Security to be tightened at Brandywine

Published 8:34 pm Monday, April 4, 2005

By By ERIN VER BERKMOES / Niles Daily Star
NILES - After spending countless hours investigating situations that occurred at Brandywine Middle School/High School Assistant Principal Jim Boger, kept thinking security cameras would make these investigations much easier.
The school has decided to install a digital camera system so time wasted on learning what happened during an incident, would be saved.
Boger stressed that there isn't a large amount of such incidents at the school. Their hope is to stop most from happening in the future.
The cameras will be used to monitor different things at the school.
Boger added that the cameras would also be used to deter theft from locker rooms which has been a problem in the past.
Some of the cameras installed will be visible to the students, while others won't be.
After doing some research about the different cameras that are available, they finally decided upon getting a digital system.
The system that has been chosen can be upgraded to have a total of 16 cameras around the school grounds, although right now there will only eight.
It will also give police and even the superintendent the ability to look at what is going on as well.
Boger added that the system is able to hold 30 days worth of tapes and that if need be they can burn specific incidents to DVD so that they can be watched again at a later date.