Idaho School District to Upgrade Security

The Twin Falls School District in Idaho will install high definition cameras and card readers at each of its schools.
Published: March 16, 2015

An Idaho school district is planning to spend $1.3 million to improve the safety of its schools after an audit last year revealed vulnerabilities.

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Starting this summer the Twin Falls School District will be installing new security cameras and card readers at its 13 campuses, according to magicvalley.com. The decision to improve school security comes in light of a safety audit last year.

The new security cameras, which will be high definition, will cost between $25,000 and $30,000 per school. School officials say the cameras will provide clearer, more extensive coverage of each school’s perimeter. A camera company has not yet been selected.

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Card readers will be installed on doors to allow administrators to choose which doors to lock. Employees will receive electronic key cards to enter the building.

The project will be funded from a bond worth almost $74 million that was approved last year.

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