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N.Y. Education Agency Upgrades School Districts’ Surveillance Systems

Police can access each school’s surveillance system during an emergency
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The Nassau County, N.Y. chapter of a statewide education assistance agency is using its fiber optic system to upgrade the surveillance systems of three school districts within the county agency’s region in order to increase security at the districts’ schools.
On April 18, the Nassau Board of Cooperative Educational Services, which is chartered to provide shared educational programs and services to school districts, unveiled the system, which enables law enforcement to access each school’s video surveillance system during an emergency, according to Tom Rogers, Nassau BOCES’ CEO.
Nassau BOCES would like the remaining school districts in its region to join the initiative that feeds live video and audio to the BOCES’ command center, and the video can be shared with police if needed, according the agency.
In addition, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, R, urges other facilities that host large gatherings of people, such as hospitals, to participate in the BOCES initiative.

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