Schools Increase Security; Share Surveillance with Law Enforcement
One manufacturer recently announced a program, which will provide free video management software licenses to local police or law enforcement agencies that are responsible for securing K-12 districts or preschool facilities. Vicon Industries Inc. introduced the program to support school safety by encouraging schools to share access to their surveillance systems with local law enforcement. The company says it will provide ViconNet video management software licenses to local police or law enforcement agencies responsible for securing any K-12 district or preschool facility that purchases a new ViconNet video management system.
This will allow law enforcement the ability to view live and recorded video instantly as emergencies unfold, being able to plan smarter interventions when necessary. With the software, responders can view video from stations and squad cars, as well as mobile devices using the Vicon Mobile app, which the company predicts will be available in April 2013.
School administrators have the ability to set law enforcement’s permissions and access levels to the system where appropriate. While Vicon says terms and conditions do apply, the program will ultimately allow local police to keep an extra eye on what’s happening, whether in real time during an emergency or in viewing recorded video after an event that requires forensic investigation.