also streamlines administrative processes by automating attendance management.
  • Efficient Incident Investigation: In addition to access control, Wavestore's smart search capabilities enable efficient incident investigation. Security personnel can quickly locate specific footage from extensive video recordings, accelerating the process of investigating incidents. This ensures a prompt and effective response to any security concerns, further enhancing safety in educational settings.
  • Car Park Management: The system's Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) feature controls access to the school's parking facilities, allowing entry only to registered vehicles. This not only improves campus security but also streamlines parking management.

These technologies collectively address the challenges of people tracking and vehicle management, ensuring a safer environment for students and staff while reducing the administrative burden.

Improving Security and Safety in Education Spaces

Facing the Challenges: Schools must also manage the safety of various spaces within the campus, from classrooms to common areas. This includes restricting access to certain areas and effectively managing crowds in places like lunch halls to prevent overcrowding.

Wavestore's Solutions:

  • Facial Recognition for Attendance: Wavestore's facial recognition technology simplifies the attendance process. By automatically recognising faces, it ensures that only authorised individuals are accounted for, significantly reducing the potential for manual error and enhancing security.
  • Access Control for Schools: By combining video surveillance with access control, Wavestore ensures that sensitive areas are accessible only to those with authorisation, significantly enhancing the security of these spaces.
  • Monitoring Restricted Areas: The system can alert staff if someone attempts to enter a restricted area, providing an additional layer of security.
  • Crowd Management: Video analytics help monitor the number of people in a given space, aiding in the efficient management of crowded areas and ensuring compliance with safety protocols.

These features not only help keep restricted and communal areas secure but also support the management of student and staff movement, contributing to a safer and more orderly school environment.

Safe Schools and Technology Integration

Facing the Challenges: A comprehensive security strategy in educational settings often requires integration with various third-party systems, such as alarms, lights, loudspeakers, and other platforms, to create a holistic campus security solution.

Wavestore's Solutions:

  • Holistic Security Integration: Wavestore's VMS is designed to work seamlessly with other security and operational systems. This integration capability allows for the coordination of video surveillance with alarms, lighting systems, and loudspeakers, enhancing the overall security infrastructure.
  • Customizable Response Protocols: The flexibility of Wavestore's system enables schools to set up customized response protocols. For example, if a restricted area is breached, the system can automatically trigger alarms, activate specific lights, or broadcast warning messages through loudspeakers, ensuring an immediate and appropriate response to potential security threats.
  • Unified Security Platform: By acting as a central hub for various security and operational technologies, Wavestore's VMS simplifies the management of campus security. This unified approach not only improves the efficiency of security operations but also enhances the ability to respond swiftly to incidents, ensuring a safer environment for everyone on campus.

Integrations with third-party systems underscores Wavestore's commitment to providing comprehensive security solutions that meet the specific needs of educational institutions, making campuses safer and more secure.

Streamlining Operations for Large Campuses and School Groups, such as Multi Academy Trusts

Facing the Challenges: For larger educational institutions or groups of schools, efficiently managing space and ensuring the operational integrity of security systems across multiple locations can be a challenge and has potential for risks.

Wavestore's Solutions:

  • Optimizing Facility Use: Wavestore's Data Reporter feature provides insights into the usage of facilities, enabling schools to maximize the utility of their spaces and identify potential revenue-generating opportunities.
  • System Health Monitoring: With Health Monitor, schools can proactively maintain the performance of their security systems, ensuring that all components are functioning correctly and addressing any issues before they escalate.

By offering tools for better space utilization and system maintenance, Wavestore helps large educational institutions and school groups to enhance their operational efficiency and security.

The Importance of Adopting Wavestore Technology

Failing to utilise Wavestore's VMS and analytics can lead to missed opportunities for improving school safety and operational efficiency. Wavestore's research has found significant portions of administrative time are currently spent on tasks that could be automated, such as attendance management and incident investigation. By adopting Wavestore's technology, schools can free up valuable administrative time, allowing staff to focus on more strategic tasks and improving the overall educational experience.


Wavestore's technology offers a comprehensive solution to the challenges faced by educational institutions in maintaining safety and managing operations. Through advanced features like facial recognition, ANPR, and video analytics, schools can enhance security, streamline administrative tasks, and allocate resources more effectively. By embracing Wavestore's innovative solutions, educational institutions can create a safer, more efficient environment that supports their core mission of delivering quality education.



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