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Houston ISD Adopts Adaptive Motion Sensors

The Houston Independent School District (HISD) has adopted motion detection equipment in an effort to improve security.

The district is the seventh largest in the United States, with more than 300 campuses and facilities. This move is part of a larger initiative, funded through a bond, to upgrade securuity throughout the district via enterprise access control systems.

HISD is deploying sensors from Napco, which use adaptive technology to adjust minute by minute to environmental noise — such as air conditioning rattling blinds to create movement — in an effort to automatically set an appropriate mode to reduce false alarms optimize the ability to catch intruders.

The project "is an example of the needs for school security upgrades and new installations across the United States," said Richard Soloway, CEO of Napco, in a prepared statement. "Our products are used in hundreds of schools already and the number continues to grow as highlighted by today's news of the Houston ISD project."

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at jbolkan@gmail.com.

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