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The Challenge

The Academy, Selsey formerly known as the Manhood Community College, holds 453 pupils aged 11-16. More than 75 firefighters tackled the blaze on the 21st August 2016 started by accidental ignition. The fire was brought under control after eight hours but not before most of the secondary school had been destroyed, including the existing CCTV system.

Requiring a brand new installation, the Academy’s specifications were extremely specific. The system had to be simple to use and provide quality images over a large site where identification would be possible. As the school was successfully using a LILIN security system for a number of years before the fire they had every confidence in continuing to use LILIN.


The Solution

LILIN 1080P HD IP iMEGAPRO network cameras were installed in strategic locations to maximise the efficiency of the system and monitor vital areas throughout the four locations. A key element was the involvement of the staff whose knowledge proved invaluable, for example, they helped with the correct positioning of cameras and provided vital information on potential trouble spots.

Also selected was a LILIN 36 channel Navigator server which was installed to provide a recording and monitoring solution. This enabled staff to view local images from the cameras located within that area of the Academy.

The Benefits

Security is a high priority for The Academy, Selsey. The school may be using surveillance as a positive measure to help prevent vandalism but the true importance lies with the safety of the students and staff whilst they are on the school’s premises. The management team at The Academy, Selsey are able to monitor any location and easily share incidents captured on video. This provides peace of mind for students, parents and staff alike. Most importantly, the academy now benefits from HD quality images. 

LILIN’s IP surveillance system allows full integration, giving The Academy, Selsey the opportunity to develop the system in line with the ongoing growth of the school. The new IP system provides the perfect solution – protecting the property and students, providing access to the benefits of advanced network video technology with the ability to add to the system at a later date.

What our Managing Director said:

"As an existing supplier, we were very sorry to hear about the devastating fire at The Academy, but delighted that we were able to respond to the School’s tight deadlines to get the site secure and ready for the new academic year. The supply and installation of LILIN IP CCTV went to plan and provides a network of cameras so the Academy can be monitored out of school hours, and even remotely away from the school site."

Mick Watts

Managing Director

Customer Overview

"After The Academy Selsey burnt down we urgently needed to get a cctv system in place before the new academic year. Within a very tight timescale, we were fully connected with a future proof, flexible solution that will adapt as the school is rebuilt."

Key features

  • LILIN 1080P HD IP iMEGAPRO Network Cameras Used
  • LILIN 36 channel Navigator Server Used

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