Hikvision and Eagle Eye Networks launch new solution for Texas schools

New solution helps Texas school districts reach SB-507 compliance
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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. and AUSTIN, Texas—Hikvision USA and Eagle Eye Networks on Jan. 19 announced a video surveillance solution—now available—that enables Texas school districts to immediately comply with the video surveillance requirements set forth in Texas Senate Bill 507 (SB-507).

"Hikvision is pleased to work with partners like Eagle Eye to provide solutions that make a positive impact for teachers, parents and families," Alex Asnovich, Hikvision North America’s head of marketing, said in a prepared statement.

The SB-507 Video Surveillance Solution combines Eagle Eye's Cloud Security Camera VMS and Hikvision IP cameras. 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, and customized alerts.

SB-507 has several requirements. 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 a video clip is requested, it must be available for the school district to review within 48 hours.

“We are pleased to be supporting Texas School Districts with this enhanced video surveillance solution,” Dean Drako, CEO and founder of Eagle Eye Networks, said in the announcement. “We look forward to working with more and more school districts to help them meet their security needs while also creating a safer environment for students, parents, and staff.”

The SB-507 Video Surveillance Solution is currently deployed at a major school district in Texas, and several school districts are following suit, Hikvision’s announcement noted.