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District Purchases New, Upgraded Security Equipment


The Denton ISD Board of School Trustees unanimously approved an administrative recommendation to upgrade security cameras from analog to high-definition across the district and at all levels totaling the purchase of more than $1.1 million in security camera equipment.

 

When Denton ISD voters approved the 2018 Capital Improvement Plan last May 5, $20.6 million was dedicated to improving safety and infrastructure projects in the district.  The purchase and installation of the security camera upgrades is one portion of the plan.

 

“This is the second phase in a series of multi-level security upgrades for our schools,” said Dr. Jamie Wilson, superintendent of schools.  “Our community expects our children to be safe when they are at school, and we appreciate their financial commitment to continue with that expectation.”   

 

The approval of this purchase allows for the replacement of 694 existing standard-definition security cameras and the addition of 229 new high-definition security cameras to be installed at elementary, middle school and high school campuses.  The new video management system included with this purchase will support all new cameras, as well as 288 existing HD security cameras already in use.

 

“Our Board of School Trustees is to be commended for the continued importance they place on the safety and security of our students and staff,” said Jeff Russell, area superintendent of academic programs.