Great Neck Schools to Use $125k Grant for Security Cameras

Great Neck Schools to Use $125k Grant for Security Cameras

The 99 new cameras will supplement more than 700 cameras already installed in district campuses and replace older model cameras.

The Great Neck schools have accepted a $125,000 grant from the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York and plan to use it for the purchase and installation of more security cameras for its high school campuses and E.M. Baker School.

According to John Powell, assistant superintendent for business, the grant will pay for 99 Axis P3225-V Mk. II cameras, which are small, dome-shaped and work night and day. The new cameras will supplement more than 700 cameras already installed in district campuses and replace older model cameras.

“[The installation is] going to be done this year,” Powell told The Island Now.

Power said the grant will pay not only for the cameras, but licensing, cabling, installation, configuration and integration of the cameras into the current video surveillance system.

The district will install 50 new cameras at South High School, 47 at North High School and two at E.M. Baker School.

According to Powell, the move is not in response to a recent security breach at North High School involving a YouTuber. The YouTuber was turned away by security guards but was able to enter the school building through a rear door that was propped open.

“Our security apparatus did work that day other than the fact that somebody left the door open,” Powell said, “but this will further strengthen what we already have in place.”

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