Video Insight Expands 2015 School and University Security Grant Program to $1M

The program will donate 50 video surveillance grants valued at $20,000 each to school and college applicants from across the nation.

Building on the success of its 2014 School Security In-Kind Grant program, Video Insight has increased the program fourfold for 2015 and will donate $1 million in grants to underfunded school systems across the United States.

“We started this grant program last year in an effort to help schools and colleges that have limited or no video surveillance protection in place to combat the continued violent acts and threats they face on a day-to-day basis,” said Video Insight Chief Executive Officer Robert Shaw. “While we were aware that many campuses simply do not have the funds to provide the security they need, we were overwhelmed by the response to our program and the absolute need for basic video surveillance protection, which is why we are increasing the number of grants for 2015.”

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The program will donate 50 video surveillance grants valued at $20,000 each to school and college applicants from across the United States. Each grant recipient – to be chosen and announced monthly – will receive Video Insight Video Management Software (VMS) licenses; 16 IP video surveillance cameras; one video encoder that includes VMS software licenses and 10 years of software upgrades.

School and college systems that received a Video Insight School Security In-Kind Grant in 2014 include Columbia County School District in Florida, Allen University of Columbia in South Carolina, Yucaipa-Calimesa Unified School District in California, Monroe Public Schools in Michigan, Gateway School District in Pennsylvania, Harrison School District 2 in Colorado, and Pilot Rock School District in Oregon.

For detailed information on how to apply for the 2015 Video Insight School Security In-Kind Grant program, please visit or call (713) 621-9779.

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