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Rod Arquette

Is this going too far? New network will give police live looks inside Weber schools

Posted March 18th, 2013 @ 3:09pm

The Weber School District plans to begin work this summer on a new surveillance network that will allow police a live look inside schools — even from their smart phones.

The system will eventually include roughly 1,000 digital cameras across 45 schools, said district spokesman Nate Taggart. They would be patched into the Ogden Police Real Time Crime Center, which could serve as a nerve center to guide officers from multiple agencies in the event of an emergency.

“We need to be able to have law enforcement have access to our school security cameras,” Taggart said.

Currently, district officials said, most schools use analog cameras with less-than-optimal resolution.

Chris Zimmerman with the Weber School District Foundation joins Rod at 4:35pm to discuss the new security system.

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