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School District connecting fiber networks with city services

Published: March 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Tallmadge City School District recently began working with city services to combine fiber networks to increase building security within the district.

The district is busy working to connect the fiber networks in order to allow police and fire city services to access the district's video surveillance system remotely.

"Connecting the fiber networks gives city services real-time remote access to our district's surveillance," said Kurt Gwin, Tallmadge City School District's director of technology. "Police and fire stations can gain quick access to each of our district's buildings. The plan is set to be complete by April."

The increased security will provide an even safer environment for the district's students and staff. In the event of an active shooter or other situation, Tallmadge City police and fire stations would be able to remotely access video surveillance cameras within the schools. Additionally, they would be able to radio in pertinent information to keep the students and staff safe.

"The safety of our students and staff is our highest priority," said Superintendent Jeff Ferguson. "This increased security provides our district with greater control if a situation should occur. As a result, police and fire services can gain quicker access and provide important details to get the students and staff to safety."

For more information about the Tallmadge City School District, visit www.tallmadgeschools.org.


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