Notre Dame Catholic School began serving the Catholic community of Spring Hill in 1985, with only 14 students. Since that time, the school has grown to 245 students and made significant strides in the rigor of their offerings in Science, Mathematics, Arts, Religion, and Technology. In addition to academic gains, the school has invested in its campus with the support of the Catholic School System of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, including a recent upgrade to their surveillance system.
Surveillance Technology, Inc. recently installed a security camera DVR system in Spring Hill with a 16 channel, 4K, H.265 DVR in the school’s Hurley building, along with ten 5-megapixel cameras. Half of the cameras are turrets, which offer the same vandal resistance as a traditional dome housing; but a turret’s glass housing doesn’t risk distortion or succumb to oxidation the way a polycarbonate dome might. As a result, turrets provide 30% more night vision, with improved distance and clarity. The five cylindrical bullet cameras can achieve up to 180 feet of night vision. Because they allow for turns greater than 90°, these bullet cameras were used to cover the school’s entrances, main hallways, locker areas, and exterior spaces.
The Msgr. John Scully gymnasium, named for the school’s first pastor, now boasts a 16 channel DVR and half a dozen new cameras. In addition to four turrets outside, the interior of the gym holds two bullet cameras, stationed kitty-corner to each other to cover the whole gym.
As public concerns about potential violent events in schools escalate, many private schools are investing in security enhancements. Surveillance Technology is proud to play a part in securing the schools in our community.