Under a New York City Council proposal, all schools would have security cameras by 2024. According to The New York Post, the council is asking City Hall for $100 million to install cameras next year in some of the 500 or so city schools that do not currently have video surveillance. Only 710 buildings (housing 1,123 out of 1,700 schools) have cameras.
Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Queens) said the cameras go hand-in-hand with the proposal to lock all school entrances. He also said that the cameras would allow school officials to monitor activity outside the building, which could lead to implementing buzzer-entry systems so school security officers can vet visitors before allowing them entry.