Whitley County High School and Middle School in Kentucky will install 125 security cameras to boost surveillance and safety, after the district's school board approved the proposal.
The district will install 82 indoor and 42 outdoor cameras between the two schools, according to Kevin Anderson, the Chief Information Officer with the school district. Anderson told the board that first responders, as well as school district officials, would have the ability to tap into the cameras remotely via an app.
According to the Times-Tribune, which reported on the news, the new surveillance system will have several features the school district could potentially use, including facial recognition and watchlists, license plate recognition and building occupancy.
“If you’ve got an area like in COVID situation that you may not realize is a heavy traffic area, this camera system will pattern that for you, and identify these areas in the building,” Anderson said.