ERIC Number: EJ705833
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug-1
Reference Count: N/A
Surveillance 101: Leveraging Network Video to Enhance School Security, Student Learning and Teacher Standards
T.H.E. Journal, v32 n1 p12 Aug 2004
In response to this growing trend, an increasing number of schools nationwide are implementing video surveillance systems in an effort to improve student and faculty safety. The United States currently has about 100,000 schools, and only 16% of these facilities have some form of video surveillance system in place. While this figure demonstrates that schools are making progress toward the goal of improving their safety measures, more than 90% of these schools use analog, or closed-circuit television (CCTV), surveillance systems. Although useful for basic surveillance applications, CCTV systems fall short of offering the benefits of the more modern surveillance systems available today, which deliver enhancements such as remote access and video management. Internet protocol (IP)-based systems are quickly emerging as a surveillance option that offers marked benefits over CCTV systems, as well as can contribute to increased security and safety across campuses. This article will present an overview of IP-based surveillance, giving schools a basic lesson in the way that the systems work with existing infrastructure investments and showing the overall benefits received from these systems. It will also highlight a case study of how a high school in is using video surveillance technology to improve teaching standards, student learning and security.
Descriptors: School Security, Online Systems, Video Equipment, Technology Uses in Education, High Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi