Putnam City Schools installed facial recognition software into their fleet of cameras last semester, and will continue to use them this year. The software is used to identify a “short list” of suspects who should not be in the building, not everyday students walking the halls.
Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD implemented new physical and digital safety measures over the summer, and plans to invest $31 million in school safety measures over the next five years.
One leading university, based in the United States, has embraced technology as a way of addressing its extensive needs.
School safety was the top priority for a new CCTV system, of course, as the SLUSD supports more than 9,000 students across 13 schools in the district.
Rock Hill School District was looking to upgrade its video surveillance system while aligning with its efforts to save energy.
Baldwin county school resource officers have been keeping connection with students through summer camps, and after the summer, an SRO will be placed at every school in the district. In addition, there will be technology updates coming to the schools.
The University of Central Florida installed license plate readers at all entrances and exits, as well as on some UCF parking and transportation vehicles. The cameras went into use this month.
Police in Suffolk County, N.Y., will be allowed access to schools’ security cameras in case of an emergency in some districts this fall in an initiative called S.H.A.R.E. – Sharing to Help Access Remote Entry.
Rancocas Valley Regional High School has been testing weapon detection software made by former U.S. Navy SEALS in hopes it could reduce the chance of a school shooting incident.
Chadron Public Schools is updating its outdated security system this summer to a more efficient, multi-platform framework.