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NCJ Number: 220099 Find in a Library
Title: School Watch: Digital Surveillance Technology for School Security
Journal: The Police Chief  Volume:74  Issue:8  Dated:August 2007  Pages:110-112
Author(s): Tomas Sanchez
Date Published: August 2007
Page Count: 3
Document: HTML
Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes the design and implementation of wireless remote surveillance technology in the City of Hollywood, Florida’s South Broward High School to enhance school security.
Abstract: Remote viewing of surveillance camera footage is the wave of the future. This technology allows the police to view activity from remote locations and a multitude of end-user sites. It can be customized to interface with law enforcement mobile computer terminals and central dispatch databases. Remote viewing of surveillance camera footage can also be used to monitor students on buses. In 2004, the Hollywood Police Department in Florida received funding to support the purchase and installation of security technology equipment to enhance surveillance and security measures at South Broward High School. Even though the City of Hollywood has three high schools, South Broward High School was selected to be the first of the three to implement wireless remote surveillance technology. The school sits on 20 acres of land and is equipped with 60 security cameras currently controlled from a single access point inside the camera room. In 2005, an inter-local agreement was signed between the City and the School Board of Broward County, Florida to implement the surveillance technology. The new system replaces the room full of fixed video cameras. Notes
Main Term(s): School security
Index Term(s): Florida; Security surveillance systems; Security systems; Surveillance; Surveillance equipment
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