New cameras to improve Clay Co. school security

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A new video surveillance system is being installed in 15 buildings in the Clay Community Schools Corp. to improve security and make it easier for school officials and police to monitor activities.

The district is paying Tech Electronics of Indiana nearly $500,000 to install the high-definition security cameras and software at 10 schools and five district buildings.

District director of extended services Mike Howard tells the Tribune-Star that the changes are designed to keep students and staff "as safe as possible."

The cameras will be placed indoors and outdoors but not in classrooms, locker rooms or restrooms. Howard will be able to access the cameras through mobile devices or from his home computer, and police are expected to have access by this summer.

Information from: Tribune-Star 

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