Unique Security Upgrade Gives Ky. School District Nighttime Protection

The district’s six schools will get 68 cameras installed with night vision capabilities.

A Kentucky school district is investing $61,000 in night vision cameras for its school buildings in order to improve 24-hour security.

The Simpson County school system is adding 68 cameras to its campuses to cover public spaces including school perimeters, playgrounds and athletic fields, according to wbko.com.

“Our main impetus of doing this is to be preventative and proactive,” Simpson County Schools Superintendent Jim Flynn said.

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The installations began Feb. 29 at Franklin Elementary School, one of three elementary schools in the district. The district also has a middle school and two high schools.

The installation process is expected to take five weeks. In addition to the cameras, warning signs will be placed around campus.

The district also recently installed a card reader access control system in each of its schools. Both upgrades were funded with the county’s school building fund.

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