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Liberty Lake, WASH. – January 31, 2017 – Texas Senate Bill 507 (SB-507) mandates that all school districts in Texas with dedicated special education programs and self-contained classrooms must install video surveillance cameras in their schools by the end of the 2016-17 school year.OpenEye, a leading provider of cloud managed video surveillance solutions, offers a low-cost, easy-to-deploy solution allowing affected school districts to quickly and easily comply with the new video surveillance requirements laid out in SB-507. Some of these requirements include:

  • Mandatory video and audio surveillance of special education settings
  • Retention of video and audio recordings for three months
  • Rapid release of video or audio for qualified requests
  • Restrictions on persons accessing recorded video or audio

OpenEye products comply with each and every requirement set forth in the new law, are easy to use, and include a number of additional useful benefits, such as the OpenEye mobile app, automatic Health Monitoring, and HEROIC Customer Service. Unique functions like Video Verification check for camera obstruction, such as objects blocking or obscuring camera vision, without violating the SB-507 clause prohibiting the viewing of live camera feeds.

“We applaud Texas ‘ effort to improve classroom security and we look forward to providing solutions that will help create a safe and instructive environment for students,” said Ian Siemer, Vice President, Marketing and Product Management at OpenEye. OpenEye has already worked with numerous Texas school districts to deploy SB-507 compliant video surveillance solutions.

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