Niagara Falls School Board Puts $4M Towards Security Systems

The money is part of the state’s $8.8 million Smart School Bond Act.

The Board of Education for Niagara Falls schools approved a $4 million investment in new security systems Jan. 26.

The money will put new video surveillance cameras and card readers in each public school in the district, according to Buffalo News.

Window film will also be put in each exterior door window to make them shatter-resistant.

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In total, 128 new security cameras are set to be installed and several existing ones will be upgraded. The Niagara Falls Police Department will be able to view live feeds from those cameras.

New swipe-card readers will also be replacing older ones on each exterior door of every school building.

The money for the security upgrades is from an $8.8 million Smart School Bond Act last year. The rest of the money from that bond act has already been used on classroom technology.

Installation of the new systems will begin this summer.

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