The Future Of School Security

By Jessica Light

July 22, 2010 Updated Dec 14, 2007 at 7:27 PM EDT

Security companies demonstrate their technology for school administrators.

What could one day be used to keep your child's school safe.

The latest advances in school security were on display at Broome Tioga Boces.

School administrators came to see what can keeps kids safe.

Like this visitors pass with red lines that appear over time.

"Basically the badge expires so if I try to use this badge, take it with me rather than turning it in and come back tomorrow, what's going to happen is everyone's gonna know I have yesterdays badge on and I shouldn't be here," says LINSTAR representative Charlie Clark.

Clark says the Johnson City district is eying these passes.

But what about student ID cards?

This system takes a picture ..and in less than a minute, there's the card.

And there's a new wave in identification.

Biometrics.

"That basically is a measurement of the finger because you know, I left it home, I lost it on the bus, they don't have it with them for whatever reason but they most always have their finger with them.," says Alan Slocum of BOCES.

Different schools were also able to learn about different security camera options.

Including one that can be manually controlled like you see here or programmed to take a tour of the area.

Other cameras can highlight cars parked where they shouldn't be, even people trespassing.

An alarm tells security.

But what if there's a security threat parents need to know about.

"There are computer systems set up that they can be notified by text message or phone message," says NYSP School Resource Officer Chris Cody.

For about 5 dollars per student per year... unlimited messages and unlimited uses.

"A baseball game's being cancelled, a venues being changed, a flood somewhere that no one knew about, a pump that overflowed, you name it," says George Breig of Honeywell.

Adding convenience and security... in an ever-changing world.

Broome-Tioga BOCES set up the security display to see what interests area districts.

The state offers an incentive for schools to collaborate.

So BOCES could buy equipment like an ID card printer at a reduced price for several schools to use.

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