The nature of school security has changed dramatically over the last decade. Recent high profile incidents have demonstrated the need for tools that improve both the school’s and law enforcement’s ability to prevent, quickly respond to and mitigate security breaches, driving school district administrators to seek out the most effective systems to protect their students and staff.
Addressing a challenging environment and new state requirements
School districts are geographically distributed, making it impractical and cost-prohibitive to deploy server and storage infrastructure with features such as system resiliency and data protection capabilities found in most data centers. Additionally, primary decision makers and their IT staff typically lack the budget, advanced skills and dedicated resources to manage the infrastructure to support the demands of modern video surveillance systems.
Due in part to statutory changes in education code at the state level requiring schools to store and protect video data from loss or unauthorized access, video surveillance systems continue to be adopted in school districts around the country. Advancements in video technology like modern, high-definition IP cameras, which generate massive amounts of critical, sensitive data, make the process of capturing, protecting, and accessing that data a challenging task for a school district’s traditional IT infrastructure…
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