West Paterson school security boosted by hi-tech surveillance cameras

(02/01/05) WEST PATERSON ? Acting Governor Dick Codey (D-NJ) announced a new program Tuesday that is designed to make area schools safer through the use of hi-tech cameras.

The Model School Program will use ?smart camera? technology to help identify potentially harmful threats to students. The surveillance cameras will feed footage to computers that will use cutting-edge software to differentiate various items or people in the picture. The smart camera technology was originally announced in January as part of a similar program being implemented in some New Jersey malls.

The pilot Model School Program will be implemented in three West Paterson schools. If successful, it may be applied to 2,500 other schools throughout the state.

Related story: New Paramus mall cameras may provide blueprint for security across U.S.

 

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