Find out why Texas schools are choosing this video surveillance solution to meet new state requirements for storage and retrieval

by Brianna Crandall — February 9, 2018 — Hikvision, a China-based global provider of artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics and video surveillance solutions, and Austin, Texas-based Eagle Eye Networks, a global provider of cloud-based video surveillance solutions addressing the needs of businesses, schools, alarm companies, security integrators and individuals, recently announced a video surveillance solution that enables Texas school districts to immediately comply with the video surveillance requirements set forth in Texas Senate Bill 507 (SB-507).

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The Eagle Eye Cloud Security Camera VMS is designed for the cybersecurity-conscious customer seeking maximum flexibility in their choices of cameras and locations. Photo courtesy Eagle Eye

Hikvision USA and Eagle Eye Networks have partnered to serve the needs of school districts across Texas that showcases the capabilities and flexibility of their respective products. Providing a safer environment and peace of mind for students, parents, and staff, this low-cost, easy-to-use cloud-based solution meets all the criteria of the new law, and is available immediately.

The SB-507 Video Surveillance Solution combines Hikvision’s high-performance indoor Internet protocol (IP) dome camera with Eagle Eye’s Cloud Security Camera Video Management Solution (VMS) for high-resolution images that can be viewed on multiple devices.

Features include:

  • Video and audio storage for 90 days
  • Video-sharing capability from any Internet-connected device
  • Mobile app for access to historic or live footage on-the-go
  • Cybersecure video highly resistant to being hacked
  • High-definition IP cameras
  • Restricted user permissions on a camera-by-camera basis
  • Quick and easy installation
  • Customized alerts (motion, intrusion, etc.)

The requirements set forth in Texas’s SB-507 are as follows (see explanation of SB-507 here):

  • School districts must install audio and video monitoring equipment in any classroom where special education services are being provided at least 50 percent of the time.
  • The camera equipment must be capable of recording audio in all areas of that setting.
  • School districts are required to store the video/audio recordings for at least 90 days.
  • If video clip is requested, it must be available for the school district to review within 48 hours.

The SB-507 Video Surveillance Solution is currently deployed at a major school district in Texas, and several school districts are following suit. This low-cost, easy-to-use cloud-based solution can be deployed in less than a day, says Hikvision. The solution is designed to enable easy search, retrieval, and sharing of relevant video clips 24/7.

For more information, visit the Hikvision and Eagle Eye Networks Web sites.