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Modular Classroom Case Study

CCTV, Audio Visual, Door Access Control and Wi-Fi for Modular Classrooms

How Tel Group worked with Mill Ford School to seamlessly integrate their modular classrooms into their existing network infrastructure.


Mill Ford is a school with a specialism in meeting the needs of children and young adults aged 3-19 with complex needs.

Since 2021, Tel Group have worked with Mill Ford as a strategic technology partner, helping to steadily enhance their technology. During this time, we have provided Mill Ford School with Telephone Systems, CCTV, Wi-Fi, Broadband and Digital Safeguarding Solutions.


Objective: Integrate two portable cabins into the school’s network infrastructure, with CCTV, Wi-Fi, Door Access and Audio Visual Equipment.

After installing two portable classrooms on-site to accommodate students, Mill Ford School tasked us to fully integrate these modular classrooms into the school’s current network infrastructure with advanced technology solutions.

“I can highly recommend Tel Group, both David and Brendan were amazing to work with. Nothing was too much trouble!”

– Andrea Howard, School Business Manager

School Portakabin Case Study - Mill Ford School - ICT Infrastructure


To ensure reliable connectivity, we installed two network link cables to each modular classroom. These cables were essential for providing the backbone of the network infrastructure, ensuring high-speed internet and internal network access.

As well as this, each modular classroom required a dedicated network cabinet and switch to manage the local network traffic. We extended the network infrastructure to support Wi-Fi, CCTV, laptops, and interactive boards.


To bolster their current security system, we added six new CCTV cameras to the existing system on the exterior of the modular classrooms.


For access control, we installed five Paxton door access points across the two classrooms, allowing Mill Ford to control the entry in and out of the classrooms.


Interactive boards were installed into each of the modular classrooms, ensuring an engaging teaching and learning environment for staff and students. Full training was later provided on how to use these boards.


To complete the project we set up Wi-Fi access points for robust network connectivity, connecting to the main school’s Wi-Fi hub. This has enabled staff and students to utilise the internet when occupying the modular classrooms.

External CCTV Cameras for a school portakabin classroom - Portakabin case study

External CCTV Cameras

Network Cabinet for a school portakabin classroom - Portakabin case study

Network Cabinet

Door Access Control for a school portakabin classroom - Portakabin case study

Internal Door Access Control

Wi-Fi Access Points for a school portakabin classroom - Portakabin case study

Wi-Fi Access Points

Interactive Board for a school portakabin classroom - Portakabin case study

Interactive Board Installation

External CCTV Cameras for a school portakabin classroom - Portakabin case study

External CCTV Cameras

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