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Implementation allows Sheriff’s department access to 1,400 cameras districtwide
The following story written by Jon Brines appeared in the Kenosha News on 8/26/2014
When Kenosha Unified School District students hit the books this year, they'll be under the watchful eye of new cameras and a $1.5 million security upgrade.
The district is upgrading its 600 existing cameras, some black and white, and adding 800 more, some with technology so clear viewers will be able to identify license plates in parking lots at its 42 schools. Classrooms will also come equipped with phones.
"It's a big change," Unified's Facilities Director Patrick Finnemore said.
Live or on tape
Principals have access to cameras to check out things like pushing and shoving in halls, vandalism or bullies in the lunchroom. They can view events live or recall them through digitized memory.
The cameras are located in hallways, cafeterias and parking lots but not in classrooms, Finnemore said.
"The schools have access to all of their cameras. The Sheriff's Department and emergency response teams at the district level will have access to all the cameras in all the buildings," Finnemore said.
Deputies will soon be able to pull up live camera feeds from the district’s 1,400 cameras from their mobile command center during emergencies by accessing an cloud-based system called InformaCast by Singlewire.