Private School Chooses Remote Guarding
- By Dian Schaffhauser
A private school in Los Angeles has contracted with a security service that does its guarding remotely. Village Christian School is now working with Elite Interactive Solutions, which watches over the 110-acre campus from a command center located underground and outfitted, according to the company, with power sources to keep it running for up to three months.
The school facilities are monitored by video surveillance. When the command center systems detect motion, human monitors can watch and listen in on the activity, speak to the intruders and communicate with law enforcement.
"Schools today face difficult security issues," said company CEO Aria Kozak in a prepared statement. "The constant movement of students across a large campus, relatively easy public access, and extended after-school vacancy makes schools vulnerable to a wide variety of threats. We view physical security from the standpoint of crime and loss prevention, including real-time, live support during major security events."
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.