Fort Wayne Community Schools to purchase new security systems

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) – Fort Wayne Community Schools (FWCS) plans to buy new security systems for all buildings.

The FWCS board approved purchasing new Intrusion Detection and Access Security Sytems for $752,549.46 from Tyco Integrated Security of South Bend, according to The News-Sentinel.

Documents also report the purchase includes a five-year service maintenance plan at about $38,812 per year, and an annual monitoring fee of $39,984 per year.

The new system is reportedly faster and will provide better security for all FWCS buildings. It will communicate through an Internet Protocol network, whereas the existing system relies on telephone lines.

It will also work well with FWCS’ surveillance video-camera system. Reports show that when entering a building, FWCS employees must show their ID badges. The system will take a photo of the badge and compare it to an existing photo before letting the staff inside.

Burglary protection monitoring will also be provided 24 hours a day.

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