American School of Barcelona enhances the security of facilities with IP cameras of last generation



American School of Barcelona is a private mixed school, founded in 1962, which welcomes students from 3 to 18 years old. ASB offers preparation programs to access American, Spanish and other international universities.

The challenge

American School of Barcelona (ASB), has around 800 students every year and has more than 15,000 square meters of facilities that include basketball, volleyball courts, soccer field, gym, as well as various outdoor spaces.
The wide dimensions of the school center and the need to secure them, led ASB to install analogue video surveillance cameras which allowed to offer a safety bonus to students and personal teacher, as well as a reinforcement of the safety on the facilities.
However, the unstoppable progress in recent years of IP technology and its clear advantages over the analog systems led American School of Barcelona to begin a process of migrating its CCTV systems to a network camera solution, that allows optimize management and have an integrated intelligence layer.

“Axis IP video surveillance solution has not only provided us an improvement in the security of facilities and people, it is, above all, a powerful management tool that allows us to remotely access and analyze information that is of our interest”

José Manuel Calahorra
Facilities Manager at American School of Barcelona

The solution

American School of Barcelona, put in touch with Instel a telecommunications provider with which it usually works in wired infrastructure projects, multimedia solutions / projectors and microcomputer solutions.
With the aim of offering a high-quality IP video solution and extensive functionalities, was chosen Axis Communications, a leading company in IP cameras.

Instel carried out the migration of analogue cameras to IP, the installation and configuration of new native IP cameras, as well as the tests for the correct operation and its start-up.
The migration of cameras was carried out in several phases, with the aim of renewing cameras according to the needs of the center.

Currently has:


  • Increase the safety of students and teachers
  • Increased security of facilities
IT / Security Department
  • Increased accuracy. The high image quality, with day / night vision, facilitates and accelerates the concrete identification of objects and people
  • Remote connectivity. Real-time access to images from any location and device, managing security from any location
  • Automatic 24-hour alerts. Generation of automatic notifications to any incident, suspicious behavior or manipulation of the cameras.
  • Intelligent video analytics. Generation of tags that allow the search and analysis of specific videos, reducing time and gaining in efficiency
  • Scalability. Increase of cameras according to the needs of the center without significant changes in the network infrastructure.
Financial Department
  • Obtaining a rapid return on investment, thanks to the use of existing network infrastructure in the center.

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