Global surveillance powerhouse IDIS and partner PSX, Inc. have announced multiple installations of IDIS video surveillance technology for the Edna Independent School District (ISD) in support of the district’s compliance with Texas Senate Bill 507 (SB 507) requirements. The successful installations, covering multiple classrooms and school sites, demonstrate Edna ISD’s commitment to its special needs communities—including students, teachers, and family members—by providing the highest quality in video and audio monitoring in support of meeting and exceeding care and education standards that are second to none.
Following a number of high-profile incidents of alleged abuse of sometimes non-communicative special needs students, Texas passed SB 507. SB 507 requires districts to install audio and video surveillance equipment and recorders in select classrooms where special education services are provided if a parent, school board, or staff member requests it. The IDIS Total Solution, differentiated by its ease of installation and use as well as its lack of licensing and maintenance fees, has proven a strong fit for school districts, including Edna ISD, needing to meet this requirement. The IDIS Total Solution has a selection of affordable, highest-quality options for school districts, easily scaled to meet any classroom size, configuration, or budget.
The IDIS solution crafted by PSX, Inc. meets Edna ISD’s SB 507 compliance requirements with a custom configuration of IDIS cameras and recorders for multiple classrooms and sites. At the heart of the solution is the IDIS DirectIP™ Super Fisheye Camera, which features breakthrough IDIS technology recognised by the industry for solving common concerns found with many other fisheye models. The IDIS Super Fisheye offers client, camera, and mobile dewarping for a clearer picture and strongest possible assessment and documentation of incidents. It also features the company’s award-winning IDIS Smart UX Controls, which allow for agile real-time pointing and zooming in a simplified and smooth manner previously unheard of in the security industry. Other IDIS benefits, including two-way communication and the powerful recording and storage technology the company is known for, make the solution an ideal one for Edna ISD’s needs.
“In Edna ISD, the safety of our students, teachers, and staff is a key part of our educational mission,” said Robert O’Connor, Superintendent, Edna ISD. “When those in our schools, and the families that love them, know their environment is safe and secure, the educational mission can thrive. We have embraced the SB 507 requirements as yet another tool in ensuring an ideal learning environment for all, providing additional support and protection for our special needs population. We were committed to doing this with only the best technology the industry had to offer, while also remaining responsible to our taxpayers throughout the process. The IDIS combination of a fully scalable solution of next-generation technology with a lower total cost of ownership than typically seen in the industry made it the right choice for our needs.”