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California District To Roll Out Surveillance, Access Control

Napa Valley Unified School District in California is looking to create a maximum security ambience for its newest high school, currently under construction. The district is in the process of deploying surveillance and access control solutions for the school (American Canyon High School), which is set to open in fall 2010.

According to information released by systems integrator ConnectionsIT, which is working with the district on the deployment, "... security cameras will be placed at all entrances, parking lots, quads and areas not readily observed from normal staff and faculty locations" as part of the district's standards. "An intrusion and access control security solution will be [included] in the security system, as well as monitored lighting on all paths, and other outdoor areas."

Genetec's IP video surveillance management solution Omnicast and its access control solution Synergis are being used for the project. IQinVision is supplying more than 60 high-resolution cameras, and Pivot3 is supplying the storage systems.

Napa Valley Unified School District serves about 17,000 students in 32 schools, including 23 elementary schools, five middle schools, and four high schools, as well as student in one adult education center.

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